milan1facebookMilan Vitek has been professor of violin at Oberlin College Conservatory since 2001, and is Professor Emeritus at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Denmark. He was a professor at the Royal Danish Music Academy in Copenhagen from 1974 to 2001, and a guest professor at the Music Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 1992 to 2001. Before moving to Denmark in 1968, Prof. Vítek was a founding member, concert master and soloist with the Prague Chamber Soloists, and a member of the Czech Nonet and the piano trio Pro Camera. In Denmark, he was alternate concert master with the Danish Royal Orchestra. Following two years as a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, Milan Vitek returned to Denmark in 1974 to become Professor at the Royal Danish Music Academy. During this time, he co-founded the Trio Pro Arte, which made acclaimed recordings of the complete Brahms trios and trios by Smetana and Mendelssohn for the BIS label. Prof. Vitek is much in demand as a teacher at master classes such as Aldeburgh (England), Keshet Eilon (Israel), Yokosuka Festival (Japan) a Yuriko Kuronuma Academy (Mexico City), Weikersheim (Germany) and Savonlinna (Finland). He has adjudicated international violin competitions in Denmark - where he was a Chair of the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competion - Germany, Japan, Estonia, Italy, Switzerland and USA. His students are winners and laureates of among others the Carl Nielsen, J. Kocian, Heino Eller, Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, Washington International, Yehudi Menuhin International, the Jean Sibelius Violin Competitions, and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Milan Vitek Oberlin Conservatory Faculty Profile

Interview with Milan Vitek

Michael Malmgreen is a Cum Laude graduate of The Royal Academy of Music, where he studied under Professor Erling Bloch. These studies were further augmented in Rome as a student of Professor Alberto Lysy. Mr. Malmgreen has been teaching at the Royal Danish Academy of Music since 1985, as well as coaching and teaching elsewhere in Europe and South America. Following graduation, Mr. Malmgreen toured for two years with the Argentinian Chamber Orchestra “The Camerata Bariloche”, travelling throughout South America, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, the United States, and Europe. Upon his return, he joined the Royal Danish Orchestra as a principal player in 1970. Michael Malmgreen's talent as a musician and organizer has taken him throughout the world. He has participated in several international festivals: The Menuhin Festival, Gstaad, Switzerland, the Menuhin-Lysy Festivals in Amsterdam, Paris and London. He has performed as a soloist at concerts with Yehudi Menuhin and other outstanding musicians. In 1973, Mr. Malmgreen founded the chamber orchestra “The Copenhagen Chamber Soloists” with which he toured Scandinavia, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. He has also worked as an organizer of the Maribo Chamber Music Festival and the summer concert series in Copenhagen's prestigious art museum “Glyptoteket”. He is a permanent jury member of important music competitions in Denmark.