He played with sweet-tone, deliberate phrasing and vigor in the rollicking Hungarian-style third movement.               
New York Times

Czech violinist Josef  Špacek (1986) is fast emerging as one of the most talented virtuosos of his generation. He studied with Ida Kava?an and Jaime Laredo at the Curtis Institute of Music and Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School. He was laureate of the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2012); he won the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (2009) and received Third Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition (2008). Josef combines a ?ourishing solo 
career with the position of concert master of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
As soloist he makes guest appearances with orchestras in Europe, the US and Asia, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He has soloed under conductors such as Jirí Belohlávek, Christoph Eschenbach, Manfred Honeck, James DePreist, Asher Fisch, Roy Goodman, Jakub Hruša, Eliahu Inbal and Rossen Milanov.  As recitalist he regularly performs at music festivals around the world.