TEACHERS at Leeds Violin School
Iveta Hlavenkova, violin teacher and Principal of Leeds Violin School
Principal of Leeds Violin School
Violin teacher Iveta Hlavenkova learnt to play the violin under some of the most illustrious violin teachers in her homeland of the Czech Republic. These included Petr Mechura who was Iveta's violin teacher during her formative years at Pisek's School of Music, and Jan Drha from the renowned Conservatory at Ceske Budejovice. In addition, Iveta attended the Annual International Courses for Young Musicians between 1990-2003, where her violin teachers were Associate Professor Jindřich Pazdera and Jan Drha.
The high standard of Iveta's music tuition in the Czech Republic, combined with her dedication and passion for the violin, led to her becoming runner-up in the prestigious South Bohemia Violin Competition in 1999, and culminated in winning the fiercely contested 2002 Chamber Music Competition held in Trebon and the 2003 Annual Strings Competition in Pisek.
Iveta Hlavenkova started her career as a violin teacher in the Czech Republic in 2002, combined with studying at Charles University in Prague where she was awarded an MA degree. There followed a period of touring as a performing violinist in the United States of America, before eventually arriving in the UK where she has been a violin teacher in Leeds since 2010. Iveta's philosophy on teaching the violin together with her skill, dedication and experience has ultimately led to her decision to establish the Leeds Violin School. More about Iveta Hlavenkova and her path towards the formation of the Leeds Violin School can be found on the About page.