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Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: 1986    

Jiri Slavik was born in Havirov, Czech Republic, into a teacher’s family with a strong musical tradition. As a child he played the violin, which he exchanged for the double bass around age 13. A year later he moved to Rome, Italy, where he attended St Stephen’s School and eventually also the Santa Cecilia Conservatoire (Massimo Giorgi’s double bass class). In the summer of 2004 he graduated from both of these institutions, always with the highest attainable marks (the seven-year long double bass course at the conservatoire took him three years to finish).

After having been offered a full scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music, Jiri moved to London, UK, to pursue his studies, first in classical double bass with Duncan McTier, later on in jazz composition with Barak Schmool. After three years he finished the four years long programme with “First Class Honours”.

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Awards

1st prize in jazz at the international double bass convention BASS 2008, Paris; 2nd prize at Premio Valentino Bucchi, Rome, 2005; silver medal of the Italian president, 2005; 2nd prize at the competition of Italian conservatoires Werther Benzi (2004, 1st prize wasn’t issued); The city of Havirov Culture prize (2007)

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Featured recording “Repose”

Latest Release

Repose

F-IRE Records (2009)

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”The audience had already been eased into receptivity for subtle nuances by the delicate double bass improvising of (...) Jiri Slavik” - John Fordham, The Guardian

”The textural range of the duo is impressive, and Slavik's arco playing inparticular is exemplary; this is music requiring patience and application, but it is rich and original enough to reward both.” - Chris Parker on the album Repose

“Jiri Slavik is a gifted musician who happens to play bass, GREAT. He is pushing envelopes of rhythm, harmony, melody and timbre integration in the service to a compelling compositional imagination...

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