This website brings you the life and the artistic career of the violinist Břetislav Novotný, who worked as soloist, concert master of a symphony orchestra, leader of a world-known string quartet, artistic adviser of chamber orchestras and chamber music ensembles, violin pedagogue, conductor and author.

You will also find here his audio clips of J. S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for unaccompanied violin in Novotný’s own original interpretation, as well as information about his book “How to play the violin in tune”, containing an in-depth analysis of string instruments’ intonation, along with several revealing insights in this issue. Right now, this book is being prepared for publication.

“I hope this site will give violinists inspiration to further their improvement and will provide them with a new perspective into the study of the violin.”