Born in Prague, oboist Vilém Veverka (1978) is one of the best oboists today, not only on by the Czech standards. With the same passion with which he uncompromisingly explores the limits of his instrument, he breaks his own during expeditions to the mountains, where he takes unique photographs. He graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and repeatedly attended courses by the prominent French oboist Jean-Louise Capezzali. A major impetus in his artistic development was his performance in the "Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester " and subsequent studies with the leading German oboist Dominic Wollenweber at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. His professional development was significantly enriched by two years of work in the Berlin Philharmonic (Karajan Foundation Fellow). The journey culminated in his victory in one of the most prestigious oboe competitions - the Sony Music Foundation (Tokyo, 2003). As a soloist, V. Veverka drew attention to himself by performing contemporary music, today his repertoire includes works of all styles from the Baroque to the present. He collaborates with important Czech and foreign orchestras, which include in particular PKF - Prague Philharmonic, Prague Symphonic Orchestra FOK, Czech Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic or Tokyo Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bayerisches Kammerorchester, Münchener Kammerorchester, Slovak Philharmonic, Krakow Philharmonic etc. He recorded and performed a number of demanding compositions in the Czech premieres of the second half of the 20th century (L. Berio, B. Britten, E. Carter, M. Feldaman, W. Rihm, I. Yun, BA Zimmermann), including concerts by Bohuslav Martinů and Marek Kopelent (A few Minutes with an Oboist ). His interpretive versatility is underlined not only by the first Czech complete recording of Twelve Fantasies for Georg Philipp Telemann's oboe solo (Supraphon), but also by the first collective performance of Jan Dismas Zelenka's Trio Sonatas with "Ensemble Berlin-Prag", which he founded in 2011 with members of the Berlin Philharmonic. .
Vilém Veverka is the head of the ensemble "PhilHarmonia Octet" and the ambassador of the French company "Buffet-Crampon".