Slavik, Joseph



Bohemian violinist; born at Jince. Was a pupil of Pixis at the Prague Conservatory. He took Paganini for his model, and followed him to Paris in 1828. The following year Slavik was a member of the Vienna Court Orchestra, and gave several successful concerts in Paris and other cities. He died suddenly at Budapest, while planning a concert tour through Hungary. Slavik composed two violin concertos; double concertos for two violins and a string quartet; besides many other pieces for strings.