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Ottokar Theodore Cadek, musician. Served as corporal, United States Army, 1918. Winner violin competition, Hug Brothers, Zurich, 1914; Member American Association University professors, Music Teachers National Association, American String Teachers Association (member of commission on research).

Background

Cadek, Ottokar Theodore was born on February 20, 1897 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. Son of Joseph O. and Marguerite (Girard) Cadek.

Education

Artist diploma, Conservatory of Music, Zurich, Switzerland, 1916. B.M., Birmingham Conservatory of Music, 1944.

Career

Made debut in Chicago, 1917. First violinist New York String Quartet, 1919-1933, New York Chamber Music Society, 1925-1933. Associate conductor and concertmaster Birmingham Civic Symphony Orchestra, 1933-1942.

Professor of music University of Alabama since 1943, also conductor University Symphony Orchestra. Director Cadek Conservatory of Music, Chattanooga, 1927-1945. Head of violin department and conductor National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan, summers, 1946-1955.

First violinist University Alabama String Quartet. Has made 2 transcontinental tours, appearing in concerts in large cities of the United States Organized Birmingham Chamber Music Society, 1936. Director Chamber Music Festivals, 1938, 39, 40.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles in field to mus. periodicals.

Membership

Served as corporal, United States Army, 1918. Winner violin competition, Hug Brothers, Zurich, 1914. Member American Association University professors, Music Teachers National Association, American String Teachers Association (member of commission on research).

Connections

Married Sara Hitchcock, March 26, 1924.

father:
Joseph O. Cadek

mother:
Marguerite (Girard) Cadek

spouse:
Sara Hitchcock