Ottokar Theodore Cadek Edit Profile
Artist diploma, Conservatory of Music, Zurich, Switzerland, 1916. B.M., Birmingham Conservatory of Music, 1944.
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.
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).
Married Sara Hitchcock, March 26, 1924.