Meet The VIolinist: Matej Seda
Matej Seda (pronounced mah-teeyay) has been playing the violin for more than 30 years. He graduated with a degree in jazz violin from the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory of Music in Prague, Czech Republic, in addition to many years of private classical instruction. Growing up in a family with a strong tradition of music, Matej spent all of his childhood playing violin with his brothers and learning various styles of music. He has been teaching music since 2003, both privately and in music schools, in the Czech Republic and in California. He has taught children and adults of all technical levels.
Matej has led a variety of groups in both the US and in Europe. He is a former member of the North State Symphony. He has co-founded jazz groups in California including the innovative music group Pull String Duo. He has studied improvisation, classical, and North Indian classical music. He has played violin in professional classical orchestras, tango and chanson collectives, chamber ensembles, jazz groups, an Irish band, a rock band, and in traditional Czech folk ensembles.