Born in 2005, Daniel Matejča comes from Liberec, Czech Republic. He began to play the violin at the age of four and was initially taught by his mother, Olesie Voličková. A year later he enrolled at the class of Professor Ivan Štraus, with whom he is currently studying at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He has attended masterclasses organised by the Czech Philharmonic and taught by Jiří Vodička and Christian Tetzlaff. He has also studied with Maurizio Sciarretta and Boris Belkin at the Imola Academy, Italy.
His greatest achievements include first prizes at the Kocian Violin Competition and at the Jugend Musiziert Competition in Halle, Germany, in 2019. In 2020 he won the International Georg Philipp Telemann Violin Competition in Poznań, Poland, and was awarded second prize at the Concertino Praga international competition, having performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in the final round at the Rudolfinum in Prague. His latest achievements include his winning the Eurovision Young Musicians 2022 in Montpellier, France. He has given concerts in France, Italy, Poland, Germany, Austria, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Singapore and other countries. In April 2023, his debut album featuring Ysaÿe’s Six Sonatas for Solo Violin was released by the Supraphon label.
He also attends different masterclasses, such as those in Litomyšl, the Liberec International Violin Academy, the Imola Summer Festival, Italy, and the International Music Academy Orpheus in Vienna. At these masterclasses he studies with professors from abroad, such as Stephen Schipps, Simon James and Michael Frischenschlager.