Renowned violinist Václav Snítil dies at 87


Renowned Czech violinist and university pedagogue Václav Snítil had died aged 87. The dedicated musician, who ranked among the very top violinists in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in the 20th century, passed away on Sunday after a brief illness, his son confirmed. As a young man, Snítil studied violin under Jaroslav Kocian and composition with Vítězslav Novák.