Jiří Ševčík was born in Prague into a family of musicians. His mother was a flautist, his father an oboist, they both supported him when he was facing the dilemma of his life: the choice between becoming a football player or a flautist. He solved the complex situation by striking forward with the flute, and scored! He studied at the Teplice Conservatoire under the strict guidance of his mother and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU) as one of the last pupils of the legendary Prof. František Čech. He gained further experiences in international competitions and chamber music courses, and soon put them into practice in his first engagement with the vocal ensemble Linha Singers.
Since 1994 he has regularly performed as the Principal Flautist of the PKF-Prague Philharmonia, where he brings harmony to the woodwind section. As a member of the Prague Philharmonia Wind Quintet, he gives concerts at home and abroad.
And he doesn’t stand idle as a footballer either, enjoying an occasional kick-around with the famous personalities of the football team AMFORA.
He is a sought-after solo and chamber player.