Josip Kvetek started his violin education at the age of seven in the town of Osijek in his native Croatia. He graduated from the Music School Pavao Markovac in Zagreb and continued his education with eminent pedagogues Leonid Sorokov, Marina Sorokova, Adam Korniszewski, Maria Vermes, Stefan Milenkovich, and Maja Despalj-Begovic. Josip was a winner and special prize recipient in numerous national and international competitions, such as the International Competition of Gorizia (Italy, 2003), The National Competition for students of music and dance in Varaždin, Croatia (Ist prize 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010) , "International contest for young virtuosos" in Zagreb (1st prize in 2005 and 2009), "Rudolf Matz" International String Competition in Dubrovnik (Croatia, 2011), "Sondeckis" International String Competition (Lithuania 2011), and others. Josip has performed numerous recitals throughout his homeland, as well as in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Italy. Most recently, Josip won Second Place in the first Lewisville Lake Symphony International Competition for Strings and the bronze medal at the International Crescendo Music Awards (Tulsa, OK).