|Intro||Czech violinist, music educator and composer|
|Was||Musician Educator Composer Violinist Music educator|
|Birth||22 February 1883, Ústí nad Orlicí, Ústí nad Orlicí District, Pardubice Region, Czech Republic|
|Death||8 March 1950, Prague (aged 67 years)|
Jaroslav Kocian (Ústí nad Orlicí, 22 February 1883 – Prague, 8 March 1950) was a Czech violinist, classical composer and teacher.
He studied in Prague under Otakar Ševčík, and is considered together with Jan Kubelík as the most important representative of "Ševčík´s school".
An interpreter of violin compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is especially noted for his compositions for the violin, which have been recorded most often by his student Josef Suk.
He taught at the Prague Conservatory.