* 11/V/1791 Vamberk
+ 19/XI/1825 Vienna
Compositores - El Almanaque
el texto en inglés:
Born in North-Eastern Bohemia was a child of the local school teacher. He studied piano and organ at home until the age of 15, at which time his father sent him to Prague to study. From 1810 to 1813 he was a student at Prague University, and about 1812, he became a piano pupil of Vaclav Jan Tomášek. While in Prague he became acquainted with Cherubini and Weber.
In 1813 he moved to Vienna where he became a law student, and also studied the piano with J.N. Hummel, who abviouly thought highly of him, because when Hummel left Vienna for Stuttgart in 1816, he turned all of his pupils over to Voříšek.
In 1814 he met Beethoven, who expressed warm praise of his Op. 1. Rhapsodies, and he continued to be occasionally mentionad in Beethoven's conversation notebook.
He completed his law studies in 1821 and was appointed barrister with the Court Military Privy Councillor. His ambition to be appointed Court Organist in this year failed, but a year later he became second Court Organist. In 1823 the Court Organist died and Voříšek succeeded to the position, also teaching the piano at the municipal boarding school.
Unfortunately these appointments did not last long. He had suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis for some years, and in 1824 his health deteriorated and he died on 19th November at his home in Alsergrund No. 24 at the early age of 34.
Like Beethoven and Schubert, he was buried at Wäring Cemetary - now a park named after Franz Schubert.