Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek

„Only in fairy tales is the baton a kind of magic wand, capable of something supernatural. In reality, only a human being can endow it with magic, a person who knows in advance what he or she expects from the music and who can convey this knowledge to the players.“

— Jiří Bělohlávek

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The life story of Jiří Bělohlávek in eight chapters: Childhood and student times – In Brno. First Engagement – Chief conductor of the Prague Symphony Orchestra – The Czech Philharmonic. The First Time – On the youthful wave of the Prague Philharmonia – Ambassador of Czech Music – The Czech Philharmonic: The Second Time – Epilogue


Jiří Bělohlávek as an artistic chief and colleague. As an attentive performer of symphonies and operas. A conductor with an admirably wide repertoire. As an inspiring teacher and encouraging  mentor.