About our website

Our website presents the life and work of the Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek in an engaging way. It provides detailed biographical and professional facts and redirects those who are interested in more information to relevant literature, institutions, and people.

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The family of Jiří Bělohlávek

The whole project of the website was initiated by Anna Fejérová, Jiří Bělohlávek’s wife. Together with Růžena, the conductor’s sister, and the daughters Zuzana and Marie she collaborated on the website, supporting it by providing sources and content. The family and the Perspectivo agency continue to run and develop the website.

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Alexander Goldscheider

A composer, music producer and a friend of Jiří Bělohlávek. He studied more than 20,000 documents concerning the conductor and digitalised, renovated and expanded the family archive of Jiří Bělohlávek that had been founded in the 1960s by the conductor’s father. The database of the conductor’s musical life numbers over 23,000 entries. A selection of these sources, such as photos, concert programme notes, postcards, cover photos of recordings etc. was used as the basis of Alexander Goldscheider’s book published on the occasion of Jiří Bělohlávek’s seventieth birthday. He contributed substantially to the richness of the information and visual material presented on this website.

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The website, its content, design and technical support is managed by the Perspectivo agency.


The management of each orchestra concerned kindly provided information and many photos. We would like to thank Pavlína Landová  (Czech Philharmonic), Paul Hughes and Benedict Warren (both of the BBC Symphony Orchestra London), Vladimíra Brychová (PKF - Prague Philharmonia), Tereza Axmannová (Prague Symphony Orchestra - FOK), Jana Baláčová (Brno Philharmonic) and Jaroslav Kyzlink (National Theatre in Prague).

Further acknowledgements

We would also like to thank Jan Simon (Academy of Classical Music, Dvořákova Praha Intenrational Music Festival), Olga Špáta-Malířová and Olga Sommerová (heirs of the film director Jan Špáta), Fero Fenič (FEBIO), Jiří Hubač (Czech Television), Eva Breward (Australia) and Tereza Rejšková (translation).

Do you have any suggestion about the content of the website? Do you want to share a memory of Jiří Bělohlávek or share interesting material? Do you need information for your thesis or article? We will be glad to hear from you.

Write to us at dirigent@jiribelohlavek.com