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organist

Bedrich Janacek, Czech organist. Decorated Commander of Merit Ordo Militaris et Hospitalaris Sancti Lasari Hierosolymitani; recipient City of Lund Cultural prize, 1980, 1988, Royal Distinction Litteris et Artibus, Stockholm, 1993.

Background

Janacek, Bedrich was born on May 18, 1920 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Son of Bedrich Frantisek and Marie (Rausova) Janacek.

Education

Soloist examination in organ idem, State Conservatory of Music, Prague, 1942. Master class for organ, State Conservatory of Music, Prague, 1945—1946. Diploma ex., State Conservatory of Music, Prague, 1946.

Choir Master degree, Royal High Music School, Stockholm, 1961.

Career

Organist various concerts, Europe, United States of America, since 1942. Including Royal Festival Hall, London. Other concert halls in England, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sweden.

Also soloist with orchestras. Also recordings; teacher organ State Conservatory of Music, Prague, 1946—1948. Parish musician Cathedral Parish, Lund, Sweden, 1965—1985.

Retired, 1985.

Connections

Married Elisabet Wentz, January 1, 1951. 1 child Fredrik.

father:
Bedrich Frantisek Janacek

mother:
Marie (Rausova) Janacek

spouse:
Elisabet Wentz

child:
Fredrik Janacek