Log In

Karel Ancerl Edit Profile

conductor

Karel Ancerl, conductor. Recipient Laureate of State prize Czechoslovakia; 1958; Artist of Merit, 1965; National Artist, 1967.

Background

Ancerl, Karel was born on April 11, 1908 in Tucapy, Czechoslovakia. Son of Leopold and Ida (Ppreisz) Ancerl.

Education

Student master class composition and conducting, Conservatoire Music, Prague.

Career

Conductor, Liberated Theatre, Prague, 1930-1933, Czechoslovakia Radio, 1933-1939, Opera of 5th May, Prague, 1946-1949. Head conductor Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, 1950-1968. Chief conductor Toronto Symphony, from 1969.

Professor conducting class Academy Music, Prague, from 1949. Guest conductor, Europe, United States, Asia, Australia.

Connections

Married Hana Glucklich, October 5, 1946. Children: George, Ivan.

father:
Leopold Ancerl

mother:
Ida (Ppreisz) Ancerl

spouse:
Hana Glucklich

children:
George Ancerl

Ivan Ancerl