Full name: Josef (Jaroslav) Suk
Born: January 4, 1874 in Křečovice, Středočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: May 29, 1935 in Benešov, Středočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Sport: Art Competitions
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Josef Suk was a Czech composer and well-known violinist. He was the son-in-law of the famous composer Antonín Dvořák and grandfather of the violinist of the same name. From 1885-92 Suk studied at the Praha Conservatory, where he was also a professor and later was rector starting in 1922. He was initially influenced by Dvořák’s music and national romanticism until Suk lost his wife and father-in-law in the same year. His later works displayed a high degree of complexity achieving harmonious modernity.
Suk composed mainly chamber and orchestral music as one of the representatives of Czech modernism. In addition, he was an excellent violinist and a member of the famous Czech string quartet. At times he also used the name Jaroslav. He never received his well-deserved approval outside the Czechoslovakia.
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