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Josef Suk

Full name: Josef (Jaroslav) Suk
Gender: Male
Born: January 4, 1874 in Křečovice, Středočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: May 29, 1935 in Benešov, Středočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
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.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 58 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Music Czechoslovakia TCH 2 Silver

Mixed Music

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 58 Los Angeles Art Competitions Czechoslovakia Final Standings 2 March "Into a New Life"
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