Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech conductor, Died at 71


Jiří Bělohlávek was born on February 24, 1946 and died on May 31, 2017.

He was a Czech conductor.

Bělohlávek was a leading interpreter of Czech classical music, and became chief composer of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in 1990, a role he would serve on two different occasions during a combined span of seven years (1990-92, 2012-17).

Bělohlávek also served a six-year tenure as the chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2012.

Bělohlávek gained international renown and repute for his performances of the works of Czech composers like Antonin Dvorak and Bohuslav Martinu, and was credited as “the most profound proponent of Czech orchestral music” by critics.

He was married to Anna Fejérová in 1971.

Together the couple had two daughters.

Jiri died due cancer .

Jiří Bělohlávek passed away at 71 years old.