(*14.5.1930 Prague †28.11.2004 Prague)
He studied at the Pedagogical Faculty at the Charles University in Prague and conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts where he was a pupil of Metod Doležil, Václav Smetáček and Alois Klíma. From 1953 to 1955, he was an assistant of the choirmaster Jan Kühn in the Czech Choir. From 1956 to the end of his life, he worked as a choirmaster and guest choirmaster in the National Theatre, from 1963 to 1985, he was also an artistic chief of Czechoslovak Radio Choir. From 1968 to 1999, he cooperated regularly with the Bayreuther Festspiele as an assistant of chief choirmaster. At the National Theatre, he prepared more that 200 opera premieres and choral performances. He studied music from all periods with special emphasis on Czech music.