František Sláma ( Czech. František Sláma ; November 19, 1923 , Heralec , Moravia - May 5, 2004 , Ržicani near Prague ) - Czech cellist .
Czech František sláma
|Date of Birth||November 19, 1923|
|Place of Birth||Heralec , Moravia|
|Date of death||May 5, 2004 (aged 80)|
|Place of death||Ricani near Prague|
|A country||Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic|
|Collectives||Czech Philharmonic Orchestra ,|
"Pro Arte Antiqua",
« Ars Rediviva
Until the age of 18, he worked in a quarry. A meeting with the famous Czech cellist and teacher Karel Sadlo changed the life of Slama: he entered the Prague Conservatory , then the Prague Academy of Music and studied the cello with Sadlo, and the chamber ensemble with Vaclav Talich . As a student, he participated in the Czech Chamber Orchestra of Talich ( 1946 - 1948 ), which did not last long, but left a deep mark in the development of Czech chamber music, in 1948 he entered the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra , where he played until 1981 , and immediately after graduating from the Academy , almost the first Czech cellist to medieval and Renaissance music, joining the Pro Arte Antiqua early music ensemble (until 1976 ) in 1953 , and the Ars Rediviva ensemble (until 1997 ) a year later .). As it often happens, Slama's interest in ancient music was combined with an interest in the latest music - therefore, in particular, the premieres of the works of Ilya Gurnik (Sonata da camera), Jan Tausinger (“Appeals”) and others were held with his participation.
Slama also collaborated with Czech Radio as a host, translated and prepared for publication an autobiography of Georg Telemann .
In 2001 , Slama published the memorial book “From Geraltz to Shangri La and vice versa” ( Czech Z Herálce do Šangrilá a zase nazpátek ), containing memoirs of collaboration and meetings with many prominent musicians, including Arthur Onegger , Yehudi Menuhin , Herbert Karayan , Otto Klemperer , John Barbirolli , Eugene Mravinsky , Leopold Stokovsky , Svyatoslav Richter , Gennady Rozhdestvensky , Rudolf Nuriev and others.
- Memorial Site (Czech )