Jiří Stivín: 80

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Address Alšovo nábřeží 79/12, Praha 1
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Tags Classical, Jazz
Entry CZK 300–2500
Event website www.praguesounds.cz…
Venue's website www.rudolfinum.cz…
Takes place during Prague Sounds 2022

Jiří Stivín – multi-instrumentalist, “livewire”, jazz improviser, classical musician: one of the most colourful characters on the Czech music scene celebrates his 80th birthday at Prague Sounds.

Jiří Stivín was born 80 years ago on the 23rd of November. He was musically active as a child, though his first great love was film. He started out as a prop man at the Barrandov film studios, and went on to study film and television at FAMU in Prague. Music remained important to him, however, and after trying out the violin he settled on the flute, which he more or less taught himelf to play, later refining his technique with the help of Milan Munclinger and Jiří Válek. Soon he also took up the saxophone, an instrument on which he's completely self-taught. After playing for a while in the rock band Sputnici, he found his way into jazz, founding the band Jazz Q with Martin Kratochvíl, and performing in Karel Velebny's SHQ ensemble. He went on to form his own bands Stivín & Co, Jazz System, and System Tandem with the guitartist Rudolf Dašek. He later worked with Michael Kocáb, Ondřej Soukup, Gabriel Jonáš, the Kühn Mixed Choir, and the Talich Quartet.

In addition to jazz, Stivín became fascinated by classical music – both early and contemporary. He premiered works by leading contemporary composers and worked with early music artists like Ars Rediviva and the Prague Madrigalists – and he continues to work on the boundaries of jazz and classical music with his own Collegium Qudodlibet ensemble.

“Tandem, the duo featuring Jiří Stivín and guitarist Rudolf Dašek, is one of the most important Czech jazz acts of the 70s and 80s – and one of the best-known abroad.” Lidové noviny

“A musician of many faces and a master of all kinds of wind instruments from the flute to the saxophone, Jiří Stivín has always loved to improvise and mix together styles, without ever succumbing to easy crowd-pleasing.” E15

Performing artists


Jiří Stivín  Swinging Bach (live)  Jiří Stivín – Swinging Bach (live) 10:08 564 ×
Jiří Stivín  Nepůjdu domů (live)  Jiří Stivín – Nepůjdu domů (live) 5:00 228 ×

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