BOARD OF DELEGATES

Board of Delegates

(in alphabetical order)

Ales Brezina, CZ
Michael Crump, UK (Chair)
Nicolas Derny, Belgium

Gert Floor, Netherlands
Lucie Harasim, Germany
Erik Entwistle, USA
Zoja Seyckova, CZ (Deputy Chair)

 


Biographies of the Board Members

Ales Brezina, Czech Republic

Aleš Březina, the director of the Bohuslav Martinů Institute, is active in many different fields of musical endeavour.  As a composer, he has written music for the concert hall, theatre and cinema (and has even occasionally appeared on the big screen himself).  As a musicologist, he has published numerous books and has lectured widely in Europe and the USA.  He was responsible for founding the IMC and remains heavily involved in all its activities. Aleš chairs the board meetings which supervise the Complete Critical Edition of Martinů's works. Recently, this project scored a notable success: the volume devoted to The Epic of Gilgamesh was awarded the prize 'Best Edition for 2015'  by the German Music Publishers Association. 

You can read more information in Patrick Lambert's profile of Aleš, in the second issue of the Martinů Revue for 2015.

Michael Crump, UK

Michael Crump studied music at New College, Oxford and completed his postgraduate thesis on the Martinů symphonies at Birmingham University in 1986.  His book “Martinů and the Symphony” was published by Toccata Press in 2010. He has since then prepared performing materials for Martinů's early orchestral works PosvíceníMalá taneční suita, and the ballet Stín, all recently recorded by Toccata Classics. He is now occupied with  similar work on the orchestral cycle Míjející půlnoc and the ballet Noc. He is the IMC regional representative for the UK and the new IMC Chairman from 2017.


Nicolas Derny, Belgium

Nicolas Derny studied Art History and Musicology at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). He is currently working as a  journalist and music critic for the French magazine Diapason. His interests include Czech culture (Janáček’s and Martinů’s works as well as Hrabal’s novels or Nezval’s poetry), German (post-) romanticism, female composers and conductors, Entartete Musik and opera dramaturgy. He wrote the first biographies in French of Erich Wolfgang Korngold (Editions Papillon, 2008) and Vítĕzslava Kaprálová (Le Jardin d’Essai, 2015). He is the IMC regional representative for France and Belgium.

Gert Floor, Netherlands

Gert Floor is a lifelong enthusiast of classical music, from the Renaissance to the 21st century. He is an amateur viola player. He worked as a GP for 20 years and then spent 15 years as a music librarian in the Public library of Heiloo, a small town south of Alkmaar (famous for its cheese market). His interest in Martinů's music was aroused by the enthusiasm of Zoja Seyčková, whom he met at an international library conference.   He retired in 2012 and now  works to promote classical music for young listeners. He is the IMC regional representative for Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Lucie Harasim Berná, Germany

Lucie Harasim Berná is a musicologist and author of numerous publications and scientific studies on Martinů (eg. A View of His Life and Music, 2008). Between years 2003 and 2011 she worked in the Bohuslav Martinů Institute. She participated in the preparation of the revised edition of the monograph and catalogue of Bohuslav Martinů works (author Harry Halbreich, 2007, Schott, Mainz) and between 2003 and 2007 she was entrusted with preparing the Bohuslav Martinů Festival in Prague. She has been the international coordinator of the project "Martinů Revisited" (2009 – 2010) which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death. Currently she works externally on the complete edition of the composer's works. Since 2006 she has prepared the Martinů Revue as an editor. She is the IMC regional representative for Germany.

Zoja Seyčková, Czech Republic

Zoja Seyčková, the deputy director of the Bohuslav Martinů Institute, is by profession a librarian and information specialist.  She is the president of the Czech section of the International Association of Music Libraries (IAML). Since 2001, she has worked in the Bohuslav Martinů Institute, managing its library and website and aiding researchers. She oversaw the on-line conversion (at www.martinu.cz) of the Martinů Foundation's library catalogue, and of the catalogue of Martinů’s works. She is one of the editors of the Martinů Revue and is the IMC Deputy Chairwoman from 2017.

Erik Entwistle, USA

Pianist, composer and musicologist Erik Entwistle has been performing and teaching for over 30 years. His critically acclaimed recordings feature the music of Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů and he is an award-winning writer on music history.