Prof. Zuzana Růžičková has sadly passed away

Zuzana Růžičková, Photo Jan Bartoš

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of the world-renowned harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičková, who died peacefully in her sleep early on 27 September 2017.

„The First Lady of Harpsichord“ prof. Růžičková has passed away at the age of 90. She was closely related to the music of Bohuslav Martinů whole life, recorded, for example, his Concerto for Harpsichord and Small Orchestra, H 246 (released by Supraphon) and her husband Viktor Kalabis was a long-time chairman of the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation and, basically, the founder of the Bohuslav Martinů Institute.

Rest in Peace!

„Zuzana Růžičková: music is life“ documentary (dir. P. Getzels and H. Gordon Getzels)was premiered on 27 September at 9.55 pm on Česká televize (Czech Television), available also here: