APRIL 2023

A Memorial Concert for Lubomír Malý

On April 3rd, the first concert of the Festival Cycle of Concert Art organized by the Society of Concert Artists took place at the Martinů Hall in HAMU, Prague. This evening was dedicated to the late 85th birthday of Professor Lubomír Malý, concert violist, pedagogue at HAMU in Prague, and recipient of the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Medal.

© Michael Romanovský

Prof. Lubomír Malý

He was awarded the Medal of the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation in 2018 for his significant contribution to the dissemination of music and the legacy of Bohuslav Martinů both domestically and internationally.

Lubomír Malý © Vilém Žák

Prof. Lubomír Malý was born on March 6, 1938 in Prague and studied at the Prague Conservatory and later at the Academy of Performing Arts. In 1962, he became the winner of the international competition in Helsinki. Prof. Lubomír Malý had a significant career as a solo violist in the Symphony Orchestra of Czechoslovak Radio, the Symphony Orchestra of the City of Prague, and as a long-time member of the Prague Quartet. From 1978, he lectured at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he obtained the title of professor. During his musical career, he performed hundreds of works by Bohuslav Martinů, especially the sonatas for viola and piano. He passed away on September 22, 2022, at the age of 84.