ČESKY / ANGLICKY

Family


  • 1931 - From the left: my dad Břetislav, my mom Anna, my brother Vladimír

  • 1964 - With Estela, after our wedding at the Old Town Townhall in Prague

  • 1964 - On our honeymoon trip to Denmark

  • 1965 - Meeting with my daughter Anita, in Mexico

  • 1974 - From the left: my daughter Soňa, my father-in-law Enrique with my son Libor, Estela, Anita

  • 1977 - With Estela, at a concert in Pardubice

  • 1926 - With my dad Břetislav, my mom Anna and my older brother Vladimír

Young violinist


  • 1943 - With my first violin teacher Jan Řádek

  • 1949 - With Prof. Bedřich Voldan, in front of the Municipal Hall in Prague

Solo


  • First experiences on the stage

  • With Antonio Pedrotti, at the Smetana Concert Hall (A. Vivaldi: Four Seasons with the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK)

  • 1974 - With Karel Přibyl (J. S. Bach) at the Rudolfinum, the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, conducted by Václav Smetáček

  • 1974 - With Lubomír Malý (W. A. Mozart) at the Rudolfinum, the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, conducted by Václav Smetáček

  • 1974 - With Jan Širc (J. Brahms) at the Rudolfinum, the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, conducted by Václav Smetáček

  • 1994 - Before a recital in Sevilla, Spain

  • 1971 - Mirabell Chateau, Salzburg, Austria. Integral performance of Sonatas and Partitas by J. S. Bach

  • 2001 - One of the most recent photographs

Quartet


  • 1958 - Festival Dubrovník, the then Yugoslavia

  • From the left: Břetislav Novotný, Karel Přibyl, Jaroslav Karlovský, Zdeněk Koníček

  • After a concert at Alhambra, Granada, Spain

  • 1969 - From the left: Břetislav Novotný, Karel Přibyl, Jan Širc, Lubomír Malý

  • In front of the Buddha statue in Japan

  • Good-humored in Latin America

  • A concert in Salzburg, Austria

  • In front of the Sphinx, Egypt

  • On Charles bridge

  • 1956 - Having fun at the Quartet’s first study trip to Jizerské Mountains. From the left: Břetislav Novotný, Hubert Šimáček, Zdeněk Koníček, Miroslav Richter.

  • 1964 - A concert at Copenhagen, Danmark. Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet A major. From the left: Břetislav Novotný, Karel Přibyl, Zdeněk Koníček, Jaroslav Karlovský, and Ib Eriksson.

  • 1959 - At Rudolfinum Hall, Prague, a friendly gathering after a Henryk Szeryng’s recital. Standing from the left: Karel Přibyl, Zdeněk Koníček, Hubert Šimáček, Přemysl Špidlen, a violin maker. Sitting from the left: František Maxián, accompanying pianist, Henryk Szeryng, and Břetislav Novotný.

  • 1965 - The first tour around the globe, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in front of the statue The First Settlers. From the left: Jaroslav Karlovský, Břetislav Novotný, Zdeněk Koníček, Karel Přibyl.

  • 1965 - The first tour around the globe, Honolulu, Hawaii. From the left: Břetislav Novotný, Karel Přibyl, Zdeněk Koníček, Jaroslav Karlovský.

  • 1965 - The first tour around the globe, Teotihuacan, Mexico. Břetislav Novotný with Karel Přibyl.

  • 1965 - The first tour around the globe, Christchurch, New Zealand. From the left: Břetislav Novotný, Zdeněk Koníček, Karel Přibyl, Jaroslav Karlovský.

  • 2001 - The last impromptu photo of the Quartet, Prague, Czech Republic. From the left: Karel Přibyl, Jan Širc, Lubomír Malý, Břetislav Novotný

Recording Bach


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  • With the Recording Director Dr. Eduard Herzog, standing is Ing. Stanislav Sýkora

Recording Dvorak


  • 1977 - In Germany, celebrating the completion of the integral recording of all quartets by Antonín Dvořák for Deutsche Grammophon. From the left: Christian Wulf, Chief Recording Director, Břetislav Novotný, Karel Přibyl, Jan Širc, Lubomír Malý

Teaching, conducting, etc.


  • Master classes in Japan

  • Master classes in Japan

  • 1979 - A jury of the International string quartet competition at the Prague Spring Festival

  • A jury of the International string quartet competition at Banff, Canada

  • Master classes in Spain

  • With the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra

  • A caricature by J. Hrádek showing a concert with the pianist Z. Zichová

Valuation


  • Nominations to Grammy Award (1976 and 1977)

  • Nominations to Grammy Award (1976 and 1977)

  • 1978 - The International Record Critics Award High Fidelity Grand Prize

  • 1972 - With my wife, Estela, and Dr. Václav Smetáček, at the occasion of receiving the Supraphon Award for the integral recording of Sonatas and Partitas by J. S. Bach