Antonin Kubalek

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Birthday
8, 1935
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Jan 18, 2011 (75)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1935
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Jan 18, 2011 (75)

About

Classical musician known for his wide-ranging repertoire that incorporated Czech and Canadian composers. He was nominated for two Juno awards.

Before Fame

He was a student under famed Czech pianist František Maxián before immigrating to Canada in 1968.

Trivia

His 2002 performance in the Rudolfinum at the Prague Spring Festival provoked three standing ovations.

Family Life

His family was residing in Libkovice, Most District, Czechoslovakia, when he was born. He was in Prague when he died following surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Associated With

He earned the respect of his peers, including Glenn Gould who was inspired to produce Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Second Piano Sonata after hearing Kubalek's skillful interpretation.