– born in Brno. Calm childhood disturbed only by parents quarrelling
and with a myriad of scrapes. In the early age
of three a seed of my musical talent starts to
show. Concerts on percussions composing of pots, lids and other
hand-made instruments are rewarded with our
neighbours enthusiastic battering on our door.
1973 – my sister Helena is born. Since she’s only a girl, we play
the brothers’ game all the childhood.
1978 – 1985 – Primary School. I survived. So did my teachers.
Since then I know how to start a
fire, wade through brooks, throw stones in a distance,
ride a bike, and play the truant.
In the swimming course I failed to
learn to swim despite the numerous
nudges I got from the lifeguard. I
try to play the violin; in the beginning I feel my choice wasn’t the
right one. The violin is too easy
to carry and it starts to accompany
me also to the places where I
wouldn’t expect it. When I decide to
try my luck at the Academy of Music
entrance examination, I stop being
keen on playing the violin anymore.
1985 – 1991 – Academy of Music in Brno. Feeling of freedom in the
lack of freedom, enthusiastic
absorption of impressions from the world
around. I find out that playing
violin needs practising. Sometimes, it is
necessary to practice a lot.
1991 – 1995 – JAMU (Janacek’s Academy of Music Arts) in Brno. I
take music seriously; philosophy
and religion as well – I try not to mix
everything up, look intelligent,
and stay cool.
1994 – The Prague Chamber Philharmonics orchestra is founded. I
belong to its founding members and experience all
the musical as well as human rises and falls
1995 – Happy life together with one girl is topped with marriage.
1996 – I start taking photographs – amateur and silly. Up to now
these attributes are still the easiest to keep in
my work. My wife often draws my attention to the
fact that I only act being a photographer – the result of which is
that I take pictures up till now.
2000 – Happy marriage ends up in a divorce.
2005 – Happy life together with another girl is topped with
another marriage. She’s not blaming me for
anything yet, she borrows my cameras though. Lucky she
doesn’t play the violin!
2007 - 13.2. the birth of our daughter Julie
2009 - 8.4. the birth of our daughter Johana