Jiří Stivín

Czech flutist, saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, band leader, originally cinematographer. Nov 23, 1942, Prague (former Czechoslovakia). 1961-1962 One of the founders of Czechoslovak music, as a member Sputnici. Martin Kratochvil’s Jazz Q was founded by him in the mid-1960s. Father of Adam Stivin and Jiri Stivin; cousin to Milan Svoboda. Since 1975, Stivin has been playing the recorder and interpreting pre-classical music. After graduating from Prague Film Academy’s cinematography department (FAMU), Stivin devoted his life to music. He was educated at both the Prague Academy of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. There he also studied composition. Stivin plays music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance as well as the Baroque period. He has recorded flute concertos, and is proficient on all types of recorders and flutes. He is also a passionate participant in jazz composition and improvisational New Music. He uses clarinet, flute and recorder and a variety of folk pipes. From discogs

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