(b Prague, 1946).
Cz. conductor. Finalist in 1971 Karajan int. cond. comp. After spell as ass. cond. Czech PO became cond. Brno State PO 1971–7; chief cond. Prague SO 1977–90; prin. cond. Czech PO 1990–2; prin. cond. BBCSO from 2006. Guest cond. of leading Amer., Brit., and Russ. orchs. Took Prague SO to Edinburgh Fest. 1990.