(b Prague, 1933).
Cz. conductor. Founder‐cond. Prague Chamber Harmony 1959 and of Sebastian Orch. 1965. Mus. dir. Cz. State Chamber Orch. 1969–77, Frysk Orkest (Netherlands) 1969–75 and Overijssels PO (Netherlands) 1975–9. Cond., Slovak PO 1981–2. Res. cond. Czech PO from 1982. Prin. cond. RLPO 1987–97. Hon. KBE 1996.