- Jiří Macek
- and Anna Šerých
(b Brno, Jan 24, 1915; d Montpellier, June 16, 1940). Czech composer. Encouraged by her father, the composer Václav Kaprál, she started to compose at the age of nine. At the Brno Conservatory (1930–35) she studied composition with Vilém Petrželka and conducting with Zdenek Chalabala; her graduation work was a piano concerto, which she conducted herself. For the next two years she participated in the masterclasses of Vítězslav Novák (composition) and Václav Talich (conducting) at the Prague Conservatory, after which a French government scholarship enabled her to move to Paris in ...