Jiří Stivín

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Jiří Stivín
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Jiří Stivín (1978)
photo: Bogdan Nastula
Background information
Birth name Jiří Stivín
Born (1942-11-23)November 23, 1942
Prague, Czech Republic
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator
Instruments flute
Labels SQS, Konnex
Website jiri.stivin.cz

Jiří Stivín (born 23 November 1942 in Prague) is a Czech flute player and composer.[1]

He graduated from the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). He also studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music as well as at the Prague Academy of Music (AMU).[1]

Stivín performs music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque periods. As a sololist, he performed with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, with the Slovak Chamber Orchestra, with Suk Chamber Orchestra, Barocco sempre giovane as well as with several other ensembles. He is also involved in jazz, both as a performer and as a composer.[1] He gives regular lectures at the Prague Conservatory.

Stivín is also famous jazz musician in Czech Republic still active in the Jazz Quartet. He is an extreme player of flute, sax, tube, bottle, etc. performing amazing improvisations.

Stivín has a large discography ranging from jazz to classical music.

His daughter Zuzana Stivínová is an actress.


  1. ^ a b c "Jiří Stivín" (in Czech). Český hudební slovník osob a institucí (Masaryk University). Retrieved 28 March 2010. 

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