Cancer claims Czech violin star, 41

Cancer claims Czech violin star, 41


norman lebrecht

October 31, 2019

The award winning Jitka Šuranská died on Monday of cancer.

A violinist in the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic in Zlín, Jitka became a singing star on the world music scene with a series of albums of indigenous and inventive music.

She had her own trio and worked with a local women’s choir and natural sound recordings.


  • pageturner says:

    Norman, your blog is, alas, virtually a permanent obit column at present. So sad at hearing of all these losses. RIP to each and every one.

    • Anne says:

      So sad to hear of her passing. Norm, I think it is important that you continue publishing news about the deaths of musicians. It is vital that those people who devoted their lives to music, at the very least, be recognized at the end of their life. Thank you Norm, for doing this.

  • John G. says:

    Touching and heartfelt music. Even a classical music “snob” can appreciate this. Sorry to hear of her passing.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    This is absolutely dreadful news. Just shocking.

  • christopher storey says:

    This spate of untimely deaths is very saddening. RIP