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Petr Eben International Organ Competition (or The Competition for Young Organists) is held in Opava in the Czech republic since 1978. It is named in honour of the Czech organist and composer Petr Eben (1929–2007).
The competition consists of three rounds, held at the Petr Bezruč Library, the Church of the Holy Ghost and the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady in Opava.
Opava is a city in the eastern Czech Republic on the river Opava, located to the north-west of Ostrava. Opava is one of the historical centres of Silesia. It was a historical capital of Czech Silesia. Opava is now in the Moravian-Silesian Region and has a population of more than 55,000.
The Czech Republic national football team represents the Czech Republic in international association football. Historically, a team participated in FIFA and UEFA competitions as Bohemia and Czechoslovakia.
Hlučín is a town in Opava District the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has around 14,000 inhabitants. It is the centre of the Hlučín Region.
Kroměříž is a town in the Zlín Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 29,000 inhabitants.
Petr Eben was a Czech composer of modern and contemporary classical music, and an organist and choirmaster.
Jindřichův Hradec is a town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has approximately 21,500 inhabitants and is the capital of the Jindřichův Hradec District.
Hněvošice is a municipality and village in Opava District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,200 inhabitants. It is part of Hlučín Region.
The Czech Republic competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. It was the first Winter Games since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, and so the Czech Republic and Slovakia competed as independent teams.
The Czech national basketball team represents the Czech Republic in international basketball tournaments. The team is controlled by the Czech Basketball Federation (ČBF).
Zbyněk Pospěch is a Czech football forward who plays for SV Oberndorf in Austria.
Holasovice is a municipality and village in Opava District in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 1,400 inhabitants. It lies 10 km north-west of Opava.
Jaroslav Tůma is a Czech organist.
Petr Hájek was a Czech scientist in the area of mathematical logic and a professor of mathematics. Born in Prague, he worked at the Institute of Computer Science at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and as a lecturer at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the Charles University in Prague and at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague.
Doc. Václav Rabas was a Czech Organist and music teacher.
Pavel Svoboda is a Czech Organist.
The idea of organizing the first international music competition in the Czech Republic emerged in 1946. It was proposed by the conductor Rafael Kubelík and members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra as a part of the Prague Spring International Music Festival. The first competition took place in May, 1947. In 1957, the Prague Spring International Music Competition became one of the founding members of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.
Svoboda is a common Czech surname. Svobodová is a feminine form of the surname. For more than century it is one of the three most common Czech surnames.
Sieglinde Maria Ahrens is a German organist and composer. She is the daughter of Joseph Ahrens (1904–1997), a German composer and organist. Aherns studied music and composition under her father. After she completed her studies, she was an organist of Salvator-Kirche and professor of organ at Essen. She is author of a book on Messiaen organ music Das Orgelwerk Messiaens, Gilles u. Francke (1968), ASIN: B0007JD6XM.
General Petr Pavel is a Czech army officer who served from 2015 to 2018 as the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He is the first person from a former Eastern Bloc state and the first former communist to hold the position. Prior to his current role he was Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Army from 1 July 2012 to 1 May 2015.
František Rauch was a Czech pianist and music teacher.