R.I.P. Jitka Šuranská


Excellent Czech Violinist and Holder of Three Anděl Awards Jitka Šuranská Succumbed to Serious Illness on Monday Morning.

Jitka Šuranská had been actively involved in music since childhood. In addition to folklore music, when she worked for ten years in the Dulcimer ensemble of Stanislav Gabriel, she also devoted herself to classical music. She was a member of the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic in Zlín. The meeting with musician and journalist Jiří Plock was essential for her. Together they recorded "Písňobraní" (i.e. Song-gathering) for which they won the Anděl Award in 2005. In 2012, Jitka Šuranská moved on. She bought the Loop Station and started playing and singing solo. This was followed by cooperation with the Slovak trio Pacora, producer Stan Palúch, and in 2013 the first solo album "Nězachoď slunečko". She received the second Anděl Award in the World Music category for her album.

Since 2014 she had started to fulfill her dream of her own band. "What more could I have wished for - the Jitka Šuranská Trio," she said on her website. In 2016, the debut album of the trio called Divé husy (i.e. Wild Geese) was released. In the same year, she began to cooperate more with the Women's Choir of Kudlovice. She won the last Anděl Award in 2017 for a music project with the eponymous album name Beránci a vlci (i.e. Lambs and Wolves). This happened in the Folk category. Together with her trio, it was awarded to the Women's Choir of Kudlovice, the Association of Independent Jazz Artists and the Beskydy band RukyNaDudy.

The passing of the energetic musician, who was breaking the borders of folk music and pushed it into new spheres, is an irreplaceable loss not only for the Moravian music scene.


last release Beránci a vlci: https://www.indies.eu/support/tunevoyage/beranci

Jitka Šuranská Trio - Divé husy: https://www.indies.eu/support/tunevoyage/jitka

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