Yesterday, 28 October 2019, musician Jitka Šuranská died aged 41 years.
Singer and violinist Jitka Šuranská was born in Kudlovice near Uherské Hradiště. She studied violin at the Brno Conservatory. Šuranská performed for ten years in Stanislav Gabriel's Dulcimer Band, where she developed her enthusiasm for folk music. Later, she began working with Jiří Plocek, who began to direct her from folklore to world music. Together they recorded an album named Písňobraní [Song Harvest], which was handed the Anděl Music Award in 2005. For several years she was also part of the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra. Šuranská started to perform as a soloist, cooperating with the Slovak trio Pacora and producer Stano Palúch. In 2013, she released her first solo album, Nězachoď slunko [Don't Go Down, Sun] which was given the Anděl Music Award again. In 2014, her own band began to shape up with mandolin player Martin Krajíček and double bass player Marian Friedl. They performed under the name Jitka Šuranská Trio. In 2016 their debut album Divé husy [Wild Geese] was released.
Jitka Šuranská died after a serious illness at the age of 41.
Below are interview with Jitka Šuranská.