Josef Suk – a contract with Supraphon
On 6 November, the violin virtuoso Josef Suk gave his first solo concert at the Rudolfinum hall in Prague. Subsequently, the artist entered into an exclusive recording contract with Supraphon, with which, with a few exceptions, he would collaborate for over 50 years. A musician who attained great international acclaim, Suk’s Supraphon recordings, which were exported to 47 countries, received such prestigious accolades as France’s Grand Prix du Disque de l’Academie Charles Cros, the Netherlands’ Edison Award, and the Wiener Flötenuhr of the Mozart Society in Vienna. Moreover, Suk received a Columbia Gold Disc (1977), a Supraphon Gold Disc (1986) and Diamond Disc for 1,112,000 records sold (1999).