Jaromír Vogel (November 5, 1943 in Prague - June 2, 2022) was a Czech composer of Jewish music.
He composed music for a number of films, television productions, plays, fairy tales, melodramas and musicals, and was the only one of the few authors in the Czech Republic to compose music in the traditional Jewish style.
In 2001, he was awarded the Franz Kafka Diploma for his work, which awarded him the Franz Kafka European Circle in Prague and the Gustav Mahler Prize from the European Union of Arts. In 2002 he received the Antonín Dvořák World Prize awarded by the Masaryk Academy of Arts, and in 2006 the Euro Pragensis Ars Prize.
From Pope John Paul II. he received personal thanks and blessings for the Pontifical Preamble, which he gave to him during his visit to Prague.
He was a member of the Association of Music Artists and Scientists, a member of SAI, B'nai B'rith Renaissance, DILIA, OSA, holder of a number of foreign and domestic awards, honors and awards, the founder of the orchestra ŠARBILACH and the exclusive author of z.s. Music by Judaica and VOGEL MUSIC AGENCY, which he founded with his wife, producer Blanka Vogel. In 2015, he and his wife were accepted into Operation Ester, and in 2018 they were accepted into the Order of Cyriacs - Crusaders with Red Hearts.
In 2021, a biographical film was made about him: Solo for Jaromír Vogel.
Pictures, sounds or videos about Jaromír Vogel on Wikimedia Commons
Official site of the artist
JUNKOVÁ, Jarmila. Jaromír Vogel - music composer, collector and witness. Pilsen, 2012 [cit. 2016-02-09]. 37 pp. Bachelor thesis. University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Thesis supervisor Tomáš Kuhn. Available online. Archived March 5, 2016 on Wayback Machine