Source: Cesky rozhlas www.radio.cz / By Jan Velinger /
The former head of Czech Philharmonic as well as aide to Václav Havel, Ladislav Kantor, has died at the age of 69. Kantor was the co-founder and singer for CK Vocal. Post-1989, he worked at Prague Castle for dissident turned president Václav Havel. He headed the Philharmonic from 1993 – 1995 and was involved in the project Prague – City of Culture 2000. The news of his death was made public on Sunday by his friend and fellow performer Michal Prokop.