Janek Ledecký

Jan Ledecký (born 27 July 1962), better known as Janek Ledecký, is a Czech singer, songwriter, guitarist, and composer born in Prague. After graduating from Karla Sladkovského high school, he attended the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague, earning a degree in law. Since 1981, he has played in the multiple award-winning rock band Žentour as lead vocalist and guitarist. In 1992, he launched a solo career, which he maintains to this day, having released over a dozen successful albums. He has also written and performed in several musicals, including Galileo, Hamlet, and Iago.[1]

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Janek Ledecký
Janek Ledecký seen close-up in front of a microphone, holding a guitar (not in picture), looking to one side of the camera
Ledecký performing in 2009
Background information
Birth nameJan Ledecký
Born (1962-07-27) 27 July 1962 (age 59)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active1981—present
Websiteicemusic-ledecky.cz

Ledecký has been a judge on the Czech singing show Tvoje tvář má známý hlas since 2016.[1]

FamilyEdit

Janek's son, Jonáš Ledecký (born 1993), is an artist, cartoonist, and musician.[2]

His daughter, Ester Ledecká, (born 1995) is a snowboarder and alpine skier.[1][3] She was double junior world champion in 2013, world champion in 2015, and is a three-time Olympic champion, winning in 2018 and 2022.

Janek's brother, David Ledecký, died of a drug overdose when Janek was still young.[4]

Ledecký is the son-in-law of former professional ice hockey player Jan Klapáč.[5]

DiscographyEdit

with ŽentourEdit

  • Žentour 001 (1986)
  • Žentour 002 (1986 - English version of Žentour 001)
  • Žentour 003 (1990)
  • Žentour 004 (1990 - English version of Žentour 003)
  • Žentour 005 (1991)
  • Žentour 006 (1991 - English version of Žentour 005)
  • Žentour 007 (2014)

SoloEdit

Studio albums

  • Na ptáky jsme krátký (1992)
  • Právě teď (1993)
  • Některý věci jsou jenom jednou (1995)
  • Sliby se maj plnit o Vánocích (1996)
  • Mít kliku (1997)
  • Na chvíli měj rád (2001)
  • Ikaros (2005)
  • 12 Vánočních nej (2007)
  • Všichni dobří andělé (2014 - duets album)
  • Na konci duhy (2015)

Compilations

  • Promilujem celou noc (1999)

Live albums

  • Jenom tak (1994)
  • Sliby se maj plnit...live (2017)
  • Unplugged (2019)

Soundtracks

  • Hamlet (1999)
  • Galileo (2002)
  • Galileo - Gold Edition (2003)
  • Galileo - 2CD Complete Edition (2004)
  • Hamlet - The Rock Opera (2012)
  • Sliby se maj plnit o Vánocích - 20 let (2016)

Video albums

  • Retro life (2006)

MusicalsEdit

  • Pěna dní (1993)
  • Hamlet (music: Janek Ledecký; libretto: Janek Ledecký) (1999)
  • Galileo (music: Janek Ledecký; libretto: Janek Ledecký) (2003)
  • Vánoční zázrak aneb Sliby se maj plnit o Vánocích (music: Janek Ledecký; libretto: Janek Ledecký) (2011)[1]
  • Hamlet - The Rock Opera (2012)[2]
  • Iago (2016) [3]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Janek Ledecký: Boží mlýny melou pomalu" [Janek Ledecký: The mills of God grind slowly]. novinky.cz (in Czech). 18 November 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Jonáš Ledecký: Živí mě komiks, akty vystavuju kvůli tátovi" [Jonáš Ledecký: Comics feed me, I do exhibits thanks to my dad]. magazin.aktualne.cz (in Czech). 30 October 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Skiing or Snowboarding? Ester Ledecka Chose Both". nytimes.com. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Ledecký utajoval dluhy i vzácnou nemoc!" [Ledecký concealed debts and rare disease!]. nasehvezdy.cz (in Czech). 17 May 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Ledecký: Kdybychom neměli peníze, dcera se na olympiádu nedostane" [Ledecký: If we don't have money, my daughter won't get to the Olympics]. idnes.cz (in Czech). 4 December 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Ceny Anděl" [Anděl Awards]. andelceny.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 24 March 2020.

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