Born January 14, 1927 in Plzeň (former Czechoslovakia); died September 27, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.
She was married to Czech composer Viktor Kalabis (1923–2006), who wrote some works for her, among them the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (1954, his wedding gift) and the Canonic Inventions for Harpsichord (1962).
She signed a contract with the Erato label to record the complete keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
With Czech conductor Václav Neumann she founded the Prague Chamber Soloists, and with Czech violinist Josef Suk formed a duo which continued to perform for 37 years.