Roman Bělor

Director of the Prague Spring Festival.
Czech Republic
oman Bělor was born in Prague in 1958, into a musical family but studied and graduated (Dipl.-Ing.) in Economy and Management at the Czech Technical University in Prague (1977–1982). Between 1983 and 1990 he worked in techno-economic sector.

In 1990 Mr. Bělor became the Orchestra Manager of the Prague Symphony Orchestra and two years later was appointed the Director of this institution, the position he held until 2001. He was a member of the Prague Spring Festival Committee between 1993 and 2001 and executed the duties of the Chairman of the Czech Symphony Orchestras Association between 1997 and 2001. He has been appointed the Director of the Prague Spring Festival in 2001 and became the vice Chairman of the Czech Association of Music Festivals in 2002.

Mr. Belor is an associated member of the Prague Mánes Fine Arts Society. He was awarded the Chevalier (1995) and the Officier (2001) de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.

He was a member of the team preparing the application of the City of Prague for becoming the European City of Culture in 2000.

In 2003 Mr. Belor participated in Brussels in the evaluation of the EU Culture 2000 projects.

In April 2005 he was a Chairman of the Prague international conference of the IAMA (International Artist Managers´ Association). In 2010 Mr. Bělor was a member of the European City of Culture (ECOC) 2015 selection panel.

In 2012 Mr. Belor was appointed as a member of the Council of the UNESCO International Fund for Promotion of Culture.