5th July 1917

Born at 29 Oxford Road, London NW6

1929 - 1934

Attends Frognall School, Fitzjohn's Avenue, London NW3. Meets Maeve Bax and her father, composer Arnold Bax

1934 - 1935

Takes music lessons with composer Benjamin Dale

1935 - 1943

Attends Royal Academy of Music, studying composition and piano
Composes music for the ballet Nausicaa


Marries Jiří Mucha
Composes Písen šibenice, and unfinished songs to texts by Jiří Mucha


Piano Quartet performed at Wigmore Hall, published by Boosey & Hawks

1943 - 1945

Called for wartime service, working on a telephone switchboard


Composes incidental music to a play by Charles Williams at Steiner Hall

Composes First String Quartet

Autumn 1945

Relocates to Prague with her husband, Jiří Mucha

1946 - 1950

Lives out in the Czech countryside at Želežná Ruda


Participates in the organisation of the first Prague Spring Music Festival, directed by Raphael Kubelík. During this time she meets Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh, Leonard Bernstein


Composes Sonata in G Minor for violin and piano


The birth of her son John Mucha


Jiří Mucha is arrested and put in prison

Moves to a flat in Hradčany, Prague

Throughout the 50s, begins working at a music publishers where she edits the complete works of Dvořák


Composes the symphonic poem, Šumava


Jiří Mucha is released from prison


Composes Sixteen Variations on an Old Scottish Song


Translates Jaroslav Vogel's biography of Leoš Janáček into English


Full full-length ballet, Macbeth, is completed


During this time Geraldine lives in Scotland, keeping a flat in London and often visiting Prague

5th April 1991

Death of Jiří Mucha, composition of Epitaph

April 2008

90th Birthday Concert held at the National Museum in Prague

September 2012

95th Birthday Concert held at the Prague Conservatory

12th October 2012

Geraldine Mucha dies aged 95 at her home in Prague