Born in Olomouc, Moravia on November 20, 1917, he was a violinist who studied at the Prague Conservatory and the Master School until 1940. During this time he also gave concerts in Czechoslovakia. He was imprisoned in Terezín during World War II. After he was liberated he became concertmaster at the Grand Opera of May 5th in Prague, and later toured France and Belgium. He eventually came to the United States in 1948, where he settled and concertized with his wife.
Les violonistes Karel Fröhlich (au centre) et Pekarek (au fond à droite) au camp de concentration de Theresienstadt.