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Leoš SVÁROVSKÝ


Czech conductor Leoš SVÁROVSKÝ (born 1961) studied flute at the Prague Conservatoire and conducting at the Academy of Music in Prague, with the renowned professor Václav Neumann, whose was the last student.

Nowadays is Leoš Svárovský a Chief Conductor of the Aichi Central Symphony Orchestra Nagoya and Principal Guest Conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic and Honorary Chief Conductor of the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina. He is also frequent guest conductor at many Czech orchestras – Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Prague Philharmonia, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Brno Philharmonic, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, and in Kammer Oper Prag, State Opera Prague.

He performed throughout Europe, USA, Japan and Korea, cooperated with many excellent orchestras and was guest of many important music festivals in the Czech Republic (Smetana´s Litomyšl, Prague Spring, Moravian Autumn, Easter Festival of Sacred Music, Janáček May, Prague Autumn, Emma Destinn Music Festival) as well as abroad (Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau, George Enescu Festival Bucharest, Colorado Music Festival, Settimane Musicali di Ascona, Musica Sacra Nürberg, Dias da Musica in Belém, Bratislava Music Festival).

To name just a few orchestras he cooperated with: Orchestre de Pays de la Lorraine Metz, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Bach Collegium München, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Residentie Orkest den Haag, RTL Symphony Orchestra Luxembourg, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Shanghai Radio Symphony Orchestra, Radio Symphonie Orkest Utrecht, The Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Presidential Symphony Orchestra Ankara,  Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and many others.

He also cooperated with many outstanding soloists, including Josef Suk, Rudolf Firkušný, Václav Hudeček, Igor Ardašev, Igor Oistrach, Daniel Müller Schott, Diana Damrau, Katja Ricciarelli, Miriam Gauci, Dagmar Pecková, Peter Dvorský, Ľuba Orgonášová, Marcelo Álvarez, Joseph Calleja, Ramón Vargas, Angela Georghiu, Rudolf Buchbinder, Alfons Kontarski, Leila Josefowicz, Xavier de Maistre, Sophia Jaffé, Sondra Radvanovsky, Piotr Beczala and many others.

Most recordings by Leoš Svárovský were carried out by Supraphon Records but he also cooperated with other significant companies (Panton, JOD, Thorofon, Newport Classic, Symicon, Ultraphon, ArcoDiva).

Since 2000 he has been teaching conducting at the Academy of  Performing Arts in Prague. Leoš Svárovský develops also his teaching career, being Docent (Associate Professor)  at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague since October 2012.

Since 1993 he has been cooperating with the Slovak Sinfonietta of Žilina - from 1995 till 2000 as a chief conductor, from 2018 as Honorary Chief Conductor.


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