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svarovsky.jpgCzech 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. His brief history: Chief Conductor of the Janáček Philharmonic, Brno Phiharmonic, GMD at the State Opera Prague, tour with the Czech Philharmonic in the USA and with Slovak Philharmonic to Japan.

He performed throughout the 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).

Nowadays is Leoš Svárovský a Chief Conductor of the Aichi Central Symphony Orchestra Nagoya and Principal Guest Conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic and the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina. He is also frequent guest conductor at many Czech orchestras – Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia etc.

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, 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 R. Firkušný, J. Suk, V. Hudeček, I. Ardašev, P. Šporcl, V. Pikajzen, D. Geringas, A. Noras, M. Fedotov, C. Ortiz, G. Opitz, H. Hardenberger, D. Damrau, I. Oistrach, S. Vladar, M. Gauci, K. Ricciarelli, K. Rydl, S. Larin, N. Martinucci, E. Randová, D. Pecková, L. Orgonášová, P. Dvorsky, R. Buchbinder, S. Kovatschewitch, A. Kontarski, Ch. Poltera, L. Josephowitsch, X. de Maestre, F. Say, U. Ughi, A. Korobeinikov, G. Bellucci, S. Jaffé and many others.

Leoš Svárovský appears often at Rheingau Music Festival - with Brno Philharmonic and Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno  - in projects such as Dvorak´s Requiem (2008), Liszt´s Christus, Massenet´s Maria Magdalena (2010), Verdi´s Requiem (2013), Berlioz´s Romeo and Julietta (2014), and Dvorak´s Stabat Mater as a closing concert of 2015 festival edition. He was re-invited to the Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau (with Sophia Jaffé and Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague) and to Settimane musicali di Ascona Festival in Merano. In October 2011 he made his debut with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra in Moscow. The cooperation with Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra continues in spring 2015 by concert in Prague , in  the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle. Leoš Svárovský is regularly invited to Japan and Korea. He toured Japan with Brno Philharmonic (2011, 2013 and next October 2015) and Slovak Philharmonic (2012, 2014 and next July 2015). He gave few subscription concerts with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

His engagements has led him to perform at Prague, Brno, Salzburg, Wuppertal, Spain, Portugal, to music festivals in Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, Bratislava, to subscription concerts with Slovak Philharmonic, with Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague to Innsbruck, with Massenet´s Maria Magdalena to Brucknerhaus Linz, to New Year´s concert with Stuttgarter Philharmoniker (2012), to German tour with Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague (January 2015) etc.

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 and also at the Jan Albrecht Music Academy in Banská Štiavnica. Since 1993 he has been cooperating with the Slovak Sinfonietta of Žilina (from 1995 till 2000 as a chief conductor). During this time he has conducting many concerts at home as well as abroad (Germany, Spain, the U.S.A, Czech Republic, France) and many international music festivals (Bratislava Music Festival, Ema Destinnnova Music Festival, Catalunya International Music Festival, Aspekte Salzburg), and many others. In 2013 he performed with the Slovak Sinfonietta and Slovak Philharmonic Choir the world premiere of Slovak composer Egon Krák´s Oratorio Cirillo-Metodiada to the 1150th anniversary of Sts. Cyril and Methodius arrival in the Great Moravia territory (Banská Štiavnica, Žilina, Topoľčany, Strasbourg and Paris).

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