July 25th – August 4th 2024
Litomyšl and Prague
- St. Barbara’s Cathedral in Kutná Hora – August 2nd 2024, 19:00
- Bethlehem Chapel in Prague – August 3rd 2024, 18:00
- Vítězslava Kaprálová – Suita Rustica, Op. 19
- Bedřich Smetana – Vltava (from My Fatherland)
- Petr Eben – Cantico Delle Creature
- Zdeněk Lukáš – Pater Noster
- Klement Slavický – Madrigals, 4. Milostný
- Bohuslav Martinů – Czech Madrigals – VI. We Love Each Other in Secret
- Leoš Janáček – The Wild Duck
- Josef Suk – Three Songs for Mixed Choir, Op. 19 – Stasa the Witch
- Vítězslav Novák – Two Ballads on Moravian Folk Poetry, Op. 19
- Antonín Dvořák – Te Deum, Op. 103
Tomáš graduated from the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava in the conducting class of Jaromir Javůrka and later went on to study at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. During his professional career he has worked with a variety of Czech orchestras, such as the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava, the PKF Prague Philharmonia or the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, and also the Silesian Theatre in Opava, and has taken part in a number of conducting seminars throughout the country. In 2016 he made his debut at the International Music festival Janáčkův máj and became the permanent conductor for the winner’s concert of the International Young Composer’s Competition Generace. As well as working with orchestras, he also has an interest in choral music. From 2018 on, he is a member of the National Information and Advising Centre for Culture and Amateur Artistic Activities’ committee for middle school choir music. He regularly takes part in choir seminars as lecturer and repetiteur, and leads a number of vocal ensembles at the Janáček Conservatory, where he is also the conductor of the opera studio. We are looking forward to having him conduct the orchestral and joined pieces of this year’s EMSOC.
Jakub studied conducting at the conservatory in Pardubice, and afterwards graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he studied orchestral, choral and opera conducting and music direction. During his studies he also spent time abroad at the Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm. In 2022 he became choirmaster of the Kühn Choir of Prague, one of the largest and most acclaimed of the country, through which he regularly works in close collaboration with notable ensembles, such as the Czech National Opera or the FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra. This year in the Czech Republic Jakub will oversee the choir rehearsals and performance.
The sum collected through a voluntary entrance fee will be donated to the non-profit organisation ALSA z.s., which brings together patients and professionals interested in and working with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)- a neurological disease, causing the degeneration of the cells controlling the body’s muscles. Patients with this condition gradually lose the ability to move parts of their bodies, until eventually only eye movement remains possible, all while remaining alert and retaining all of their mental capacity. ALSA not only organises educational campaigns and fundraisers for their clients, but also provides individual support in the form of home consultations with experts, renting out mobility aids and equipment, financial support and more.
Do you want to be part of this unique experience?
The applications are open until February 15th 2024!