Leoš Svárovský (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 Philharmonic, artistic director 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. 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, Andrej Baranov 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 Magdalene (2010), Verdi´s Requiem (2013), Berlioz´s Romeo and Juliet (2014) , Dvorak´s Stabat Mater (2015) and Orff Carmina Burana, Dvořák Te Deum und Slavonic Dances (2016).

Leoš Svárovský conducted the world premiere of Czech composer Slavomír Hořínka´s Violin Concerto with Sophia Jaffé and the Czech Philharmonic at the Brno Moravian Autumn festival. 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 continued in spring 2015 by concert in Prague, in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle. In the season 2016/17 Leoš Svárovský is re-invited to conduct the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra at the Big Hall of Conservatorium in Moscow with program Suk and Dvořák.

Leoš Svárovský is regularly invited to Japan and Korea. He performs regularly in Japan with Brno Philharmonic (2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017) and Slovak Philharmonic (2012, 2014, 2015,2018). 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, to German tour with Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague (January 2015) etc. The next German Tour follows in April 2017 – Frankfurt am Main, Essen Philharmonie, Erlangen, München Gasteig und Zürich Tonhalle.

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.

December 2016

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