The year of (not only) Czech music

Tomáš started this calendar year as a true ambassador of Czech music: he conducted Janáček’ Jenůfa in the Hamburg Opera, performed Dvořák’s Czech Suite with the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra in Innsbruck and Martinů’s Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and orchestra with the excellent Josef Špaček in the solo part, with the necessary Austrian dessert: Mozart’s Linz Symphony. […]

1st February 2024

New CD: Excursion to Jan Novák’s wonderful musical landscape

The music of Jan Novák (1921–1984) is exceptional and remarkable in itself. However, the new Supraphon recording puts a certain stamp of authenticity on it. Besides pianist Karel Košárek, the solo parts of the three concertante pieces were played by both of the composer’s daughters: “This was my very first encounter with Dora and Clara Novák. Their […]

20th October 2023

Tomáš to be the new Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Prague Symphony Orchestra

Starting from the 2025/2026 season, Tomáš will be the new Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. He will succeed his great colleague, present Chief Conductor of the orchestra, Tomáš Brauner. “Prague has always been an enormously rich source of culture and music for me. The Prague Symphony Orchestra, which continues to […]

20th September 2023

Bärenreiter Jubilee Ambassador

The world-renowned music publishing house Bärenreiter celebrates its centenary. Tomáš is joining the celebrations, which have been taking place since the middle of this year, as a jubilee ambassador.

28th August 2023

The Summer Music Academy Kroměříž

The Summer Music Academy Kroměříž is entering its sixth year this week. International masterclasses will take place from 19 to 25 August for soloists in violin, cello, viola, harpsichord, piano, singing, piano accompaniment and studies for music managers. The Academy also opens chamber music class under the direction of Pavel Nikl and string students can […]

18th August 2023

Kroměříž, Ostrava, Litomyšl…

The turn of May and June was marked by Czech festivals for Tomáš: together with the legendary Concentus Musicus Wien orchestra, he opened the 28th year of the Concentus Moraviae festival with Beethoven’s Eroica, in the newly reconstructed Assembly Hall of the Archbishop’s Castle in his beloved Kroměříž. On Wednesday he performed Dvořák’s Stabat Mater […]

16th June 2023

Opera event under Tomáš’s baton

The world premiere of Gordon Kampe’s Dogville is a perfect proof of how exciting and alive the “old” opera genre can be in the 21st century: Dogville enraptures the audience with the immediate power of the music and the story from the very first sound and does not let go until the last note, even […]

24th March 2023

International Summer Music Academy, 18th – 25th August 2023, Kroměříž

We are very pleased to announce that the online application for the 6th year of International Summer Music Academy in Kroměříž is already available here! This international project founded and artistically led by Tomáš in his beloved town of Kroměříž offers students and young musicians exceptional artistic tutelage by prominent performers, sharing of experience, an […]

13th February 2023

CONDUCTORS. TV documentary premiere

On Wednesday 25 January at 9:35 pm, ČT art will premiere a TV documentary made with Tomáš by director Markéta Ekrt Válková. You will get a glimpse not only behind Tomáš’s conducting stand, but also into his private life and learn about his hobbies, such as flying. If you miss the premiere on Wednesday, you […]

23rd January 2023

Bimetal. World premiere at the Rudolfinum

Yesterday the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with Tomáš as its principal guest conductor gave the world premiere of Bimetal, a double concerto for two trombones and orchestra by Miloš Orson Štědroň, with great success. The new work can be heard today and tomorrow; along with it, the programme includes Janáček’s Ballade of Blaník and Dvořák’s Three […]

20th January 2023