Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, founded in 1969, is one of the Czech Republic’s top orchestras. The repertoire of this chamber orchestra includes a large number of compositions from baroque era to contemporary music, including many cross-over and multigenre projects.
The first principal conductor, Libor Pešek, quickly raised the orchestra to a high standard and subsequent principal conductors including Libor Hlavácek, Petr Altrichter, Bohumil Kulínský, Petr Škvor, Róbert Stankovský, Leoš Svárovský and Marko Ivanovic have kept the orchestra at a high artistic level. The current leader is Peter Feranec.
The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice is appreciated for its stylistic interpretation and the extraordinary quality of its orchestral sound, and it is rightly ranked amongst the world's foremost representatives of Czech musical culture. It often performs at the Czech Republic’s most important festivals (including The Prague Spring International Festival, the Smetana’s Litomyšl and the International Ceský Krumlov Festival) as well as numerous important venues and concert halls in Europe including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salzburg Festspielhaus, Hercules Hall, Gasteig in Munich and the Musikverein in Vienna, Brucknerhaus in Linz and the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg. Outside Europe the orchestra has played in Japan and has toured extensively around America.
The orchestra has collaborated with many leading world-renowned conductors including Jirí Belohlávek, Marco Armiliato and Marris Jansons together with a huge number of prominent soloists and choirs: Lazar Berman, Ivan Moravec, Eugen Indjic, Ivo Kahánek, Martin Kasík, Isabelle van Keulen, Vladimir Spivakov, Pavel Šporcl, Václav Hudecek, Gabriela Demeterová, Angel Romero, Jirí Bárta, Ludwig Güttler, Radek Baborák, Peter Damm, Herrmann Baumann, Helen Donath, Eva Urbanová, Dagmar Pecková, Czech Boys Choir Boni Pueri, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno have all performed with the orchestra and recently accompanying Jose Carreras, Sergei Nakariakov, Gabor Boldocki in cooperation with maestro David Gimenez.
Apart from concert-giving, the orchestra regularly engages in operatic and theatrical projects and has dozens of successful discs to its credit on Naxos, ArcoDiva, Supraphon, Classico, Monitor-EMI and Amabile.
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Albert, Op. 73
Bériot: Violin Concertos Nos. 4, 6 & 7
Beck: Symphonies Op. 4/ 3
Cimarosa: Overtures Vol. 4
Cimarosa: Overtures Vol. 5
Contemporaries Of The Strauss Family Vol.1
Eduard Strauss I: Centenary Celebration
Guido Segers: Masters of Baroque
Haydn: Opera Overtures
Haydn: Symphonies 2
Haydn: Symphonies Vol. 1
Kozeluch: Symphonies Vol. 1
Strauss: Contemporaries 2
Vanhal: Sacred Works