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 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 Czech Republic (Smetana´s Litomyšl, Prague Spring, Moravian Autumn, Easter Festival of Sacred Music, Janáček May, Prague Autumn, Emma Destinn Music Festival, Špilberk Festival Brno) 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).

In 2000 he started teaching conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, since 2018 as Professor.

In 2014 – 2019 Leoš Svárovský was Chief Conductor of Aichi Central Symphony Orchestra Nagoya, now he is permanent guest conductor of this orchestra. 

Leoš Svárovský is also guest conductor of B.Martinů Philharmonic in Zlín, honorary member of Brno Philharmonic, and honorary chief conductor of Slovak Sinfonietta.

 He is also frequent guest conductor at many Czech orchestras – Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, PKF 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, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow 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, A.Baranov, A.Korobeinikov, O.Peretyatko, O.Scheps, Sumi Jo 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), Orff Carmina Burana (2017,2022), Bernstein Missa Brevis and Dvořák Symphony No.9 (2018).

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.

Leoš Svárovský had debut with Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow (chief conductor Vladimir Fedosejev), and the cooperation continued with several concerts – in big hall of Moscow Conservatory, and in Spanish Hall of Prague Castle.

In the last seasons L.Svárovský came back to Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Aichi Central Symphony Orchestra Nagoya. He had his debut in Malaga, and come back to Stuttgart Philharmonic, Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow.

His engagements have 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 etc. The next German Tour followed in Frankfurt am Main, Essen Philharmonie, Erlangen, München Gasteig und Zürich Tonhalle.

Leoš Svárovský is often invited to Japan, China and Korea. He performs regularly in Japan with Brno Philharmonic (2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017), Slovak Philharmonic (2012, 2014, 2015,2018, 2023) and PKF-Prague Philharmonia (July 2018,2022).

There are some tours ahead in autumn 2025 - with PKF_Prague Philharmonia to Japan, and with Brno Philharmonic and Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno to Slovenia, Croatia and Italy with Dvořák Stabat Mater.

May 2024


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