Artists

Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Founded back in 1926, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra ranks among the finest and oldest Czech orchestras, and has been frequently invited to perform at concert venues worldwide. Since 2011, the post of its chief conductor has been held by Slovakia’s Ondrej Lenárd, who has linked up to Vladimír Válek’s quarter-of-a-century legacy. At the present time, the main visiting conductor is Tomáš Brauner.
Over the past few years, the orchestra has worked with Czech and international conductors of such renown as Jiří Bělohlávek, Tomáš Netopil, Jakub Hrůša, Tomáš Hanus, Petr Altrichter, Steven Asbury, Michał Nesterowicz and Ion Marin. The soloists the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra has accompanied include Pierre Amoyal, Gautier Capuçon, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Christian Lindberg, Juan Diego Flórez, José Cura, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sergey Khachatryan, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, István Várdai, Adam Plachetka, Lukáš Vondráček and Ivo Kahánek.
The orchestra’s dis­cography is extensive indeed. Among the most noteworthy of its recent recordings are the three Supraphon albums featuring Leoš Janáček’s music, conducted by Tomáš Netopil, two of which were named Gramophone’s E­ditor’s Choice – in August 2013 (symphonic works, including Sinfonietta and Taras Bulba) and in October 2014 (Glagolitic Mass and The Eternal Gospel). Another remarkable achievement is their complete recording of Miloslav Kabeláč’s eight symphonies (Supraphon, 2016). The orchestra also made the world’s first-ever album of Antonín Dvořák’s opera Alfred and a profile album of Adam Plachetka, the solo bass-baritone of the Wiener Staatsoper.
The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra has given subscription concerts at the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum, the Smetana Hall of the Municipal House and, since the 2016/17 season, at the Forum Karlín and Studio 1 of Czech Radio in Prague. It has regularly performed at prominent festivals, including the Prague Spring, Smetana’s Litomyšl, the Český Krumlov Festival, the Dvořák Prague and Janáček May. The orchestra has often appeared at concerts venues throughout Europe and Japan.

Discography

Various Artists
SU 4224-2
Prague Philharmonic Choir, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tomáš Netopil
SU 4220-2
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marko Ivanović
SU 4202-2
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tomáš Netopil
SU 4194-2
Various Artists
SU 4163-2
Prague Philharmonic Choir, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tomáš Netopil
SU 4150-2
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tomáš Netopil
SU 4131-2
Various Artists
SU 4109-2
Aram Khachaturian
SU 4100-2
Ivan Kusnjer
SU 4074-2
Václav Hudeček
SU 4055-2
Sir Charles Mackerras
SU 4042-2
Tomáš Jamník, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tomáš Netopil
SU 4034-2
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jan Kučera
SU 3995-2
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Libor Pešek
SU 3984-2
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimír Válek
SU 3940-2
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimír Válek
SU 3916-2
Zdeněk Tylšar, Bedřich Tylšar
SU 3902-2
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Talich
SU 3837-2
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Talich
SU 3828-2
Jan Simon, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimír Válek
SU 3819-2
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimír Válek
SU 3802-2
Various Artists
SU 3367-2
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras
SU 3276-2
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra/František Vajnar
SU 0019-2