Soon after its founding in 1896, the Czech Philharmonic became the most noteworthy orchestra in the country – even as soon as before the First World War the orchestra had built a considerable reputation for itself in concert halls across Europe. Over the course of its 120 year history, the orchestra has fostered numerous significant personalities among its ranks.


In the 2017/2018 season, there are three designated conductors engaged with the Czech Philharmonic. Apart from the Music Director and Chief Conductor Semyon Bychkov, the orchestra works frequently with the Principal Guest Conductors Jakub Hrůša and Tomáš Netopil.

Členové orchestru České filharmonie

One hundred twenty-four players and sixteen instrumental groups in perfect harmony – meet the Czech Philharmonic.

Orchestrální akademie
Orchestral Academy

The Czech Philharmonic takes a keen interest in educating up-and-coming generations of young musicians, many of whom may, in the future, ascend to its ranks. In the 2012/2013 season, the Czech Philharmonic inaugurated its Orchestral Academy.

Umělecká rada České filharmonie
Artistic Board

The mission of the artistic board is to support and monitor the Czech Philharmonic's artistic standard. Its members are selected from among the concertmasters, principal musicians, and assistant principal musicians.

Historie České filharmonie

Since its very first concert on 4 January 1896 the orchestra has been led by and comprised of outstanding artists, all of whom have contributed to building the Czech Philharmonic's excellent reputation at home and around the world.


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