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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 more than 120 year history, the orchestra has fostered numerous significant personalities among its ranks.
In the 2019/2020 season, there are three 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.Conductors
The 125 year-old Czech Philharmonic gave its first concert – an all Dvořák programme which included the world première of his Biblical Songs, Nos. 1-5 conducted by the composer himself - in the famed Rudolfinum Hall on 4 January 1896.More
One hundred twenty-four players and sixteen instrumental groups in perfect harmony – meet the Czech Philharmonic.More
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.More
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.More
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.More