South Czech Philharmonic
South Czech Philharmonic

Orchestra

The repertoire of the orchestra is mostly based on the interpretation of the music from the age of classicism. The dramaturgy of the concert seasons is however very varied and includes music from the baroque period until modern times. Increasingly often the philharmonic also includes into its concert plans even more extensive symphonic works and vocally instrumental pieces.

Orchestra

The repertoire of the orchestra is mostly based on the interpretation of the music from the age of classicism. The dramaturgy of the concert seasons is however very varied and includes music from the baroque period until modern times. Increasingly often the philharmonic also includes into its concert plans even more extensive symphonic works and vocally instrumental pieces.

Chief Conductor

Jan Talich (1967) has graduated from Prague Conservatory and later he has studied at the Academy of Musical Arts it the class of Václav Snítil. Already at that time he has held his own recitals and has played with orchestras over the entire country. He has also received a scholarship in USA with Samuel Ashkenasi and later at the English Guildhall School of Music with Yfrah Neaman.

 

In 1989 he has been awarded his first prize in International Violin Competition of Václav Huml in Zagreb, which has launched his international career. As a soloist he has played with orchestras all over Europe (Paris, Birmingham, London, Brussels) and also in USA. His discography includes several CD with concerts of Czech and World composers. Jan Talich plays on violin A. Stradivarius from the year 1729. He regularly lectures in Czech Republic but also abroad – in Telč, Dijon, Angers, Prades and on Conservatoire Supérieur in Paris. During last years he is increasingly focusing more on his conducting career and is requested to conduct all over Czech Rep. and Europe.

In 1992 he has founded Talich´s Chamber Orchestra, where he is the artistic director and conductor. In his role as the conductor he has recorded several CDs with the orchestra.

Jan Talich was also the founding member of the Kubelik´s Trio with which he has toured all over Europe and has recorded Trio´s for Piano from Dvořák, Smetana, Suk and Novák. In 1997 he has left the trio for the post of first violinist in Talich´s Quartet, which belongs on the top of similar world musical bodies. With this musical body he has visited many European stages (for example Carnegie Hall, Signore Hall, Beethovenhaus, Hercules Sal, Chatelet, Theatre de Champs-Elysée, Gaveau) where he has received glowing reviews. Talich´s Quartet regularly visits Japan, South America, Mexico and South Korea. They have recorded most of the know Czech quartets and have also completed all the stringed quartets from Mendelsohn. Many of their CDs have been well received by well know magazines such as Gramophone, Strad, Diapasson and Radio Bayern.

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