Jiří Petrdlík – Music Director

IMG_3509Jiří Petrdlík is a distinctive personality of new generation of Czech conductors. Great successes accompany his career since his graduation from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 2005, when he became chief conductor of The National Theatre in Brno and soon after also the permanent conductor of J.K.Tyl Theatre in Pilsen. His successful orientation on contemporary music brought him to a permanent cooperation with the National Theatre in Prague in 2002.

In last five concert seasons conductor Petrdlík was subjected to excellent reviews on stages of prominent domestic symphonic ensembles. Among notable successes also counts his activity in Théatre du Capitole Toulouse, and Teatro di Messina or Mazowiecky Teatr Muzycny in Warsaw.

For more information please see: www.jiripetrdlik.cz

 

Jan Steyer – Second Conductor

IMG_3506 Jan Steyer (born 1982 in Liberec) studied organ play and conducting at Prague Conservatory and after his graduation continued his studies on this field at Musical Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he graduated in 2010. Beside his studies he participated at many courses conducted by prominent personalities of world music and focused on interpretation of both early and contemporary music. During his conservatory studies he started his conductor´s career as artistic director of vocal-instrumental ensemble Collegium Carmina Antiqua, engaged in interpretation of early music and worked as choirmaster of Prague Girls´ Chorus. Beside his choirmaster´s work with the Prague Mixed Choir he is also engaged as conductor of Symphonic orchestra of Jindřichův Hradec and artistic director of ČVUT Mixed Choir.

 

Pavel TOWEN Veselý – Vocal Pedagogue

pVocal pedagogue Pavel TOWEN Veselý began his cooperation with our choir in September 2010. Towen is not only a vocal pedagogue, but also an actor, singer, choreographer and dancer. He studied singing at „Music Conservatory” at a famous artist Jan Soumar. In 1977 he started his dance studies at Frank Towen and took over not only Towen´s Dance School later, but also his artistic name TOWEN. The children chorus of his Musical Studio of the same name represented our country at festival Macuri/Haku in Japan.

He directed original Czech musical written by J. Helekal and J. Sůsa “Fairytale of A Water Nymph for the”Musical Studio Towen". Since 1992 he performed mainly in musicals (Jesus Christ Superstar, L´Écume des Jours, Evita, Dybbuk, Dracula, etc.) He played a triple role of Jester in Dracula, Danglars and Father Dantese in Monte Christo. He performed as guest drama actor not only in the Red Rooster Theatre (Divadlo u hasičů) but also on stage of the Prague State Opera in the “Tin Soldier”. After the bankruptcy of MontE musical Ltd. he engages only in the pedagogical work. He does not apply himself only to professional singers and actors, but also to new talents and lately to choral work.

For more info please see: www.towen.cz