Leoš SVÁROVSKÝ (* 1961, CZ)
Leoš Svárovský started his career as an excellent flute player already during his studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he studied flute and conducting. He started his career as a conductor at the National Theatre in Prague as an assistant to Z. Košler. H. von Karajan invited him to cooperate with G. Solti, C. Abbado and the Vienna Philharmonic during the festival "Sommerspiele Salzburg" in 1991. Since the beginning of his career he was the Chief Conductor of: Prague Chamber Opera, Janáček´s Philharmonic Ostrava, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Czech Chamber Philhrmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Orchestra of the Ballet of the National Theatre in Prague, Prague State Opera.Currently he has been a permanent guest conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic (since 2007), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina and an honorary member of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. He has cooperated with Czech Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001 with which he undertook a grand tour in the United States of America (2008). He conducted the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra on the tour in Japan and he undertook two grand tours in Japan with the Slovak Philharmonic. Premiere of opera The Bartered Bride by B. Smetana with Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony was one of his most important projects in Japan. During his successful career he has cooperated with a number of notable interprets (e.g. J. Suk,V. Hudeček, I. Oistrach, R. Ruchbinder, etc.) L. Svárovský develops also his teaching career at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he is Associate Professor since Autumn 2012. Since Spring 2014 he is appointed Principal Conductor of Aichi Central Symphony Orchestra Nagoya.