Prague Chamber Orchestra
Concert-masters: Jiří Pospíchal and Pavel Šafařík
The Prague Chamber Orchestra, originally and still generally performing without a conductor, boasts a unique position among Czech ensembles. It was initially formed in 1951 on the initiative of principal players of the Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, but has worked independently since 1965. With a wide repertoire, a significant element remains the work of older Bohemian composers, in addition to modern and contemporary music. The orchestra, now managed by the players, has made a large number of recordings and won international awards, on occasion working with distinguished conductors, as well as with leading soloists. Foreign tours have taken the orchestra to Latin America, the United States and Canada, and Japan, as well as to the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Singapore.