Orchestral academy

Orchestral academy

Intended for students of conservatories, music universities and young artists aged 15–24.

Applicants may submit APPLICATIONS, including particulars and recordings, by May 31. 2020. Students will be selected by the tutors of individual instrument groups – leading musicians of the CZECH PHILHARMONIC.

What do I get as an Orchestral Academy student?

  • 7 days of orchestra training in Kroměříž, divided and group rehearsals, leadership by the Czech Philharmonic musicians and the conductor Tomáš Netopil, orchestra rehearsals in Prague – that is 18 frequencies of at least 35 hours. Students of the Orchestral Academy will gain exceptional orchestral experience, the opportunity to share experiences, the inspirational environment of the historic town of Kroměříž and experience in performing at the prestigious international festival of classical music Dvořák Prague.
  • I will play 2 concerts led by the conductor Tomáš Netopil /Kroměříž, Dvořák Prague IMF/
  • accommodation in Kroměříž and Prague
  • possibility to attend the accompanying concert programme of ISMA as a spectator
  • selected students can receive scholarships
  • each student receives a certificate of completion of the Academy
Course fee: 350 euro

The Orchestral Academy is organized by the Academy of Classical Music (organizer of The Dvořák Prague Festival) in cooperation with the international Summer Music Academy in Kroměříž.

Students of the Orchestral Academy will perform as members of the DVOŘÁK PRAGUE YOUTH PHILHARMONIC at the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival 2020.

Dates of the Orchestral Academy
10–16 August 2020 – Orchestral Academy /Kroměříž/
16 August – concert in the Flower Garden /Kroměříž/
11–13 September 2020 – Orchestral Academy /Prague/
13 September – concert at the Dvořák Prague 2020 TICKETS

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in d minor, Op. 125
Soloists: Simona Šaturová, Markéta Cukrová, Petr Nekoranec and Jan Martiník / Prague Philharmonic Choir, choirmaster Lukáš Vasilek.

Artistic leadership, conductor
Tomáš Netopil

Tomáš Netopil is the Music Director with Aalto Theatre and the Essen Philharmonic. Before that, he was the Lead Conductor of the Czech National Theatre Opera. In the autumn of 2017, he was appointed Head Guest Conductor for the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tutors, music notes for audition
First violinIrena Jakubcová
Second violinMarcel Kozánek
ViolPavel Ciprys
CelloVáclav Petr
Double bassPetr Ries
Roman Novotný
Jana Brožková
Jan Mach
Ondřej Roskovec
French horn
Kateřina Javůrková
Jaroslav Halíř
Robert Kozánek
Michael Kroutil
Academy of Classical Music

It was founded in 2002 with the aim to promote and popularize Czech music art in the Czech Republic and abroad. Its mission is to spread cultural values, promote tourist industry and develop culture in all its areas. Last but not least, it also focuses on supporting young artists, aspiring musicians and youth interested in culture. 

Since 2008, it has been organizing the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival.

The International Summer Music Academy in Kroměříž

The International Summer Music Academy in Kroměříž was established by conductor Tomáš Netopil. He has invited for collaboration prominent performers of classical music, who will, in their roles as tutors, pass on their experience to promising young musicians.

The Summer Music Academy in Kroměříž (LHAK) offers a varied accompanying programme for the general public called – Hudební Kroměříž, Classical Music Festival.