Ondrej Soukup
Ondřej Soukup is an exciting young conductor with professional engagements, a diverse repertoire of 250+ works spanning the symphonic, operatic, and choral canons, and an inherent musicianship which he radiates to fellow performers and audiences. In the 2021/2022 season, Ondřej will make his debut with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic and the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic.
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Ondrej Soukup

In the 2021/2022 season, Ondřej Soukup will make his debut with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic, the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic, and will assist Jac van Steen with FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra. Currently Assistant Conductor with RCM Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic, he has held numerous music directorships, assisted Martyn Brabbins, Jonathon Heyward, and studied with Sir Antonio Pappano and Sir Roger Norrington among others. Ondřej is a versatile musician, proficient in symphonic, operatic, choral and contemporary music with a repertoire of 250+ works including Wagner’s Das Rheingold. Mentors and colleagues alike have praised Ondřej’s musicality, leadership, and fervour, which he radiates to fellow musicians and to audiences. As a postgraduate conductor at the RCM, Ondřej recently led projects including Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale with Sir Thomas Allen, Beethoven’s Second Symphony, Hannah Kendall’s Verdala, and Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments. He stepped in for Martyn Brabbins at short notice to conduct Thea Musgrave’s Turbulent Landscapes with the RCM Philharmonic. In 2019, Ondřej performed Wagner’s Das Rheingold in Berlin. As Assistant Conductor at Berlin Opera Academy, he performed Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel and was later re-invited to work on Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte. As Guest Conductor of VoiceArc, he performed Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Strauss’ Ariadne aux Naxos. Ondřej was also Principal Conductor of EUMS Sinfonia, and MD of Thomas Coats Memorial Choral Society (works with RCS Symphony). He is Founder and Principal Conductor of Unison Chamber Orchestra, and was MD of InChorus, Conducting Fellow with Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, and MD of Edinburgh University Brass Band. Ondřej is a recipient of the Roderick Brydon memorial award. In masterclasses, he has conducted the English National Opera Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Antonio Soler and others. Ondřej speaks English, Czech, Russian, French, and German. For full bio, visit www.ondrej-soukup.com.

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