(c) Frantisek Renza
(c) Frantisek Renza

Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice


Asia (except Japan)

The orchestra

The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, founded in 1969, is one of the Czech Republic’s top orchestras. The repertoire of this chamber orchestra includes a large number of compositions from barock era to contemporary music, including many cross-over and multigenre projects. The first principal conductor, Libor Pešek, quickly raised the orchestra to a high standard and the subsequent principal conductors included Libor Hlaváček, Petr Altrichter, Bohumil Kulínský, Petr Škvor, Róbert Stankovský, Leoš Svárovský and Marko Ivanović have kept a high artificial level of the orchestra. Current leader is Peter Feranec.

The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice is valued for its stylistic interpretation and the extraordinary quality of its orchestral sound, and it is rightly ranked amongst the world's leading representatives of Czech musical culture. It often performs at Czech Republic’s most important festivals (including The Prague Spring International Festival, the Smetana’s Litomyšl or the International Český Krumlov Festival) and at many important venues in Europe in many prestigious concert halls, such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salzburg Festspielhaus, Hercules Hall and Gasteig in Munich and the Musikverein in Vienna, Brucknerhaus in Linz, the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg and many others. Outside Europe the orchestra has played in Japan and has toured extensively around America.

The orchestra has collaborated with mandy leading world-renowned conductors (among others with Jiří Bělohlávek, Marco Armiliato, Marris Jansons and many others) and also a huge number of prominent soloists and choirs (Lazar Berman, Ivan Moravec, Eugen Indjic, Ivo Kahánek, Martin Kasík, Isabelle van Keulen, Vladimir Spivakov, Pavel Šporcl, Václav Hudeček, Gabriela Demeterová, Angel Romero, Jiří Bárta, Ludwig Güttler, Radek Baborák, Peter Damm, Herrmann Baumann, Helen Donath, Eva Urbanová, Dagmar Pecková, Czech Boys Choir Boni Pueri, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno) have performed with the orchestra.

Apart from concert-giving the orchestra regularly engages in operatic and theatre projects and has dozens of successful discs to its credit on Naxos, ArcoDiva, Supraphon, Classico, Monitor-EMI, Amabile.


Peter Feranec - Chief Conductor

Peter Feranec was born in 1964 in Bratislava. In 1985 after graduating from the Bratislava Academy of Music, he attended the Bartok International Festival and Seminar (1985 - 1987) with Professor P. Eotvos and conducted contemporary music.
The same year, he began five years studies, a scholarship from the Russian Ministry of Culture, at the State Conservatory in St. Petersburg (former Leningrad) under M. Jansons (graduated in 1990).


Currently he is Chief Conductor and Music Director of the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra and the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice.


Luboš Stehlík, Harmonie 3 / 2013 (CD review)

Highly interesting dramaturgy makes this CD very atractive. [...] An excellent decision was the choice of Prokofiev’s Sinfonietta A major op. 48 from 1908. The composer’s early piece in distinctive interpretation of the Pardubice philharmony has its appropriate brilliance. [...] The conductor Leoš Svárovský took the orchestra to the top of its best abilities which prooved to be  remarkable rich.


Miloš Pokora, Hudební rozhledy 7 / 2012 (Concert at the Prague Spring Festival 2012)

The conductor Marko Ivanović and the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice prepared an excellent performance of Beethoven’s First symphony. [...] Modulating chords in tutti entered with masterly precision and strings, interwoven with woodwinds, literally sang. The phrases in the entry of the Allegro part were convincingly performed in last detail.


Gary Higginson, Music Web International, United Kingdom (2011) (CD review)

I have enjoyed this Mass and indeed the performances more than any other version I have ever heard. [...] the word that constantly comes to mind is charming. It’s all quite seasonal in its happy disposition.



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