The first concert of Ondřej‘s second season as principal conductor of EUMS Sinfonia took the audience on a musical journey around the world. It set off In the Steppes of Central Asia, written by the Russian composer Borodin. Next stop was the Bohemian composer Dvořák’s Eight Symphony. The second half of the concert commenced with the French composer Saint-Saëns’ Suite algérienne and finally, across the ocean, the concert finished with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring Ailsa Aitkenhead on the piano. The concert took place in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.
In their second concert of the season, Sinfonia will be joined by EUMS Chorus (led by Neil Metcalfe). The concert will take place on 14th March 2020 in the McEwan Hall, Edinburgh and will feature works by H. Parry, A. Glazunov, J. Sibelius, C. Franck, and A. Bruckner.
Ondřej Soukup is an experienced conductor of operatic, orchestral and choral music with repertoire ranging from Renaissance to 21st century music. He has conducted numerous performances in six countries and his work engagements regularly see him involved in international projects. Ondřej’s work as a conductor has been recognised and supported by a number of awards and scholarships.