Czech conductor Ondřej Soukup commences his tenure as principal conductor with Edinburgh University Music Society Sinfonia performing Dvořák’s Stabat Mater. This work was central to Dvořák‘s popularity in the UK, and enabled him to continue his journey to worldwide recognition. EUMS Chorus prepared by Neil Metcalfe joins Sinfonia and Ondřej leads almost 250 performers in front of a full house at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh. Sinfonia’s next concert features Smetana’s Vltava, Sibelius‘ Spring Song, and Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Enigma Variations.
Ondřej Soukup is an experienced conductor of orchestral, operatic 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.