As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Edinburgh University Music Society (EUMS), the society organised a tour to Prague, Czech Republic. The orchestra directed by Ondřej Soukup, and the chorus directed by Neil Metcalfe performed two concerts, both of which attracted a large audience. Especially the second concert was so well attended, there were many audience members standing! The orchestra under Ondřej’s direction performed Halvorsen’s Entry March of the Boyars, Sibelius’ Finlandia, Liszt’s Les Préludes, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and was joined by the chorus for Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 to finish the concert alla Last night of BBC Proms.
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.