Ondřej Soukup stepped in at 24h notice with the Prague Summer Nights Festival Orchestra to replace the festival’s Artistic Director John Nardolillo.
The orchestra composed of professionals from US orchestras, as well as students from across the globe, performed Mahler’s Blumine, Dvořák’s Eight’s Symphony and Brahms‘ First Symphony. Ladislav Kozderka from the Czech Philharmonic played the prominent trumpet part in Blumine. Their concert at the Mahler-Jihlava festival on 30th June was met with a standing ovation by the entire audience.
Ondřej’s next performance is with Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto at the Royal College of Music on 7th July 2022.
Ondřej Soukup is an exciting young conductor specialising in Czech & Eastern European music. His repertoire counts 250+ works by men and women. Recently, he made music with BBC SSO, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic and others. In the 2023/2024 season, Ondřej conducts the Copenhagen Phil, The Danish Sinfonietta, Helsingborg Symphony, Ålborg Symphony, and Magna Sinfonia among others.