Ondřej Soukup was admitted to study for a Master of Music degree in Conducting at the Royal College of Music, starting in September 2020. According to QS World University Rankings, RCM has been the Top performing arts institution in the UK for the last five years (2016-2020) and Top 2-3 in the world. On top of that, RCM has a strong record of influential graduates such as conductors Colin Davis, Neville Marriner, Roger Norrington, and composers Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Delighted to accept the offer, Ondřej will study with Head of Conducting Toby Purser, conducting professors Peter Stark, and Howard Williams and Visiting Professor of Conducting Martyn Brabbins during the two-year course. On top of that, he will have the chance to work with world-class visiting artists like Antonio Pappano, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Jurowski and others.
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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.