This year’s festival was opened by the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic conducted by Ondřej Soukup. Hosted in Polička, the composer’s birthplace, the concert was the fifth concert Ondřej and FBM gave this week.
The programme, which differed from the previous four concerts that week, included Weber’s Oberon overture, Martinů’s Cello Concerto No. 1 (1955) and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
Ondřej’s next performance takes place at Glasgow City Halls with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on 7th June 2022.
Ondřej Soukup is an exciting young conductor with a diverse repertoire of 250+ works by men and women from the last 500 years. He has recently performed with BBC SSO, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic and others. In the 2022/2023 season, Ondřej makes his debut with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, The Danish Sinfonietta, Ålborg Symphony, Århus Symphony and Odense Symphony.