Stanislav Vavřínek

Vavřínek Stanislav - Foto: Petra Bzirská

Vavřínek StanislavFoto: Petra Bzirská


Stanislav Vavřínek studied conducting, as well as the flute, at the Brno Conservatory. Later, Mr. Vavřínek resumed his studies at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts in the conducting classes of professors Eliška, Vajnar, Koutník and Štych. The culmination of this training occurred at the master class of Roberto Benzi in Switzerland, with a very successful final concert conducting the Biel Philharmonic. 

Between 1994 and 1998, Mr. Vavřínek was the principal conductor of the Prague Student Orchestra which received a number of awards under his leadership: First Prize (along with the top prize of the contest "Suma cum laude") in the 1995 Nerpelt International Competition, and First Prize in the Concerto Bohemia Radio Competition (1995/1996). In 1997, they were awarded the Grand Prize in the same competition for the performance of Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony op. 110. In 1998, the International Youth Orchestra played under his baton at the final gala concert at the Shizuoka Festival in Japan. Together with the Prague Student Orchestra he made several radio and TV recordings. 

He has guest-conducted more than forty symphonic and chamber orchestras, including Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburger Symphoniker, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Gdansk Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. He has appeared in performance with prominent soloists such as Olga Kern, Bruno Canino, Ivan Moravec, Eugene Indjić, Sergei Krylov, Gabriela Beňačková, Eva Urbanová, Dagmar Pecková, Ivan Kusnjer, Václav Hudeček, Pavel Šporcl, Sophia Jaffé, Jiří Bárta etc. He has been host at prestigious international festivals in Shizuoka, Brno, at the Prague Spring Festival or Janáček May, to name just a few. Stanislav Vavřínek has made several concert tours abroad (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Japan). He has recorded CDs with music by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Kodály and Shostakovich. In years 2006-2010 he taught conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. 

While continuing to honour his commitments, from 1999 until 2008 he acted as Chief Conductor of the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra based in České Budějovice. Since September 2008, he has held the post of Chief Conductor of Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín.

Autor:  Materiály SOČR

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