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Jakub Klecker

Jakub Klecker is one of the most distinctive Czech conductors of today. After his study of conduction at Brno Conservatory in the class of Ales Podařil he absolved the HAMU in Prague in the class of Professor Jiří Bělohlávek and doc. Tomas Koutník. He graduated in 2006 by the concert with Brno Philharmonic and Kantilena chorus. Since 1993 he has cooperated with Kantilena – the youth choir of Brno Philharmonic, at first as a singer and since 1997 as a rehearsal pianist and the second chorus master. Between 2003 and 2005 he was the principal chorus master of Kantilena. In 2006 he took over the position of artistic chief after Ivan Sedláček. Since 2004, he has been a conductor of the National Theatre Brno. In last years his most important feats are the world premiere of scenic production of Bohuslav Martinu´s Ženitba (The Marriage) in its original English version which he rehearsed for International music festival Brno – Moravian Autumn 2009, or the production of Puccini´s Turandot (2011) – the Czech premiere of version with Luciano Berio´s finale. An essential part of his artistic life is the cooperation with the prominent European orchestras and artists as Brno Philharmonic, Symphonic orchestra of Cesky Rozhlas, Prague Chamber Philharmonic, Symphonic orchestra of Prague FOK, Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, National Philharmonic Kosice, Czech Chamber Soloists, Czech Virtuosi, Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno, Eva Urbanová, Václav Hudeček, Ivo Kahánek, András Adorján. In 2007 and 2009 he joined the tour with Brno Philharmonics in Japan. In 2009 he debuted at the Prague Spring festival, which confirms the raising quality of his work with instrumentalists. We can mention some other important festivals and events where he performed: The International Music Festival Moravian Autumn (MHF Moravský podzim), Encounter of Vaclav Hudecek (Setkávání Václava Hudečka), The International Music Festival of Peter Dvorský (MHF Petra Dvorského), The International Music Festival Spilberk (MHF Špilberk), Dny lidí dobré vůle na Velehradě, Janáček Brno etc. In season 2010/2011 we can mention rehearsing of operas Ariadna (Martinu) and Šárka (Janáček) in the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava. In 2012 he conducted Stravinsky´s opera The Rake's progress in the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava. This production was also presented as a part of a festival Prague Spring in the historical building of the Czech National Theatre in Prague.

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