Conductor Marek Šedivý (b. 1987 in Prague) is a new chief conductor of the Silesian Theatre in Opava from the season 2016/17. He cooperates with the Prague State Opera (Verdi: Macbeth) and the JK Tyl Theatre in Pilsen (Khachaturian: Spartacus, Verdi: Macbeth). In the season 2016/17 is preparing a new production of The Tempest (Z. Fibich, National Moravian – Silesian Theatre Ostrava, the opening night is December 1, 2016) and Rusalka (A. Dvořák, the Silesian Theatre in Opava, opening night is April 23, 2017). Marek Šedivý collaborates with the following orchestras: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, PKF - Prague Philharmonia, Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK), The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, North Czech Philharmonic Teplice, Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of South Bohemia et al. He has performed at such music festivals: Prague Spring (2015), Chopin Festival Marienbad (2009), Young Prague (2011), Dvořák Prague (2012), Pardubice Music Spring (2016), Mozartfest Würzburg (2016) or the Internationale Gluck Opern Festspiele Nürnberg (2014 and 2016). In the 2012/13 season was on the recommendation of the Chief Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Jiří Bělohlávek engaged as an assistant conductor in a production of Tristan und Isolde (Wagner) at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. In January 2015 he recorded two piano concertos (Nos. 1 and 4) by Ludwig van Beethoven with the Chinese pianist Fang Yuan and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Sony). Marek Šedivý is the artistic director of the Ensemble Terrible HAMU, which is focusing on new compositions of young composers. He graduated from the Prague Conservatory in conducting (H. Farkač, M. Košler, M. Němcová) and currently completes a master's degree program at the Prague Academy (T. Koutník, N. Baxa). He has participated in numerous master classes, e.g. K. Kiesler (University of Michigan), V. Ponkin (Moscow Conservatory) or N. Baxa (European Academy of Music in Teplice).