Guest of the Opera
Tomáš Brauner(b. 1978) graduated from the Prague Conservatoire in 1999 (oboe and conducting), and from the Academy of Music in Prague (conducting). Then he studied at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna and also participated in master classes with Kurt Masur in Wroclav. In 2010 he won the third prize in one of the Dimitris Mitropoulos Competition in Athens. In the same year he accepted the position of Main Guest Conductor of The Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra. He has held the same post with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra since 2006.
In September 2007 he guest conducted the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra, accompanying leading soloists from the Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg and Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. In April 2008 he participated in a production of Janáček’s Jenůfa in Mexico City. Since 2007 he has been engaged by the opera company of the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň, where he has conducted Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Tchaikovsky's Maid of Orleans, Verdi’s Nabucco, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Dvořák's Jacobin, Puccini's Turandot, Ponchielli’s La Gioconda or Gounod’s Faust (2013). In 2009 he started a regular cooperation with the Prague State Opera, where he had conducted Verdi‘s Otello, Massenet‘s Don Quichotte, Verdi’s Nabucco or Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and in 2012, he prepared a concert performance of Thomas‘ Mignon. He has also cooperated with the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava, where he has prepared new productions of Verdi’s Nabucco (2011) and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet (2012). Tomáš Brauner regularly conducts the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Orchestra of Colours in Athens, Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic in Zlín, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Olomouc, the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice, and others.
Update: March 2013