Conductor Marek Šedivý (b. 1987 in Prague) is a chief conductor of the Silesian Theatre in Opava from the season 2016/17 and a principal guest conductor of Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra from the season 2018/19. He has cooperated with the Prague State Opera (Verdi: Macbeth), J.K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen (Khachaturian: Spartacus, Verdi: Macbeth) and National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Ostrava (Fibich: The Tempest). In the Silesian Theatre he has conducted new productions of Mascagni‘s Cavalleria rusticana (2016), Dvořák‘s Rusalka (2017), Verdi‘s Falstaff (2017) and Janáček‘s The Cunning Little Vixen (April 2018). Marek Šedivý has collaborated with many orchestras (the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, PKF – Prague Philharmonia, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Plzeň Philharmonic, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice or the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of South Bohemia. He has performed at music festivals such as Prague Spring (2015), Chopin Festival Mariánské Lázně (2009), Young Prague (2011), the Dvořák Prague Festival (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 Jiří Bělohlávek engaged as an assistant conductor in a production of Wagner‘sTristan and Isolde 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 graduated from the Prague Conservatory and Academy of Music in Prague in conducting. He has participated in numerous master classes, e. g. with Kenneth Kiesler (University of Michigan), Vladimir Ponkin (Moscow Conservatory) or Norbert Baxa (European Academy of Music in Teplice). He received a stipendium from the Wagner Society – Bayreuther Festspiele 2017. He is the artistic director of the Ensemble Terrible HAMU, which is focusing on new compositions of young composers.