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Marek Šedivý

Marek Šedivý



Marek Šedivý made his debut as a conductor at the National Theatre with Verdi's Macbeth (2015). At the National Theatre he also conducts Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia and Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.

He is Music Director of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Opera in Ostrava and in the past seasons he has also served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2016-2018 he was chief conductor of the Silesian Theatre Opava, where he conducted Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana (2016), Dvořák's Rusalka (2017), Verdi's Falstaff (2017) and Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen (2018). He has also collaborated with the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen (Khachaturian: Spartacus; Verdi: Macbeth). He has performed at the Prague Spring Festival (2015 and 2018), Chopin Festival in Mariánské Lázně (2009), Young Prague (2011), Dvořák Prague (2012, 2020), Pardubice Music Spring (2016 and 2018), Mozartfest Würzburg (2016) and Internationale Gluck Opern Festspiele Nürnberg (2014 and 2016). In September 2019, he debuted with Dvořák's Requiem in Vienna with the Tonkünstler-Orchester and toured China with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra in Krakow. In the 2012/2013 season, on the recommendation of Jiří Bělohlávek, he was engaged as assistant conductor for the Canadian Opera Company's production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde in Toronto. In January 2015, he recorded Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4 with Chinese pianist Fang Yuan and the BBC Symphony Orchestra for Sony. He has served as artistic director of HAMU's Ensemble Terrible, an ensemble focused on contemporary music by young composers. He is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory and the Faculty of Music of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU) in conducting. In 2017 he was awarded a scholarship from the Wagner Society in Bayreuth.