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Bohumil Kulínský (Conductor)

Born: 1959 - Czechoslovakia

The Czech conductor, Bohumil Kulínský, studied conducting at the Prague Conservatory and the Janacek Academy of Performing Arts.

Bohumil Kulínský is one of the outstanding representatives of the middle generation of Czech conductors. From the very beginning of his professional career he was able to draw on artistic experience gained starting in his childhood at the side of his parents, both of them excellent choir-masters, first as a singer and starting at the age of sixteen as a choirmaster of the world-renowned children's choir Bambini di Praga.

In 1984 Bohumil Kulínský began close co-operation with the Prague Symphony Orchestra which has lasted to this day, and in 1986 he became a regular conductor of the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic, where for the 1989-1990 season he served as chief conductor. His work with these two orchestras allowed him to systematically broaden the range of his repertoire in both chamber and symphonic music, with special emphasis on large vocal-symphonic works and on music of the 20th century.

Bohumil Kulínský is frequently invited to conduct orchestras throughout Europe as well as in North America - in Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Montreal, Krakow, Nantes, Lausanne, Dresden and elsewhere. Since 1995 he has also been appearing regularly in Japan (the Sapporo Symphony, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Philharmony). In 1997 he had a successful debut with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks) in Munich, where he has been invited to direct subscription concerts in the year 2001.

From 1997 to 2002 Bohumil Kulínský was the Music Director of the Orchestra of the National Theater Opera in Prague, where so far he introduced a new productions of Petr Eben's sacred opera Jeremias, Verdi's La Traviata, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Smetana's The Bartered Bride and Dalibor, Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades. In October 1999 he conducted Georges Bizet's Carmen with great acclaim on the National Theater Opera's tour of Japan, and in January 2000 he conducted a symphonic concert of the Orchestra and Chorus of the National Theater as part of an international music festival in Hong Kong. In October 2000 he conducted a new production of Zdeněk Fibich's melodrama The Death of Hippodamia in the National Theater. In January and February 2001 he conducted Mozart's Don Giovanni on the National Theater Opera's tour of Japan, and also concerts of the Prague Symphony Orchestra's tour of the Japan. In October 2002 he introduced The Bartered Bride with the National Theater Opera in Salzburg. In June 2003 he conducted in Texas in the USA.



Source: Bambini di Praga Website; Bohumil Kulínský Website
Contributed by Aryeh Oron (July 2006)

Bohumil Kulínský: Short Biography | Bambini di Praga | Recordings

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