About Janáček Chamber Orchestra
The Janáček Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1964 by leading players of Janáček Philharmonic. Zdeněk Dejmek soon became its artistic leader. With his impressive musicality, sense of style and systematic and precise work, he brought the orchestra to excellence and impressed on it his distinctive interpretative mark. The repertoire of the Orchestra includes works from the baroque period until these days, which fit the sound possibilities of a smaller string orchestra. Nowadays, it is no longer an exception to extend the orchestra to include other instruments. Its leading interpretation has repeatedly led the Orchestra to perform at festival concerts both in Czech Republic and abroad, where it has performed with renowned Czech and foreign soloists. Recordings of the orchestra have been produced by Czech Radio and others including Supraphon, Panton, Riccordi, RCA – JVC, Crystal, Stylton and Slovart Records. In 2005, Zdeněk Dejmek handed the his baton to lead violinist Jakub Černohorský, who successfully led the Janacek Chamber Orchestra on its tour to South Korea in 2004. During the following years, the orchestra participated in numerous national and international festivals (including the Prague Spring Festival, Janáček’s Máj, Janáček’s Hukvaldy, Musica Sacra or festivals in Poland, Netherlands, and touring in Spain and Italy). In 2011, the Janacek Chamber Orchestra recorded a new profile CD with the British label Chandos Records entitled Czech Music for Strings with works by Leoš Janáček, Pavel Haas and Bohuslav Martinů.