Jiří Rožeň
Conductor

“ […] this young man has already quite a bit of success on podium behind him [….]and even much more ahead of him.” (Opera Plus)

Contacts

Linda Marks +44 (0)20 3725 9120
Maxim Belčikov +44 (0)20 3725 9143

Biography

Jiří Rožeň is one of the most exciting and promising conductors of the younger generation. He has seen success in Salzburg and London, as both the Finalist of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition. Formerly Assistant Conductor at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jiří worked there alongside Donald Runnicles and Thomas Dausgaard and assisted them at the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh International Festival.  

This season Jiří embarks on an ambitious international career, debuting with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Wiener Concert-Verein on tour at Musikverein in Vienna and Kölner Philharmonie. Recent and upcoming artistic collaborations include working with Kirill Gerstein, Vadim Gluzman, Olga Scheps, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Mahan Esfahani. 

Jiří Rožeň is one of the most exciting and promising conductors of the younger generation. He has seen success in Salzburg and London, as both the Finalist of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition. Formerly Assistant Conductor at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jiří worked there alongside Donald Runnicles and Thomas Dausgaard and assisted them at the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh International Festival.  

This season Jiří embarks on an ambitious international career, debuting with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Wiener Concert-Verein on tour at Musikverein in Vienna and Kölner Philharmonie. Recent and upcoming artistic collaborations include working with Kirill Gerstein, Vadim Gluzman, Olga Scheps, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Mahan Esfahani. 

In the Czech Republic, Jiří has conducted the Prague Symphony Orchestra, PKF-Prague Philharmonia as well as Ostrava and Brno philharmonics. He also made highly acclaimed debuts at the Prague Spring Festival and the Janáček May Festival where he conducted an opera gala concert featuring American tenor Lawrence Brownlee. In May 2018, Jiří will return to Prague Spring Festival to conduct the Final of the Prague Spring International Violoncello Competition. 

A passionate advocate of Czech music, in recent seasons Jiří gave the Austrian premiere of Miloslav Kabeláč’s Symphony No.4 at the Salzburg Festival with Camerata Salzburg and premiered the new critical edition of Bohuslav Martinů's Spectre's Bride with the Brno Philharmonic and Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno. Many of his recent and upcoming programmes include Czech standard repertoire as well as music by Josef Suk, Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů, Miloslav Kabeláč and Viktor Kalabis.

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Contacts

Linda Marks +44 (0)20 3725 9120
Maxim Belčikov +44 (0)20 3725 9143

Reviews

“A spark of mutual admiration and respect [with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra] was obvious!” (Opera Plus, November 2017)   

“One should also highlight the great shape of the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra who delivered one of their best ever performances under Jiří Rožeň.” (Opera Plus, May 2017)

“This was an example of how a debut [at Prague Spring Festival] should be done. The concert culminated with the Symphony No.4 by Kabeláč executed with absolute assurance” (Harmonie, May 2016) 

“Rising star of conducting dealt with the challenging task [Prague Spring Festival Debut] professionally and with joy.” (Opera Plus, May 2016)  

“A spark of mutual admiration and respect [with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra] was obvious!” (Opera Plus, November 2017)   

“One should also highlight the great shape of the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra who delivered one of their best ever performances under Jiří Rožeň.” (Opera Plus, May 2017)

“This was an example of how a debut [at Prague Spring Festival] should be done. The concert culminated with the Symphony No.4 by Kabeláč executed with absolute assurance” (Harmonie, May 2016) 

“Rising star of conducting dealt with the challenging task [Prague Spring Festival Debut] professionally and with joy.” (Opera Plus, May 2016)