Jiří Rožeň is one of the most exciting and promising conductors of his generation.
He has seen success in Salzburg and London as the Finalist of both the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition. Formerly, as Assistant Conductor at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jiří worked alongside Donald Runnicles and Thomas Dausgaard and also assisted them at the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh International Festival.
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In 2018/19 season, Jiří continues to build on his growing international profile debuting with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Göteborgs Symfoniker, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ulster Orchestra and returns to Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. Other engagements include his debut with Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra as well as appearances with the Oulu Symphony, Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra and Brno Philharmonic.
Highlights from the 2017/18 season included his subscription debut and two more projects with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as engagements with the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (among others at Prague Spring Festival), Wiener Concert-Verein and the Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) Symphony Orchestra in Zagreb in a summer open-air gala.
Recent and upcoming soloist collaborations feature internationally recognised names such as Vadim Gluzman, Kirill Gerstein, Mahan Esfahani, Kian Soltani, Francesca Dego, Esther Yoo, Lawrence Brownlee, Christian Schmitt, Olga Scheps, Sergei Nakariakov and Lukáš Vondráček.
A passionate advocate of Czech music, in recent seasons Jiří has conducted his signature work Symphony No.4 by Miloslav Kabeláč at Salzburg Festival with Camerata Salzburg (Austrian premiere) and at the Prague Spring Festival with PKF-Prague Philharmonia. Also, he 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.