Marek Prášil (*1986)

Marek studied conducting and the clarinet at the Janáček Conservatory, where he currently teaches. He completed two Master’s degrees, first in 2012 with a major in clarinet at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music of the University of Ostrava and later in 2017, he graduated in orchestra conducting at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, having studied with renowned conductor Tomáš Hanus. He is now working towards his PhD at the Janáček Academy. In 2015, he was awarded the Bayreuther Festspiele Scholarship.

Since the 2020/21 season, Marek has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the South Czech Philharmonic. He has collaborated with most Czech and Slovak orchestras, including PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Pilsen Philharmonic, Brno Philharmonic, Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Zlín, Chamber Philharmonic Pardubice, Slovak Sinfonietta and others. In 2016, he conducted his two debut concerts with Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland. In 2020, he appeared with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra for the first time with programme featuring Dvořák’s Te Deum. He will return to the orchestra in 2022 with Lithuanian premiere of Janáček’s Sinfonietta. He has been a guest conductor at international festivals Smetana’s Litomyšl, Leoš Janáček Festival, Peter Dvorský Festival, St. Wenceslas Festival, South Czech Intermezza, Talentinum Zlín and Złota Lira in Poland. In 2022, he will make his debut at the renowned Prague Spring Festival.

Marek works at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre and has conducted their performances of Smetana’s The Brandenburgers in Bohemia and The Devil’s Wall, Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Martinů’s ballet The Strangler, Strauss’ operetta Eine Nacht in Venedig, musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Sunset Boulevard by Lloyd Webber, Bernstein’s musical West Side Story, Sylvester Levay’s Rebecca and many others. Among his most successful productions are musicals Cats, Edith and Marlene as well as ballet Carmina Burana, with which he made his debut at the Smetana’s Litomyšl Music Festival in 2016.

Marek’s theatre collaborations include the State Theatre Košice (Bellini’s La sonnambula) and the Silesian Theatre Opava (Kálmán’s Countess Maritza). He often takes part in opera productions abroad as the assistant conductor: Bayerische Staatsoper Munich (Janáček’s The Makropulos Affair in 2014 and Smetana’s The Bartered Bride in 2018), Welsh National Opera Cardiff (Strauss’ Rosenkavalier in 2017), Opéra National de Paris (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta in 2019). In July 2015, he appeared with the musical company of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre at the Daegu International Music Festival in South Korea. Their performance of The Phantom of London won the main festival prize.

In 2007–2013, Marek was the conductor of the Májovák Symphonic Band. They not only won many awards at competitions and festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad (among others two conducting prizes at international competitions in Ostrava and Rybnik, Poland) but also toured France, Italy, Austria, Norway and Sicily. At his last concert with the ensemble in June 2013, he conducted the Czech premiere of complete transcription of the cantata Carmina Burana in collaboration with the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre opera company and Permoník Singing Choir.

In 2013, Marek conducted the Moravian Concert Band (former Central Band of the Interior Ministry) in a CD recording for the German label Halter, in 2016, he conducted the very first professional recording of the operetta/musical orchestra of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in collaboration with Hana Fialová (CD Hana/Edith features the most famous chansons by Edith Piaf), in 2018, he conducted the Janáček Philharmonic for Martin Chodúr’s CD Hallelujah and in 2019, he recorded highlights from the musical Rebecca for the Czech Radio. His last project “CoVid Edition” offers CDs with live concerts of the South Czech Philharmonic and new recording of the Last five years – chamber musical by Jason Robert Brown.

Marek Prášil is represented by the agency Janáčkův Máj, o. p. s.

Dates of concerts and performances

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Season 2021/2022 main projects

21.8. 2021  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc

Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou Palace

Lenka Pavlovič, Miroslav Dvorský


11.-13.10. 2021 Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice 

programme : Debussy, Voříšek, Schubert

Smetana Trio


20.11. 2021 Brno Philharmonic 

The Plastic people

Broumov city


28.11. 2021 Malá Strana Festivities

Smetana Trio, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

Valdštejn’s palace, Prague

programme: Debussy, Voříšek, Schubert


16. a 18.12. 2021 National Theatre Moravian Silesian

Harpagon – world premiere of new musical

 


19.1.2022 South Czech Philharmonic 

Concert for parents and children

”What music is made of ”

Lukáš Hurník moderator

 


12.2.2022 Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra 

programme:  Leoš Janáček – Sinfonietta (programme will be completed)

Vilnius, Lithuania


24.2..2022 South Czech Philharmonic

Postalgia Symphonic

premiere of new project

Katarina Maliková

 


6. a 7.4.2022 South Czech Philharmonic

programme: Salieri, Mozart, Brahms

 

 

 


 13.4.2022 South Czech Philharmonic

Patricia Janečková soprano

Tomáš Klement piano

programme: Debussy, Berlioz, Martinů

 


18. a 19.5.2022 South Czech Philharmonic

programme: Beethoven, Bruch

Jan Talich – violin

 

 


24.5.2022 Prague Spring Debut

Dongh Lee, piano

PKF Prague Philharmonia

programme: Debussy, Mozart, Janáček, Martinů


22.6.2022 Leoš Janáček International Music Festival

Patricia Janečková soprano

Tomáš Klement piano

South Czech Philharmonic

programme: Debussy, Berlioz, Martinů


24.7.2022 WASBE Prague

World Youth Wind Orchestra

programme: Janáček, Studnička, Zámečník, Staněk a další

Photo

Portraits

Concerts

Off stage

Video

South Czech Philharmonic, 2021

South Czech Philharmonic, 2021

South Czech Philharmonic, 2020

South Czech Philharmonic, 2020

Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, 2014

Brno Philharmonic, 2018

Brno Philharmonic, 2018

Czech National Wind Band, 2011

South Czech Philharmonic, 2021

South Czech Philharmonic, 2021

South Czech Philharmonic, 2020

Děkujeme... beneficial musical gala concert, 2020

PKF - Prague Philharmonia 2016

Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, 2017

National Theatre Moravian Silesian, 2014

from the rehearsal, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, 2016

Contacts

General management

Janáčkův máj, o.p.s. 
28. října 124
702 00 Ostrava 1
tel. +420 597489421, 597489425

Jaromír Javůrek
director
javurek@mhflj.cz

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Marek Prášil
marekprasil@seznam.cz
tel. +420 736461821

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Janacek May, o.p.s.:
https://www.mhflj.cz/en/contacts/