Tomáš Krejčí

He graduated in solo singing from the Conservatory and JAMU in Brno and in conducting from HAMU in Prague.

As a conductor, he worked with Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, West-Bohemian Symphonic Orchestra Mariánské Lázně, Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Talich Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Opera Diversa. He studied and performed operas by Z. Fibich – Helga, G. B. Pergolesi – La Serva Padrona and V. Blodek – V studni (In a Well). During 1996-2000, he was a secondary conductor of Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno.

In 1994, he founded the orchestra of Brno Art School and has been its artistic director and chief conductor since. With these young musicians, he studied and performed, among others, J. B. Foerster’s Symphony No. 4 “Easter Eve” and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “New World Symphony” and cantata “The Specter‘s Bride”. Together they recorded several CDs and toured Poland, Austria, Switzerland, France and Japan.

As a singer, he pursues mainly oratorios in bass-baritone and he is a sought-after performer of contemporary music.

He works as a teacher of ensemble and chamber singing at the Conservatory of Brno and is the conductor at its opera studio. Furthermore, he works as an artistic director and dramaturge of Chamber Opera JAMU, where he teaches at the Faculty of Conducting. He also operates as a regenschori (choirmaster) at the Mary Magdalene’s Church in Brno. Since 1997, he has been a member and artistic director of male vocal quartet QVOX.

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