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Petr Vrábel

Conductor Peter Vrábel (*1969), a native of Slovakia, lives and works in the Czech Republic. There he founded the Berg Orchestra, which thanks to him has become a respected ensemble of contemporary and twentieth-century music.

 

Collaborating with the very best young Czech composers on various projects, Vrabel has created opportunities for the younger generation of composers and performers. Until today he has presented dozens of world premieres as well as many Czech premieres of works by world class composers. His concert activities include performances at international festivals and important Czech stages. He collaborates with the National Theatre Ballet (premiere productions „Goldilocks“ and „Ibbur“). He has created plenty of recordings for the Czech Radio, Czech Television, for CDs and DVDs. He also devotes himself to promoting music among the youngest generations. Important recent projects include a series of cineconcerts (world and Czech premieres), staged concerts with contemporary dance or new staging of Schwarz auf Weiss (Black on White) by German composer and director Heiner Goebbels or. He is the recipient of the Gideon Klein Prize. In 2010 he was commended for artistic excellence and the promotion of Czech music by the Czech section of the International Music Council of UNESCO.