Bohuslav Martinů Medal for conductor Petr Vronský
Conductor Petr Vronský was awarded the Bohuslav Martinů Medal during Bohuslav Martinů Foundation gala concert on December 14th. The Bohuslav Martinů Medal is handed over to prominent figures who have promoted Martinů's music and legacy. Among those who are awarded are, for example, Rudolf Firkušný, Zuzana Růžičková, Jiří Bělohlávek or Charles Mackerras. The concert took place in Martinů Hall, where Guarneri Trio Prague performed piano trios by Luboš Fišer, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Bohuslav Martinů.
„During my life as an conductor I have conducted number of compositions by Bohuslav Martinů. Symphonies, oratories, ballets, operas and instrumental concerts. I admire his personality and music, you can perform and listen to his pieces often and you never get tired of it,“ says Petr Vronský.
Petr Vronský (*4. 3. 1946) is known as conductor, violinist and pedagogue. He succeeded in conductor competitions, incl. Besancon in 1971 and Karajan competition in Berlin in 1973. He has conducted many orchestras all over the world, e. g. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Antwerp, Berliner Symhoniker, Devlet Senfoni Orchestrasi Istanbul, Metropolitan Orchestra Tokyo, Orquestra Filarmónica do Rio de Janeiro, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie.
Find out more about him here.