Prague Symphony Orchestra Announces New Music Director

By Francisco Salazar

The Prague Symphony Orchestra has announced that Tomáš Netopil will be the new Music Director starting during the 2025-26 season.

Netopil will succeed his present Chief Conductor Tomáš Brauner.

In a statement, the conductor said, “Prague has always been an enormously rich source of culture and music for me. The Prague Symphony Orchestra, which continues to make an outstanding contribution towards this, is amongst the best Prague has to offer. It is a great honour and pleasure for me that our artistic paths shall cross and that together we will be able to develop the rich potential of this wonderful orchestra and bring joy to audiences in Prague as well as the rest of the Czech Republic and abroad. Our journey together represents a new and exciting artistic chapter for me.”

Netopil is the founder and Artistic Director of the International Summer Music Academy in Kroměříž and the former General Music Director of the Aalto Musik Theater and Philharmonie Essen. He has also worked with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Geneva Opera, Staatsoper Hamburg, Prague National Theatre, Naples Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and the Aspen Festival.