Ondrej Olos

He was born in 1984 in Slovakia. He studied music at the Conservatory of Zilina, Slovakia (1998-2003) and orchestral conducting at the Janácek Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Brno, Czech Republic (2003-06); he acquired a master's degree from the same Academy in orchestra conducting (2006-08). In 2006, he was awarded the Leoš Janácek prize for conducting the opera The Cunning Little Vixen [Příhody lišky Bystroušky]. He regularly conducts in operas houses in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as well as orchestras, including: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), Philharmonia (Prague, Brno) Moravian Philharmonics (Olomouc) and Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic (Zlín). As a distinguished pianist, he accompanies soloists in the Czech Republic and abroad. In 2006 he was hired by Janácek Theatre as a répétiteur; he was promoted to conductor in 2007-09 and since 2009 serves as permanent conductor in opera and ballet performances. In addition, he has conducted in France (Limoges, Rennes, Reims), Bratislava and Kosice (Slovakia). His broad repertoire also includes Leoš Janácek’s operas Jenůfa, Káťa Kabanová and Šárka, as well as operas by Martinů , Dvořák, Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Poulenc, Haydn, Johann and Richard Strauss, etc. He worked with the GNO in such productions as The Cunning Little Vixen [Příhody lišky Bystroušky] and Věc Makropulos.