Jakub Klecker

He studied at HAMU in Prague under Jiří Bělohlávek and Tomáš Koutník. A significant part of his artistic activity has always been opera. He has staged and conducted almost sixty operas with domestic theatre in Brno, Ostrava, Prague and elsewhere.

Since 2004 he has been the principal conductor of the Janáček Opera Ensemble of the National Theatre Brno, and for a time he also became its chief conductor. From 2015 to 2020, he served as music director of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava. He regularly collaborates with the National Theatre in Prague and has been a guest at the State Theatre in Nuremberg. He is a regular guest of most symphony orchestras in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

He has performed at leading music festivals such as Prague Spring, Smetana Litomyšl and Rheingau Musik Festival in Germany. Since 2015, he has been teaching orchestra conducting at the JAMU in Brno, where he has been the head of the department of conducting and opera direction since October 2022. For many years he has been associated with Kantilena, the Brno Children and Youth Choir of the Brno Philharmonic. For the last 15 years he has led the ensemble as artistic director and principal choirmaster. For three concert seasons (2019-2022) he was the chief conductor of the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc.

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