Brno Philharmonic Orchestra


The Brno Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the oldest and finest orchestras in Europe. Conveniently situated near Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest it has long enjoyed a reputation for attracting some the best musicians from these regions. The orchestra is a full-size symphony orchestra with over 100 full-time members and has its own concert space, rehearsal room and recording studio in its beautiful home, Besední dům, at the heart of Brno’s old town.

The Brno Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic has an illustrious history of music making, its beginnings dating back to the 1870s when its predecessor, the Czech Symphony Orchestra, was established under the auspices of Leoš Janáček.

The Brno Philharmonic Orchestra has worked with many distinguished conductors. including Karel Ancerl, Jiri Belohlavek, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Yehudi Menuhin, Vaclav Neumann and Libor Pesek among others.  Soloists who have appeared with the orchestra include Sviatoslav Richter, Gidon Kremer, Yefim Bronfman, Rudolf Buchbinder, Garrick Ohlsson, Olga Kern, Maxim Rysanov, Sophia Jaffé and Elina Garanča.

The orchestra is an extremely experienced, versatile and acclaimed recording ensemble.  Recordings have appeared on labels including Sony BMG, Universal, Decca Classics and Supraphon, and also on film and TV for the BBC, Channel 4, Fox TV and other companies.



Besední dům

Besední dům is the home of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra.  For more details (including technical specification of the recording studio), please click here.