Orchestras

Throughout his career, Jiří Bělohlávek conducted an unimaginable number of 3820 concerts and worked with 223 orchestras from 6 continents.

Browse through the astounding numbers!

The statistical data compiled, published and shared by Alexander Goldscheider © Citing from his book Jiří Bělohlávek: A Life in Pictures. [ 1 ]

Czech Philharmonic

794 Number of concerts with the ensemble  
1970 Debut concert 9 June, Smetana Hall at the Municipal House in Prague
2017 Last concert 5 May, Dvořák Hall at Rudolfinum, Prague
1973–1981 Permanent Guest Conductor  
1981–1990 Permanent Conductor  
1990–1992 Chief Conductor  
2012–2017 Chief Conductor  

 

Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK

575 Number of concerts with the ensemble  
1970 

Debut concert

11 March, Smetana Hall at the Municipal House in Prague
2010 Last performance 8 April, Smetana Hall at the Municipal House in Prague
1977–1989 Chief Conductor  

 

PKF – Prague Philharmonia

312 Number of concerts with the ensemble  
1994

Debut concert

24 September, Žofín, Prague
2017 Last performance 7 May, Tyl House, Polička
1994–2004 Chief conductor  

 

BBC Symphony Orchestra

216 Number of concerts with the ensemble  
1995

Debut concert

28 January, Maida Vale Studio 1, London
2017 Last performance 13 April, Barbican Concert Hall, London
2006–2012 Chief conductor  
1995–2000 Principal Guest Conductor  

 

Brno Philharmonic Orchestra (State Philharmonic Orchestra Brno)

177 Number of concerts with the ensemble  
1972

Debut concert

1 January, Besední dům, Brno
2005 Last performance 12 May, Janáček Theatre, Brno
1973–1978 Permanent Conductor  

 

National Theatre in Prague Orchestra

148 Number of concerts with the ensemble  
1984

Debut performance

26 January, Smetana Theatre, Prague
2009 Last performance 29 October, National Theatre, Prague
9 Number of opera productions  

 

And 1,598 concerts with 217 orchestras

Number of concerts         Orchestra

79 Japan PO Tokyo
67 Toronto SO
60 London PO 
52 NHK SO Tokyo
46 Orchestra Puellarum Pragensis
42 Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin
40 Dresdner Philharmonie
39 Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
33 State Opera in Prague Orchestra
32 National SO (Washington)
29 Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
28 Vinohrady Theatre Orchestra
27 Münchner Philharmoniker
27 Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
26 Rotterdam PO
23 Czechoslovak Orchestra of Young Philharmonic Players at AUS
21 Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
21 St. Louis SO
21 Staatskapelle Dresden
18 Berliner Philharmoniker
18 Indianapolis SO
17 San Francisco SO
17 Wiener Symphoniker
16 Detroit SO
15 State Philharmonic Orchestra Košice
14 Dallas SO
14 Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris
14 Symphony Orchestra of the Prague Conservatoire
13 Bamberger Symphoniker
13 Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra
13 Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
12 Houston Symphony
12 NDR Sinfonieorchester
12 San Francisco Opera
12 Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
11 BBC Philharmonic
11 Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester (nyní Konzerthausorchester)
11 Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
11 Finnish National Opera Orchestra
11 Opera Orchestra, Janáček Theatre in Brno
11 Orquesta titular del Teatro Real (Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)
11 Sydney SO
11 Verbier Festival Orchestra
10 Atlanta SO
10 Minnesota Orchestra
10 New York Philharmonic
10 Orchestre de l´Opéra national de Paris
10 Philadelphia Orchestra
10 Philharmonia Orchestra
10 Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
9 Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
9 Philharmonia Zürich
9 Seattle Symphony
8 Orchestr AMU Praha
8 East-Bohemian State Chamber Orchestra
8 Göteborgs Symfoniker
8 Helsinki PO
8 International Youth Philharmonic
8 New Czech Chamber Orchestra
8 Osaka PO
8 Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
8 Staatskapelle Berlin
7 Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
7 Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
7 Melbourne SO
7 ROH Covent Garden
7 Washington National Opera
6 Boston SO
6 Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (dříve RIAS)
6 Filarmonica de Stat Tîrgu Mureș
6 Hong Kong PO
6 Internationales Jugend-Kammerorchester
6 Orquesta Nacional de Espaňa
6 Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt (nyní HR-Sinfonieorchester)
6 Sinfonieorchester Basel
6 Slovenian PO
6 Virtuosi di Praga
5 Baltimore SO
5 City of Birmingham SO
5 Hungarian National PO
5 ÚKDDS Chamber Orchestra Prague
5 Orchestre philharmonique du Luxembourg
5 Chamber Orchestra of the Prague Conservatoire
5 Rochester PO
5 Wiener Staatsoper
4 BBC National Orchestra of Wales
4 Cleveland Orchestra
4 Česká komorní filharmonie Pardubice (Czech Chamber Philharmonic Pardubice)
4 Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester
4 Hague Philharmonic
4 Kansas City Symphony
4 London SO
4 Los Angeles Philharmonic
4 Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle
4 Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc
4 National Youth Orchestra of GB
4 Orchestr Komorní zpěvohry Praha (Chamber Music Theatre Orchestra, Prague)
4 Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
4 Oslo PO
4 Royal Scottish National Orchestra
4 WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
3 Adelaide SO
3 Denver SO
3 Dvořák Chamber Orchestra
3 Essener Philharmoniker
3 Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
3 Hallesche Philharmonie
3 Komorní ansámbl Karla Strože (Karel Strož Chamber Ensemble)
3 Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
3 Malaysian PO
3 National Arts Centre Orchestra
3 Orchestra Ciutat de Barcelona
3 Orchestre National de France
3 Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona
3 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
3 Schweizerisches Festspielorchester
3 Städtisches Orchester Chemnitz (Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie)
3 String Quartet (name unknown)
3 Středočeská filharmonie mladých (Central Bohemian Youth Philharmonic)
3 Sukův komorní orchestr (Suk Chamber Orchestra)
2 Academy of St.Martin in the Fields
2 Orchestr AMU a Orchestr Státní opery Prahy
2 Armenian PO
2 Badische Staatskapelle
2 Bayerisches Staatsorchester
2 Berner Symphonieorchester
2 Bournemouth SO
2 Bremer Philharmoniker
2 Orchestr rozhlasového operního studia Praha
2 BRT PO (Brussels Philharmonic)
2 Budapest Festival Orchestra
2 Canticum Pragense
2 Středočeský symfonický orchestr (Central Bohemian Symphony Orchestra)
2 Cincinnati SO
2 Cumhurbaşkanlığı Senfoni Orkestrası (Presidential SO)
2 Čeští komorní sólisté (Czech Chamber Soloists)
2 Dartington Festival Orchestra
2 Ensemble der 'Tage der neuen Musik'
2 Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů Zlín (dříve Státní symfonický orchestr Gottwaldov)
2 Filharmonia Pomorska
2 Helsingborgs symfoniorkester
2 Hungarian SO Miskolc
2 China PO
2 Jerusalem SO
2 Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
2 Musici de Praga
2 Orchestra della Svizzera italiana
2 Orchestre de Paris
2 Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg
2 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
2 Pittsburgh SO
2 Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
2 Pražský komorní orchestr (Prague Chamber Orchestra)
2 Royal Stockholm PO
2 Rundfunkorchester Hannover (NDR Radiophilharmonie)
2 Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchester
2 Staatsorchester Stuttgart
2 Tampere PO
2 Tatarstan State SO
2 Toronto SO (chamber)
2 Vienna Radio SO (ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien)
2 Warsaw National PO
2 Západočeský symfonický orchestr (West-Bohemian Symphonic Orchestra)
2 Wrocław Philharmonic
2 Yaroslavl SO
1 55 Cello players
1 Akademičtí komorní sólisté Praha (Academic Chamber Soloists Prague)
1 Akademie sv. Václava v Pasekách (St. Václav Academy, Paseky)
1 Beethoven Orchester Bonn
1 Bergen PO
1 Bolshoi Academic SO
1 Bolshoi Theatre SO
1 Budapest SO
1 Collegium Camerale Pragense
1 Copenhagen PO
1 Orchestr České televize (Czech TV Orchestra)
1 Giovani Virtuosi Da Camera
1 Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
1 Guildhall Chamber Orchestra
1 Chamber Orchestra Anglia
1 Chamber Orchestra of Europe
1 Komorní smyčcový orchestr Filharmonie Brno (Brno Philharmonic Chamber String Orchestra)
1 Lahti SO
1 Orchestr LŠU
1 MÁV Symphoniker
1 MDR Sinfonieorchester
1 Moscow State SO
1 Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
1 ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
1 Orchester der Deutschen Oper
1 Orchestr Mladých (Youth Orchestra)
1 Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI
1 Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France
1 Orquesta de Valencia
1 Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
1 Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Nürnberg
1 Pilsen Radio Orchestra
1 Portuguese National Radio SO
1 Pražský vysokoškolský symfonický orchestr (Prague University Symphony Orchestra)
1 Chamber Wind Ensemble of the Prague Conservatoire
1 Wind Ensemble of the Prague Conservatoire
1 Prague Chamber Soloists
1 Prague Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble
1 Prague Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra
1 Shanghai SO
1 Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks
1 Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
1 Sofia PO
1 Student Philharmonic
1 Symphony Players
1 Tasmanian SO
1 Prague Technical University Ensemble
1 USSR State Radio
1 USSR State SO

 

 

 

Main sources

  • 1 - GOLDSCHEIDER, Alexander: Jiří Bělohlávek: A Life in Pictures. 2017. Kniha na více než 600 fotografiích a 160 stránkách dokumentuje celoživotní dráhu Jiřího Bělohlávka s použitím tisíců unikátních statistických údajů. Available online 
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