The Smíchov komorní filharmonie was founded in September 2003. Original intention was to bring together excellent art schools, their teachers and proficient amateur musician living or working in Prague 5 – Smichov. That’s the reason why it is called Smíchovská. Main motto was to represent this large city district in the field of culture and cultural life. However, also at its inception were two directors of art schools – Pravoslav Kohout, director ZUŠ Štefánikova, Prague 5, and Josef Vondráček, director of the private elementary art school Music Art – faculty school PedFUK in Barrandov. Later, the orchestra hosted students from Charles University – Faculty of Education, and for its friendly atmosphere it was also attended by students of the conservatory or the Academy of Performing Arts. Within a very short time the orchestra has built up its place and concert clientele. He has performed a number of very successful concerts in Prague’s leading concert halls Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall, Municipal House – Smetana Hall, National House in Smíchov, Žofín Palace and many others. One of the most important concerts was the official gala concert for the Czech EU Presidency in HYPERLINK “x-apple-data-detectors: // 3” in 2009 in Rudolfinum. Also, the ballet performance of L. van Beethoven “The creature of Prometheus” at the Estates Theater with the TCP Dance Conservatory was highly artistic. The orchestra regularly cooperates with the choir of the Czech Technical University and with the choir of the Department of Music Education PedFUK, with which it has performed a number of significant works.

In 2011, the orchestra, in cooperation with the Department of Music Education of the Faculty of Education of Charles University and the Association of Private Schools, organized a benefit concert for victims of disaster at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. The Japanese Embassy in the Czech Republic took over the official patronage of this concert. Since 2011 the orchestra has been regularly organizing benefit concerts until now. The last benefit concert on November 6, 2018 at the Rudolfinum was dedicated to military veterans and soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Because of its atmosphere and professional performances, the orchestra has been popular with many prominent concert artists of leading opera houses, such as Roman Janál, Livia Obručnik Vénosová, Michaela Zajmi, Václav Lemberk, Lucie Kaňková, Daniel Klánský and many others. In 2012 the orchestra was invited to cooperate with the band ČECHOMOR with the project Transformations. With this project the orchestra performed more than 20 concerts in the whole Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2012 he accompanied the American singer Suzenne Vega on her Czech tour called “Suzanne Vega Symphonic show”. Then the orchestra made a recording on her new CD, which was released in the USA. With the band ČECHOMOR the orchestra made an annual DVD from the Český Krumlov International Music Festival. Currently, the orchestra accompanies the Christmas concerts of Petra Janů and is preparing the rock project “Peter & Petrina” for the next concert season. The orchestra prides itself on genre diversity and is able to accompany with honor “F. Sinatru ”, national dances and rock band.

Smíchovská komorní filharmonie