Pavel Trojan Jr. - conductor
Pavel Trojan, Jr. (b. 1984) studied composition with Eduard Douša, and conducting with Miroslav Košler, Hynek Farkač and Miriam Němcová at the Prague Conservatoire, and subsequently furthered his training at the Academy of Music in Prague, coupling a course in composition with Václav Riedlbauch, with studies of music management. He has to his account a number of compositions, including musicals Peter and Lucie (2000) and Alena (2002); Vocal Symphony R.U.R. (2006, his Conservatoire graduation work); Milicius, a cantata written for the opening of the Protestant Church of Jan Milíč z Kroměříže; Julie – Jane, a song cycle to texts by Thomas Hardy; Sinfonietta for Chamber Orchestra, loosely inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov ́s novel The Master and Margarita; orchestral suite Sulamit; miscellaneous chamber works, as well as music for several French animated films, and incidental music for various stage productions, most of them directed by Pavel Ondruch: Julius Zeyer, Sulamit (Rotating Stage Theatre at Týn nad Vltavou, 2010); Dario Fo, Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Těšín Theatre, 2010); Karel Čapek, The White Disease (Na Prádle Theatre, 2010); Joe Penhall, Dumb Show (Municipal Theatre in Most, 2011); and Emily Brontë/Pavel Ondruch, Wuthering Heights (Na Prádle Theatre, 2011). He wrote incidental music for a production of Goldoni ́s comedy Le baruffe chiozzotte (directed by Kateřina Glogrová, DISK Theatre), and music for David Král ́s film The Year 66 (2010). In 2012 the Eastern Bohemia Theatre in Pardubice mounted a widely acclaimed stage production of his melodrama based on Euripides ́ The Trojan Women, and his musical The Seven Ravens was staged at Semafor Theatre. In late 2008 and early 2009, Trojan pursued his studies of music with Julian Philips in London, where he wrote incidental music for the dance production Pecking Order, mounted by The Place theatre in London. As a conductor, he completed his studies at the Prague conservatoire by a graduation concert with the Talich Chamber Orchestra, performing the premiere of Jiří Kabát ́s Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra. In November 2012, he conducted the PKF – Prague Philharmonia in a concert for the benefit of the Olga Havlová Goodwill Committee, and in March 2013 made his debut appearance with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Rudolfinum and in May 2014 debuted at the Prague Spring Festival, conducting the Prague Symphony FOK with pieces from Novák, Rachmaninoff, Mácha and Stravinsky (The Firebird). In season 2014/2015, Trojan made his debut with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava.