January 15, 2024
Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra at Zlín Congress Center Hall in Zlin, Czech Republic
Selected Soloists will be presented at the colORCHESTRA concert with the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra on May 7, 2024 at 7:30pm, in Congress Center Hall in Zlin at T. G. Masaryka 5556, 760 01 Zlín, Czechia, under the baton of Maestro Gevorg Sargsyan.
Rehearsal With BPO at Congress Center Hall are scheduled for
May 5, 2024 at 9am - 1pm
May 6, 2024 at 9am - 1pm
Dress rehearsal on May 7, 2024 at 10am - 1pm
The concert will be Broadcast Live by Virtual Concert Halls on various public channels on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Twitch, among other platforms
Video of the concert will stay available for playbacks on the channels.
Soloists will participate in interviews for media and other activities associated with the event.
November 15, 2023 - Deadline to apply with a video of your choosing
December 30, 2023 - Deadline to register for LIVE Audition (for those who are invited based on their video submission)
January, 2024 (dates TBA) - Streaming technology seminar in preparation for your Live Audition
January 19-22, 2024 - Live Auditions. Broadcast on video and social platforms. Meet the Judges and the Music Director.
May 5-7, 2024 - Rehearsals
May 7, 2024 - Concert
No age restrictions.
For sample of accepted Concertos, Arias and other vocal works - click below "Repertory" button
Meet the Orchestra
The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonics (FBM) is a professional eighty-member symphony orchestra.
Its home scene is the Zlín Congress Center with a capacity of 761 seats.
The Philharmonic Orchestra repertoire includes not only great symphonic works, but also compositions extending beyond classical music such as chanson, jazz, rock, pop and film music.
The Orchestra presents almost 100 concerts a year and up to 6 regular subscription series.
The FBM performs in many countries in Europe and around the world.
The Orchestra cooperates with television and radio stations and major music publishers such as Vienna Modern Masters, Bayer Record, NAXOS or Albany Records.
Meet the Conductor
Hailed as "...one of the most inspiring artists of his generation..." Gevorg Sargsyan is a Singapore based conductor and music director from Armenia. Recipient of Sir Georg Solti Award he has been guest-conducting in various venues around the world with different orchestras including Orquesta Joven de Valencia, Singapore Camerata Chamber Orchestra, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Pescara Philharmonic Orchestra, Lviv Symphonic Orchestra and worked full time at the Armenian National Opera & Ballet Theatre.
Gevorg studied in his native Armenia at the Yerevan State Conservatory and later continued in Vienna Conservatory and Goldsmiths College of Music (UK). After moving to Asia, he is combining his career between conducting and running masterclasses and lectures.
Gevorg has been a visiting professor at University of Philippines College of Music, Manila, and guest lecturing in various educational establishments across South East Asia. Gevorg is a "Master Class" labled artist of AMC recordings (USA) and has recorded several CD’s with Yerevan Chamber Orchestra under the label. He is a wanted guest artist at various festivals such as Gergetown Festival, Malaysia, Fête de la Musique and Rhythm Festival among others.
As Artistic director Gevorg has masterminded several highly successful music productions including ¡Piazzolla! Not Only Tango, GlobMus & Symphony of Motherhood. He has been recently appointed as a music director of Madison Academy of Music Singapore. Gevorg is also a member of adjudication panels of various festivals and music competitions and worked as a music director of Madison Academy of Music and SCGS String Orchestra.
He has recently been appointed an Artistic Director of Music Hubs with Ministry of Culture of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Gevorg's upcoming engagements include concerts in Czech Republic and Germany, followed by South East Asian tour.
Application and Audition Process
Application form is DUE by the DEADLINE November 15, 2023
Upload video of any piece (with or without accompaniment). YouTube or Google Drive links are accepted
Application fee $50
Selected musicians will be invited to audition live on a public Internet broadcast* and will receive a tech session with VCHS Broadcast Engineers.
You will meet the Judges and the Orchestra's Music Director during Live Audition.
Live Auditions are held virtually
Live Auditions are judged in real time.
Judges provide participants with immediate on-air feedback.
During the live audition participants will be able to speak with Judges.
• The judges’ decisions are final and may not be contested.
• To participate in the live online auditions, each musician must prepare required technical setup
Live Audition Fee - $200
Fee includes the Technology Preparation session with A/V and Broadcast engineers
You will be notified about your acceptance into the colORCHESTRA program
Application and video pre-screening - $50
Live Audition - $200
Performance - NO FEE ($0)
Selected soloists are expected to cover their own travel expenses.
Upon request colORCHESTRA provides supporting documentation for selected soloists' visa applications.
Selected soloists may request press releases, letters of recommendation, confirmations of their participation in the concert, in support of the soloist's grants applications.