Tomas Netopil
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Czech conductor Tomas Netopil, 48, will succeed Tomas Brauner as Chief conductor at the Prague Symphony Orchestra (PSO) from the 2025/26 season.

Netopil is presently a Principal Guest Conductor at the Czech Philharmonic. Until last season, he was also the general music director of the Aalto Musiktheater and Philharmonie Essen. From 2008 – 2012 Netopil held the position of Music Director of the Prague National Theatre.

He studied violin and conducting in the Czech Republic, as well as at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm under the guidance of Jorma Panula. In 2002, he won the first Sir Georg Solti Conducting Competition at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.

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