The Czech Philharmonic, in Prague, has today announced the appointment of 26-year-old Czech violinist Olga Šroubková as its new Concertmaster.
A graduate of the Prague Conservatory and the Hannover University of Music, Olga is a former major prize winner at the Kloster Schöntal, Lipizer, Michael Hill and Shanghai Isaac Stern and Prague Spring International Violin Competitions.
OLGA SROUBKOVA | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | MICHAEL STERN & SHANGHAI SYMPHONY | 2018 SHANGHAI ISAAC STERN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 2ND PRIZE
She will share the role with violinists Jiří Vodička and Jan Mráček.
It was announced in July of this year, that VC Artist Josef Spacek, who also currently serves one of the orchestra's 1st Concertmaster positions, will step down at the conclusion of the current season.
Olga is the first woman in history to be appointed to the orchestra’s leadership role.