The Czech Philharmonic’s new concertmaster is 26

The Czech Philharmonic’s new concertmaster is 26


norman lebrecht

September 26, 2019

Meet Olga Sroubkova. She won the audition for concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and confirmed it last night on television.

She is their first woman in the hot seat and one of the youngest in any major orchestra.

Olga, who is from Prague, studied at the Hannover Hochschule für Musik, graduating last year.




  • batonbaton says:

    Great news, I wish her success and look forward to hearing her with the orchestra very soon. Beauty of tone and looks never hurts, she has the musicality too.

  • Axl says:

    Congrats to Olga!
    But whose she will succeed? There is currently listed Josef Špaček, Jiří Vodička and Jan Mráček as Concertmasters.

  • Harry Collier says:

    Despite all the gloom and doom about young people and classical music; modern orchestras, string quartets and soloists are FULL of young people. Since the early 1950s when I attended my first concert (Bach’s Mass in B Minor) pundits have been saying “Where are the young people?”) In 1953, I think I was the sole person under the age of 60 in the audience. It is probably the same today.l