The idea of the Czech Technical University (CTU) having its own academic orchestra was put forward by its vice-rector Prof. Vejrazka, who was inspired by a concert performed by the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2006 as part of the Czech Technical University 300th Anniversary celebrations.
Jan Sramek was approached not only to conduct the orchestra, but also to develop this musical body representing the university. Soon after, a small string ensemble and a flute section were established. The flute section also performs as an independent body.
Our aim is to develop a vibrant symphonic group with the potential for continuous development. In order to make our concerts enjoyable and interesting for the audience and also for the orchestra members, we frequently cooperate with established and renowned soloists and musicians from the Czech music scene.
The orchestra is permanently based at the Bethlehem Chapel in Prague, where its regular concerts are held. The orchestra also receives invitations to perform outside the university. It performed in the Senate of the Czech Republic in autumn 2008, and at the Spanish Hall in Prague Castle in September 2009.