Jan Sramek graduated from the Prague Conservatoire, focusing on the viola in Prof Jaroslav Ruis’s class. He studied conducting under Prof M. Klemens and later under A. Rosen.

In 1996, he began conducting the Musici de Praga, a well established orchestra with a long tradition. Since then, he has performed frequently in the Dvorak Hall at the Rudolfinum in Prague and at other concert halls in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Since 1998 he has been the chief conductor of SYRINX – Czech Chamber Philharmonie, whose members are mainly drawn from the Czech Philharmonic (CD – Vivaldi 6 concertos for flute and orchestra, op. 10, flute – Zofie Vokalkova, HLMRecords (the Netherlands) – this record received a special prize for interpretation at the Web Concert Hall awards in New York).

In 1988 and 1989, Jan Sramek led the viola section, studied, and was a sound engineer with the Nova Filarmonia Portuguesa orchestra in Lisbon.

In 2001, he received an award at the international Masterplayers Music and Conductors Competition in Lugano, Switzerland.

He is frequently invited to feature as a guest conductor with other orchestras in the Czech Republic and abroad (Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, North-Czech Philharmonic Teplice, Chamber Philharmonic Pardubice, Vogtland Philhamonie, etc).

In 2006, Jan Sramek performed at a festival in Hot Springs (Arkansas, USA), where he worked with an orchestra made up of young musicians. An opportunity to work with young musicians, including amateur, came to fruition in 2007, when the CTU Academic Orchestra was formed.

For a number of years, Jan Sramek has been cooperating with the Menuhin Music Live Now charity. Together with HLMRecords based in the Netherlands, he has been involved in a long-term project to create a CD compilation under the title  ‘Moment  musical’.

Sep 2011
BY Tomas Lapsansky