30th Annual Czech Conducting Workshop & Concert (July 24-31, 2021)

It's the 30th Anniversary!

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WHERE: Kroměříž, Czech Republic  - 170 miles (270km) east of Prague; 125 miles (200km) north of Vienna
WHEN: July 24-31, 2021
  • Kirk Trevor
  • Tomáš Netopil
ENSEMBLE: Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic (Zlin, CZ)

Established in 1945 as the Symphony Orchestra of Bata National Enterprise, the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra has worked with a number of distinguished conductors. The repertoire of the orchestra includes a wide range of symphonic works of different periods and a considerable number of contemporary compositions. Cooperation with radio and television stations, recording projects, and international tours have become a regular part of the orchestra’s work.


This 8-day/7-night intensive workshop features epic repertoire and outstanding faculty, It takes place in the charming UNESCO-preserved city of Kromeriz. The course includes:

  • Baton technique classes

  • Conducting exercises

  • Score previews

  • 100+ minutes of podium time

  • Video-recorded conducting sessions

  • Video reviews

  • Public concert

  • The best conducting workshop for the price – and it’s a lot of fun!

  • Rossini Barber of Seville Overture
  • Mozart Don Giovanni Overture
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 4
  • Smetana Bartered Bride Overture
  • Dvorak Symphony No. 9 ("New World")


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Internationally known conductor, recording artist, and educator Maestro Kirk Trevor is a regular guest conductor in the world’s most prestigious concert halls. He has been Music Director of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra since 1988, and the Missouri Symphony since 2000, and was Music Director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra from 1985 until 2003. In 2000 Maestro Trevor forged a new relationship with the famed Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava, recording American music for a consortium of independent record companies, and in 2006 Maestro Trevor began a new collaboration with Naxos Records. With 112 CD releases since 1997, this makes Kirk Trevor one of the world’s most recorded conductors in the 21st century. As a guest conductor Maestro Trevor has appeared with over 40 orchestras in twelve countries. Recent appearances have included the Orchestra Sinfonica Sao Paolo, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Estonian National Symphony, the Warsaw Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon, the Virginia Symphony, the Savannah Symphony, the Sofia Philharmonic, and the Bern Chamber Orchestra. In 2003 he made his London Symphony Orchestra debut, and in 2007 his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Chamber Orchestra.

Maestro Trevor has been widely recognized as one of the leading conducting teachers in the world. He has been Director of Orchestras at both the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and Ball State University, and has been a master teacher for the American Symphony Orchestra League as well as the Conductor’s Guild. In 1991 Maestro Trevor co-founded the International Workshop for Conductors (now International Conducting Institute) held in the Czech Republic each summer.



An inspirational force in Czech music, TOMÁŠ NETOPIL is Music Director of the Aalto Theatre and Philharmonie Essen, Artist in Residence of the Dvorak Festival Prague, and guest conductor of the world’s greatest orchestras including the Czech Philharmonic, Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Dresdner Staatskapelle, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, RSB Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra London, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI Torino, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo. Additionally, he has conducted productions at the Vienna State Opera, Vlaamse Opera, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Operá National de Paris, De Nederlandse Opera, Teatro La Fenice Venezia, Teatro Regio Torino, Salzburger Festspiele, and Zurich Opera,

Tomas Netopil has started to build a distinguished discography over the past years, including recordings for Supraphon such as Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass in its never-before-recorded original 1927 version, Dvorak’s complete cello works and Martinu’s Ariane and Double Concerto as well as Smetana’s Ma Vlast with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and Suk’s Asrael with Essener Philharmoniker.

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


​For his full bio click here.



  • Tuition: $3,090 (US) for active participants
  • Tuition: $590 (US) for auditors
  • Hotel/Pension (private room), including breakfast: $500 (for 7 nights)
  • Students may bring guests for an additional fee
  • Partial scholarship may be available to qualifying students who demonstrate a financial need. For further information, email info@iciworkshops.com


Hotels (called pensions), are equivalent of 3-star private hotels. All accommodations are walking distance from the rehearsal and classroom venues, and include breakfast.



We are planning workshops to take place in the summer of 2021. We are in communication with the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic administrations, as well as Maestri Kirk Trevor and Tomáš Netopil, and we will update you all as the situation develops.

Currently, we plan to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing. All students must show proof of vaccination to attend the workshop.

If we must cancel workshops due COVID-19, 100% of tuition fees will be returned. We urge students to book travel as late as possible and purchase travel insurance that covers cancellations due to the pandemic.

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Application fee is $50

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  • Application fee is non-refundable.
  • $200 security deposit due immediately upon acceptance.
  • Tuition must be paid in full by April 15.