About Us

  • The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonics (FBM) is a professional eighty-member symphony orchestra.
  • Its home scene is the Zlín Congress Center with a capacity of 761 seats.
  • The Philharmonic Orchestra repertoire includes not only great symphonic works, but also compositions extending beyond classical music such as chanson, jazz, rock, pop and film music.
  • The FBM teams up with many prominent Czech conductors such as Jakub Hrůša, Tomáš Netopil, Tomáš Hanus and others.
  • The current Chief Conductor of the Orchestra is Tomáš Brauner and the Guest Conductor is Leoš Svárovský.
  • It takes in almost 100 concerts a year and up to 6 regular subscription series.
  • FBM arranges for its listeners on its home scene as well as extraordinary concerts with leading artists (Montserrat Caballé, Angela Gheorghiu, Sergei Krylov, Jennifer Larmore, Mischa Maisky, Olga Peretyatko, Fazil Say, Rolando Villazón, Pretty Yende, and others).
  • The Philharmonic Orchestra organizes more than 30 music-educational concerts for children and students a year.
  • The FBM performs almost all over Europe and also in the world.
  • Abroad it represents especially Czech culture and Czech music (Dvořák, Janáček, Martinů, Smetana, Suk).
  • It performs in many important Czech festivals (Prague Spring, Smetana's Litomyšl, Janáček's May, International Music Festival Český Krumlov, Špilberk Brno and others).
  • It cooperates with television and radio stations and major music publishers such as Vienna Modern Masters, Bayer Record, NAXOS or Albany Records regularly.