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Ondrej Lenard


An able conductor whose name might otherwise have meant small in the Western, Ondrej Lenárd has gained money through some recordings released for the Marco Polo and Naxos brands, including several CDs specialized in the music of Johann Strauss II. He also led a documenting of Havergal Brian’s substantial Gothic Symphony, enabling the public to know the task for the very first time. Ultimately, he found conduct abroad, earning particular favour in Vienna and china and taiwan. While still students on the Academy of Great Arts in Bratislava, Lenárd was involved as chorus professional for the Bratislava Opera Chorus. For his graduation concert on the Academy, he made an appearance prior to the Slovak Philharmonic, starting an extended association with this outfit. In 1964, Lenárd was appointed public chorus master from the Slovak Country wide Theater. Five years afterwards, he was involved as primary conductor of Bratislava’s Czechoslovak Radio Symphony. With this orchestra, he toured and documented extensively within a relationship which was to withstand for decades. Effective appearances in china and taiwan resulted in his appointment simply because standing visitor conductor of Tokyo’s Japan Shinsei Symphony Orchestra in 1978. In 1984, another renowned appointment positioned Lenárd in the positioning of primary conductor from the Slovak Country wide Theater in Bratislava; in the brand new millennium, he was produced general manager from the opera business. During his a long time there, he offers overseen the professions of such star-quality performers as tenor Peter Dvorský, bass Sergej Kopcák, and dramatic soprano Eva Urbanová. Somewhere else, he forged a confident relationship using the Vienna Staatsoper, Naples’ Teatro San Carlo, as well as the Houston Grand Opera. Visitor appearances in lots of Western centers, in Brazil, Canada, and other areas of america, added to the conductor’s developing status for mastery of his assets within the opera home and on the concert stage. Provided the name of primary conductor from the Slovak Philharmonic in 1991, Lenárd provides led the orchestra both in membership concerts and in event performances. One of the second option were acclaimed shows of Verdi’s Manzoni Requiem in the 1993 Smetanova Litomyšl Event. In 1995, Smetana’s Vltava was hailed as exceptional and, in 1999, Lenárd received particular commendation for any overall performance of Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher.

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Full Name Ondrej Lenárd
Nationality Slovak
Awards Crystal Wing Award for Music
Music Groups Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Albums Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf - Britten: Young Person"s Guide To Orchestra - Saint-Saens: Carnival, Nutcracker (Highlights), Lachian Dances / Taras Bulba / Sinfonietta (Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Ondrej Lenárd), Swan Lake (Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Ondrej Lenárd), Sheherazade / Le coq d'or / Sadko (Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Ondrej Lenárd), Most Famous Waltzes, Battle Music, Symphony no. 4 / Fatum, Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty / Glazunov: The Seasons, Moyzes: Gemer Dances / Down the River Vah, Piano Concerto No. 1 / The Tempest / Eugene Onegin: Polonaise • Waltz, Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Part I, Manfred Symphony / The Voyevode (CSR Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Ondrej Lenard), Bizet's Dream (Soundtrack), Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony - The Voyevode, Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker / Glazunov: Les Sylphides, Symphony No.6 'Pathétique'. Francesca da Rimini, Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Part II, Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 - Fate (Reconstructed by R. R. Shoring), Rossini's Ghost, Bach's Fight For Freedom, Glazunov: Seasons / Scenes De Ballet, Symphony No. 1 "Gothic" (Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony, Bratislava & Slovak Philharmonic feat. conductor: Ondrej Lenard), Carnival of the Animals (Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, feat. conductor: Ondrej Lenárd, narrator: Johnny Morris), Italian Festival, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue / Gershwin: Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra / Ravel: Bolero / Ravel: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Major / Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra, Peter and the Wolf / The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Carnival of the Animals, Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade - Sadko - Le Coq D'Or (Excerpts), Invitation to the Dance, Most Famous Waltzes, Polkas & Marches, Lalo: Symphonie espagnole - Saint-Saens: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso - Chausson: Poeme for Violin & Orchestra - Ravel: Tzigane, Strauss Festival: Famous Waltzes, Polkas and Marches, Volume 2, Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" - Slavonic Dances Nos. 9, 10, 15 and 16, Symphony no. 6 "Pathétique" / Eugen Onegin Polonaise (Act III), Most Famous Waltzes, Polkas and Marches, French Festival: Clair de Lune / Gymnopedie No. 1 / Berceuse From 'Jocelyn' / Pavane / Sicilienne / Marche Joyeuse / Danse Macabre / and others

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Ordinary World 2016/I performer: "Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Act II No.14 Pas de deux"
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 performer: "Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314" - as Ondrej Lenárd
La queue 2014 Short performer: "La belle au bois dormant - Valse" - as O. Lenard
The Curse of the Gothic Symphony 2011 Documentary performer: "Symphony No. 1: 'The Gothic'"
Nodame Kantâbire: Saishuu-gakushou - Kouhen 2010 performer: "Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77"
State of Play 2009 performer: "Peter and the Wolf"
A Corte do Norte 2008 "Frühlingsstimmen"
In memoria di me 2007 performer: "Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 - Andantino semplice, prestissimo"
Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky 2001 performer: "Invitation to the Dance"
Pitch People 1999 Documentary performer: "Waltz of the Snowflakes"
Sour Grapes 1998 performer: "Grandfather", "The Hunters Approach with Their Guns"
The Soul Sings 1997 TV Movie performer: "Nessun dorma", "Questa o quella", "Intermezzo"

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Degrassi: The Next Generation 2003 TV Series conductor - 1 episode

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