Since the 2009/2010 season Austrian conductor Aleksandar Marković has served as music director and principal conductor of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, a post that he was offered immediately after his first appearance in November 2008. His previous experience as chief conductor began at Tyrolean Opera House (Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck), which led in 2005-2008. He studied conducting at the Vienna Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst under Leopold Hager. He graduated with honors from courses with the renowned Gianluigi Gelmetti and Lothar Zagrosek at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. He also holds a fellowship at the world-famous Herbert von Karajan Foundation in Berlin. His international career began with his victory at the prestigious international Grzegorz Fitelberg Conducting Competition in Katowice, Poland in 2003. Since then he has conducted many of Europe's finest orchestras, most recently Nürnberger and Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Chamber Orchestra Spirit of Europe, Croatian Radio Zagreb Orchestra; and previously the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutsche Symphonieorchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, Vienna Chamber Orchestra (Wiener KammerOrchester), Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Belgrade Radio Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic, Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the National Theatre in Prague.
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