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Maestro Norbert Baxa

• Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Orchestra Theatre J.K.Tyl in Plzen

• International Guest Professor at the University of Fine Arts in Zürich

• Professor at the Music Academy of Art in Prague

• Conductor with the National Opera and Ballet Theatre Prague

• Guest Conductor at the Staatstheater Cottbus (Germany)

• Guest Professor with the Opera Ensemble of the University of British Columbia in co-operation with the UBC Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra (since 2003)

• Conductor with the Prague Chamber Opera Ensemble and Czech Opera Prague (since 2002)

• Conductor at the Theatre F.X.Šaldy Liberec (since 1998)

• Conductor in the Chamber Opera Prague and the F.X.Šalda Theater in Liberec (1989)

  .Norbert Baxa

Norbert Baxa, graduated with honours from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 1998 after studying conducting under the instruction of professor František Vajnar.

During his studies Norbert Baxa took part in the international Bartok Courses in Szombathely, Hungary and in 1994, he won a scholarship in Murzzüschlag (Austria).

In 1996, with cooperation with other young artists, he established a chamber ensemble called “Club 20”, which focussed primarily on twentieth century music. In cooperation with the “Alfred ve Dvoře” theatre, the group regularly performed Igor Stravinsky’s, “A soldier’s Tale” in Prague, Brno and Vienna.

In 1998 Norbert Baxa received the position of conductor of the North Bohemian opera and ballet in Usti nad Labem and was promoted to the head of the opera division for the 1999 season. At the age of 24, he was the youngest ever to be appointed the head of an opera company, in the history of the Czech Republic.

Since 2002 Norbert Baxa has closely worked with the Prague Chamber Opera Ensemble and Czech Opera Prague with which he has travelled and performed internationally many works including G.F. Händel “Xerxes” and R.Wagner “Der fliegende Holländer”.

Since 2003 Norbert Baxa has been working with the Opera Ensemble of the University of British Columbia in co-operation with the UBC Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. During this period he performed in Vancouver many works including B. Smetana “The Bartered Bride”, A. Dvořák “Rusalka”, P.I. Tchaikovsky “Onegin”, W.A.Mozart “Cosi fan tutte” and J. Massenet “Manon”.

As the guest conductor, he has been conducting in the National Theatre Prague, in the Theatre F.X.Šaldy Liberec, in the Staatstheater Cottbus (Germany). He regularly works with the North Czech Symphony orchestra with which he gives a lot of concerts on tours mostly in Germany. He has been also working with the Symphony Orchestra in Kuopio (Finland) and the Symphony Orchestra Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany).

In 2007, in cooperation with the prestigious universities, Norbert Baxa established the European music academy in Teplice, which creates the program of international workshops for young conductors and opera singers.

Norbert Baxa is currently international guest professor at the University of Fine Arts in Zürich and at the Music Academy of Art in Prague.

Since the season 2015/2016 Norbert Baxa was appointed to the position Chief Conductor of the Orchestra Theatre J.K.Tyl in Plzen.