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• Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra

• Principal Conductor with Philharmonie Sudwestfalen

• Honorary Principal Conductor with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra ( he has led since 1997)

• Resident Conductor with the Texas Round Top Festival Institute (since 2005)

• Docent Conducting faculty in the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (since 2009)

• Principal Conductor of the Colorado ‘Crested Butte’ Festival (2008)

• Artistic Director of the Inter-Regionales Symfonie Orchester in Germany (2008)

• Chief Conductor of the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava (2001-2004)

• Associate Conductor with the Brno Philharmonic (1995-97)

• Associate Conductor with Karlsbad Symphony Orchestra (1993-95)


Charles Olivieri-Munroe's hold on public imagination stems from a combination of talent and charisma. He is increasingly recognized in the international press for his innovative programming, interpretation of Slavic repertoire and his passion for purity of orchestral sound. His career takes him across five continents, appearing with many of the world’s finest orchestras which has included the Israel Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Deutches Symphonie-Orchester, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Danish Radio Symphony, Budapest Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Royal Brussels Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and those of New York, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Athens, Istanbul, Lisbon, Tokyo, Seoul and Santiago.

In the opera house, Charles Olivieri-Munroe has appeared at the Berlin Komische Oper conducting Verdi’s Falstaff, in Milan conducting Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Lago di Como Festival conducting Aida and at Il Teatro Fenice in Venice. In Amsterdam he presented the Netherlands National Ballet in a crossover production entitled Body and Voice. He has also appeared at the Prague National Opera and the Prague State Opera. In 2010 he was named Music Director at the Warsaw Chamber Opera conducting a new production of Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress. In February 2014 he led the Dvorak National Theater in a critically acclaimed new production of Schumann’s Genoveva.

Charles Olivieri-Munroe grew up in Toronto where he studied the piano with the eminent pedagogue, Boris Berlin, at the Royal Conservatory of Music and at the University of Toronto. Following his graduation in 1992 he won three Ontario scholarships to study conducting with Otakar Trhlik at the Janacek Academy of Music in Brno, Czechoslovakia. He was also a student of Jiri Belohlavek and spent two summers (1995/96) at L’Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena studying with Ilja Musin and Yuri Temirkanov. In 1997 Charles Olivieri-Munroe was a recipient of the $20,000 career grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. His international career was launched by a series of triumphs in international competitions culminating with him winning First Prize in the 2000 ‘Prague Spring International Music Festival’ Conducting Competition in which he also won the prizes offered by Supraphon Records, City of Prague and by Czech Radio.

Today, Charles Olivieri-Munroe is a key personality with the major musical institutions in Prague including the Prague Academy of Music’s conducting faculty where he was named Docent in 2011. His recordings for SONY, RCA Red Seal, NAXOS, SMS Classical, and Naïve Records can be heard on many of the major international classical radio stations.

The 2013/14 season saw Charles Olivieri-Munroe lead the North Czech Philharmonic in the Toyota Classics annual tour of south east Asia including a first time performance of a European orchestra in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh. He also retured to conduct the Munich Symphony Orchestra, and principal orchestras of Athens, Baden Baden, Bucharest as well as two visits to Switzerland, once with the Biel Symphony Orchestra and subsequently on tour with Sinfonia Varsovia performing in the Murten-Classics summer festival.

Charles Olivieri-Munroe is the recent winner of the Brand Personality Award by the Asia Pacific Brand Foundation for his achievements in conducting and music. Previous laureates have included Hillary Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Michael Schumacher and Mark Zuckerberg.

July 2014