Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Based in the historic city of Bratislava, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1929 as the first professional music ensemble to fulfill the needs of radio broadcasting in Slovakia. The orchestra was first conducted by the Prague conductor Frantisek Dyk and in the course of the past sixty years of its existence has worked under the batons of several prominent Czech and Slovak conductors. Ondrej LenĂ¡rd was appointed its principal conductor in 1977 and numerous successful performances of the orchestra abroad are connected with his name. When Robert Stankovsky took over the orchestra in 1993, regular concert performances at the home stage and abroad followed, and many important recordings for the radio and foreign companies have been made. In addition, the orchestra has given a number of well-received tours in European countries as well as in Japan and Hong Kong.