Alena Hron

Thanks to her musical enthusiasm, Alena Hron is winning favour with musicians not only at home in the Czech Republic, but also abroad. She has worked with most of the symphony orchestras in the Czech Republic (Prague Symphony Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Prague Philharmonia and South Bohemian Philharmonic among many others) and has received repeated invitations to many of them. Her debut at the Prague Spring International Festival 2023 was a great success. She has performed with the Janáček Philharmonic in Berlin and Paris and has also recorded a complete orchestral work by the Czech composer Vítězslava Kapralová. Together with Jakub Hrůša she conducted orchestral concerts at the Ševčík Academy in Horažďovice during August 2022 and 2023.

Her international collaborations include the Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestra of Constance, where she was invited on the basis of a masterclass with the Zurich conducting class, assistant to Kaspar Zehner in a new production of Rusalka in Metz, the Basel Collegium Musicum Orchestra and the Košice Philharmonic.

She is also making a name for herself in the theatre. In autumn 2023 she will present a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre. She collaborated on the staging of Puccini’s La Bohème at the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec and Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Silesian Theatre in Opava, where she also conducted a successful production of the musical Funny Girl in 2021. 

She was also a co-founder and until the end of the 2021/2022 season the artistic director of the chamber choir Punkt, which under her direction won several awards at prestigious international competitions, and which focuses on contemporary music. In the 2021/22 season she also collaborated with the Prague Philharmonic Choir.

In June 2024, Alena Hron will complete her second master’s degree at the prestigious Zurich University of the Arts in the class of Johannes Schlaefli and Christoph-Mathias Mueller, thanks to which she has conducted orchestras in Constance, Amiens, Göttingen and Thessaloniki. She previously studied conducting at the Prague Conservatory (Miriam Němcová, Hynek Farkač, Miroslav Košler), the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Tomáš Koutník, Leoš Svárovský, Zbyněk Müller) and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (Ole Kristian Ruud, Sigmund Thorp). 

She has also participated in conducting masterclasses under the direction of Vasily Petrenko, Christian Ehwald, Stefan Parkman and Greta Pedersen.