About the orchestra


This unique female string orchestra has built up a remarkable domestic and international reputation over the last thirty years. The musicians who, in 1964, comprised some of the most talented graduates of the Prague Concervatoire, began originally as a chamber ensemble at the Na Zabradli theatre and a new generation of players continues the musical distinction established by the ensemble at its inception.
The orchestra acquired its renown particularly thanks to prominent conducting personalities who defined its repertoire and interpretative ideas. In 1967 was the ensemble conducted by Jiri Belohlavek who firmly laid down its initial conception, he broadened its repertoire, at that time oriented towards the old Czech masters, to include Romantic and contemporary works. Conductors Vladimir Valek and Ivan Parik joined the orchestra in 1973.
A new era began for the orchestra in 1978 when Tomas Koutnik took over responsibility for repertoire, organization and artistic direction. It was this year that the orchestra began to stabilize, now incorporating members of top Prague symphonic orchestras.

The young conductor Leos Svarovsky began to work with the orchestra during 1980s. Puellarum Pragensins is one of the most sought-after chamber orchestras for its masterful ability to perform concertos with instrumental soloists (Zuzana Ruzickova-harpsichord, Vaclav Hudecek-violine, Lubomir Brabec-quitar among many others). The orchestra has taken part in a number of music festivals. It is frequently invited to record for Czech Television and Radio.
The fundamental change in organization of work was made during 1990s. Predominantly the orchestra plays without the conductor under artistic supervision of Miluse Kaudersova, but they co-opera with the conductors as well. Today the orchestra extend the range of repertoire an co-operation with your Czech and outland soloists (Zdena Kloubova-soprano, Pavel Sporcl-violine, Pavel Eret-violine).
The Orchestra has made quest appearance all over Europe (Denmark, Italy, France, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia and Japan. It was invited by the Thaii royal family to play special concert in Bangkok in 1998, played at the Athen festival in 2003, in the years 2000 – 2008 it went every year to Spain.
In 2011 the orchestra had a very successful tour in Germany and Poland with the world-famous clarinetist Giora Feidman and guest conductor Wolfgang Rögner. Based on this successful tour a new area of the orchestra started. There will be a recording with Giora Feidman in Prague, the orchestra will go on another tour to Germany and a tour in Israel will be negotiated.
20 succesfull concerts in Germany with Wolfgang Rögner took place with the famous violinist Valerij Oistrach during 2012. As well there is a tour of the orchestra in Taiwan being planned.