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   The Chamber Orchestra of the Young was established at  the Basic School of Arts Chotěboř in 1990, the core of which had been composed of  Ms. Věra Fialová´s violine pupils.Ms. Fialová, too, is its conductor. The orchestra was officially named the KOM Chotěboř (the COY Chotěboř), having been a member of the YMCA in the Czech Republic since 1998.

   Currently, the orchestra has some twenty members. The ensemble´s average age is very low, thus the repertoire is selected with the due care so that even the youngest players can be involved. In spite of the fact that the structure of the orchestra is subject to yearly change with the violinists-beginners coming, the body still keeps its famed level. The fact itself can be proved by a number of successful performances not only in the region, but also in the more remote towns.

   The orchestra is the holder of some awards for both regional and all-nation competitions. In the framework of the radio competition of the Concerto Bohemia, the KOM had made for the Czech Radio a couple of recordings , due to which it took the third position in the competition. It was the concert in the  Valdstein Garden under the auspices of Mr. Petr Pithart, the Speaker of the Senate of the C.R., that became a great event for the orchestra. In the years 1996, 2003, and 2006, the orchestra gave their concerts in the Liverpool cathedral, Liverpool and Chester schools, in the church of St. Anne and in Christ Church during their one-week tours. When the partnership ensemble from Liverpool was paying visit to our country, our orchestra performed along with them in some towns, too: Havlíčkův Brod, Proseč, Želiv, Brno, Velehrad.

   Surely the greatest achievement ever has been the journey to the 15th year of the „ Great Spiritual Music“ festival in Rome, for which our orchestra had been chosen on the strength of their first CD recording. The Festival was held from Dec.18th, 2004 till Jan. 6th, 2005. The KOM performed on Dec. 28th, 2004 in the church of SS. Biagi e Carlo ai Catinari.

   In 2004, the orchestra made the CD called  „Christmas Tunes as Interpreted by the KOM Chotěboř“. Maestro Bohuslav Matoušek, a famous Czech violinist native to Havlíčkův Brod, became a godfather to the CD and patron of the orchestra. He and the F.X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec opera soloist Pavel Vančura (bass) performed jointly with the KOM Chotěboř on Nov. 23rd, 2005 at a special concert given in honor of  the15th anniversary of the foundation of this body and at the same time on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the teaching career of the orchestra founder, its conductor and art director, Ms. Věra Fialová. This concert gave rise to another „live“ recording, a DVD-CD set.



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