Music Director

Jan Pellant has conducted the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Talich Chamber Orchestra, Pavel Haas Chamber Orchestra, Vidin Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Bethel Park Orchestra as well as orchestras in Thailand, Japan and the United States.  He has led performances with the Pilsen Opera and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, and in 2007, he led the Prague Karlin Theater Orchestra on an eleven-city tour of Romania.  The following year, he led the Berlin Newklassiker Symphony Orchestra on a New Year’s concert tour of China, and the Czech Youth Symphony Orchestra on a tour of France, performing Antonin Dvorak’s Stabat Mater.

A native of the Czech Republic, Jan Pellant studied at the Prague Academy of the Performing Arts, and he holds degrees from the Prague Conservatory and Carnegie Mellon University.  He has served on the faculty of the International Conservatory in Prague as conducting instructor and is the Artistic Director of the Pellant Collegium Orchestra and of Summer Music Nights at the Bohemian Forest. He is currently a teaching assistant in the conducting studio of John Nardolillo at the University of Kentucky School of Music.