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Jiri Kout

  • Conductor

About

Jiri Kout: Presently Music Director of the St Gallen Theater as well as Chief conductor of the St Gallen Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Kout was born in Prague where he studied violin and organ at the Conservatory, then conducting at the Music Academy. After a first engagement with the Pilsen Opera and first prize at the Besançon and Brussels conducting competitions in 1965 and 1969 respectively, he was named Conductor of the National Czech Theatre. He now regularly leads concerts of the Czech Philharmonic, the Prague Philharmonic and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Prague.