Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra

Formed 1929.

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra


The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (previously Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra) is a symphony orchestra based in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Founded in 1929 to serve Slovak Radio, the orchestra became particularly associated with the music of Slovak composers, notably Alexander Moyzes, Eugen Suchoň and Ján Cikker.

Chief conductors of the orchestra have included Krešimir Baranović, Ľudovít Rajter, Ladislav Slovák, Václav Jiráček, Otakar Trhlík, Bystrík Režucha, Ondrej Lenárd (1977–90), Róbert Stankovsky (1990–2001), Charles Olivieri-Munroe (2001–03), Oliver von Dohnanyi (2006–07), and Mario Kosik.

The orchestra has become well known abroad through its broadcasts and recordings, particularly for the Naxos Records label.

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