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Chuhei Iwasaki conductor, composer has been attracting attention for his ability to lead symphonic, operatic and choral repertoires with poise, positioning himself as one of the most versatile young conductors.

He was appointed as the new chief conductor of the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic, an orchestra with an almost 100 year of musical tradition from the season 2021/2022.  

In recent seasons Chuhei Iwasaki has collaborated with orchestras such as: the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, PKF-Prague Philharmonia, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic, Brno Philharmonic, Slovak State Philharmonic Kosice, Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra, Hyogo PAC Orchestra and others. Next season, he will make his debut with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Teplice, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Lodz and F.X.Šaldy Theatre in Liberec.

Active as both an orchestra and opera conductor, Chuhei Iwasaki has conducted W.  A.Mozart: Magic flute, Idomeneo, B. Smetana: Libuše, A .Dvořák: Rusalka , A. Glazunov: Ballet Manon, B. Britten: Opera ‘The little sweep’, C.M.v.Weber 'Der Freischütz' and  others. 

 Chuhei Iwasaki has appeared as a guest conductor at significant Czech festivals such as: the Prague Spring International Music Festival, Smetana´s Litomyšl, Smetana Days in Pilsen, and at the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival.
 

Chuhei Iwasaki was born in Tokyo. He studied violin at the Toho Gakuen High School of Music. He continued to study the violin, and composing and then conducting at the Prague Conservatory and at The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.