Vítězslav Podrazil graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he studied conducting in the class of Václav Neumann. During his studies he worked as an assistant conductor for the Opera House of the Prague National Theater under Zdeněk Košler, leader of the opera ensemble. From 1987 to 1990 he conducted for the Pilsen Opera.
Chamber Music Leader
In 1993 Vítězslav Podrazil founded the ORCHESTRA ATLANTIS and the chamber ensemble ATLANTIS COLLEGIUM, which consists of selected members and soloists of Orchestra Atlantis. With this orchestra and chamber ensemble Mr Podrazil took part in the International Music Festival “The Old Testament in the Arts”, in 1995. One year later he participated in the International Music Festival “Musica Iudaica”. In 1998 the Orchestra Atlantis performed with the distinguished Tel Aviv Chamber Choir.
Both ensembles are largely comprised of musicians who pay systematic attention to chamber and solo music. In addition to the standard repertoire the Orchestra Atlantis and the Atlantis Collegium have been concerned with presenting less-known compositions of great composers with an emphasis on sacred music, and with introducing works by contemporary composers.