Milan Svoboda

Composer, conductor, band leader, jazz pianist

Milan Svoboda Quartet

March 8, 2018 21:00

Praha, U malého Glena

Milan Svoboda Big Band

February 25, 2018 21:30

Praha, Reduta Jazz Club

Milan Svoboda Piano Solo

Milan Svoboda - Jiří Bárta Duo

Milan Svoboda Sextet

Prague JJ Conservatory Jazz Orchestra

March 15, 2018 19:00

Praha, Reduta Jazz Club

Cimrman v říši hudby

March 18, 2018 19:00

Praha, Divadlo Járy Cimrmana

MS & Symphony orchestra

Milan Svoboda - Michal Gera Duo

Solo Piano




     In a solo jazz piano recital Milan Svoboda presents mostly his own compositions and improvisation. His style goes much beyond the jazz idiom. Svoboda gave solo recitals in the USA, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and other countries. A recording of his recital from the European Jazz Pianist Festival in Köln, Germany, was broadcasted in spring 1994 by the WDR German television company. V 1997 he presented his recital at the International Jazz Piano Festival at Prague's Rudolfinum Hall. His performance was released on an album entitled “Solo Piano Recital”. In autumn 2003 Svoboda's solo concert was featured within the classical series “World's Piano Works” produced by the FOK agency. A recording of this concert, again at the Rudolfinum Hall, was released on an album entitled “Merging”. In spring 2005 Milan Svoboda presented his solo recital to great acclaim at the Eurojazz Festival in Mexico City, in June 2007 in Beethoven Haus in Bonn, Germany, at the "Jazz am Rhein" festival, in November 2014 in Madrid Jazz Festival in Spain and in February 2016 in Prague Rudolfinum - Dvorak Hall.
     Milan Svoboda also performs in a DUO with trumpet player Michal Gera. Together they have been giving occasional concerts since 1982. They played at festivals in The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Poland. The Duo plays exclusively compositions by Svoboda and Gera. The two men, having very similar musical roots and sharing a similar musical vision, complement each other remarkably well. Their joint creativity is captured on the CD entitled “Duo” from 1991. In spring 2007 Milan Svoboda and Michal Gera Duo performed at the Eurojazz Festival in Mexico City (see video).
      As a pianist, Milan Svoboda cooperates with various ensembles and soloists both in the jazz and classical genre. He played for example with Luboš Andršt (g), Jiří Stivín (as), Karel Růžička (p) and many other Czech jazz musicians. Twice he lead the international Workshop Band at the Leverkusen Jazz Days Festival. He performed with the violinist Pavel Šporcl, with whom he recorded a CD with the music of Astor Piazzola. Svoboda further performs in a duo setting with cellist Jiří Bárta (Kuwait, Spain), besides playing with the Virtuosi di Praga Orchestra, Talich Chambre Orchestra and the Moravian and North Czech Philharmonic Orchestras. In 2009 Svoboda performed the solo piano part in Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" together with the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra and with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra. Lately he has been presenting his adaptations of The Beatles' songs for symphony orchestra and solo piano with various chamber ensembles and playing the solo part in his own double concert for violin, piano and chamber orchestra entitled "Concerto Grosso".





Latest CD:

Milan Svoboda solo piano
(CD Radioservis 2004 - CRO287-2-531)

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Milan Svoboda & Moravian Philharmonic
(CD Double MS 2010 - 012010)

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Milan Svoboda solo piano
(CD Radioservis 2004 - CRO287-2-531)

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Milan Svoboda, Orchestral Works
(CD Lotos 2002 - LT 0110-2 331)

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Milan Svoboda
(CD PJ Music 1997 - PJ0013-2)

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DUO with Michal Gera:




DUO with Jiří Bárta:


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                                Prague, Rudolfinum Hall                                                                                                       Germany, Köln


                                                                                                           Mexico City




George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - Milan Svoboda & Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra:



Hommage aux Beatles - Milan Svoboda & Les Sirėnes String Quartet



          Fool On The Hill                                                                                                                    Obladi Oblada



Austria, Bad Goisern, 29.6.2017 (Solo & Big Band)

Praha, NOD, Koncert s Pražskou komorní filharmonií, 9.5.2017

Havlíčkův Brod, Stamicovy slavnosti, 21.4.2017 (Trio Svoboda, Krampl, Reindl)

Jihlava, Mahler Festival, 13.6.2016 (solo & trio)

Germany, Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, M.Svoboda: Concerto grosso, 24.5.2016

Pardubice, sólový koncert s Komorní filharmonií Pardubice, 21.4.2016

Praha, Cafe Campus, Duo Svoboda & Gera, 8.3.2016

Praha, Rudolfinum, Solo Piano Recital, 6.2.2016

Praha, Rudolfinum, Pocta sv. Cecílii, 23.11.2015

Plzeň, festival Jazz bez hranic, 15.10.2015 (MS & Les Sirenes)

Germany Tour, March 2015 (MS piano & Les Sirenes String Quartet - Hommage aux Beatles)

Spain, Madrid Jazz Festival, 5.11.2014 (Solo Piano Recital)

Jazz Goes To Town Hradec Králové, 14.10.2013 (M.Svoboda & M.Gera Duo)

Praha, Novoměstská radnice, 25.4.2013 (Duo Gera - Svoboda)

Spain, Santiago de Compostela, Festival Semana Santa Igrexa da Universidade, 22.3.2013 (Duo Jiří Bárta & Milan Svoboda)

Italy, Cividale del Friuli, San Francesco, 21.7.2012, (MS piano & Gamavila String Quartet - Hommage aux Beatles)

Kuwait, 2.5.2011, Salmia Centr (Duo Jiří Bárta & Milan Svoboda)

Cimrman v říši hudby, 2.6. 2010

Jazz Goes To Town Hradec Králové, 17.10.2007

Germany, Sachsen, MS & Jugend Jazzorchester Sachsen, 30.8.-9.9.2007

Germany, Dresden, 17.3.2005 (Workshop big band & MSQ)

Praha, Rudolfinum, 26.11.2001 (autorský koncert u příležitosti 50. narozenin MS)

Praha, Divadlo ABC, Pěna dní - muzikál, 1994

USA, Boston, Berklee, 1984



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