Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava

Featured Recording Opportunity Orchestra

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Our latest featured recording opportunity comes from a firmly established partner orchestra, the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava (JFO), in celebration of their 70th concert season (2023/’24).

PARMA has recorded and released over thirty-five albums and concerts with the JFO over several years of collaboration, and session openings with this experienced ensemble continue to be among our highest in-demand.

We now have openings this fall to record contemporary works with the JFO, for full orchestra and subset, with or without a soloist. Recordings will be produced by PARMA’s award-winning team for release on Navona Records in stereo and Dolby Atmos immersive audio (following Navona’s Immersive Audio Grammy win in 2022).

Submit your score for consideration and for a quote to record your music during these upcoming sessions.

Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava

Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava (JFO)

The Janáček Philharmonic is a world-class symphony orchestra based in Ostrava, Czech Republic and an emerging figure on the international performance scene. With over 100 top-level musicians, the orchestra aims to introduce unique, quality repertoire while showcasing their own recognizable sound.

What the press has had to say about PARMA’s ongoing work with the JFO:

“…lush, luxuriant sound, giving the music a handsomely polished air”

“The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra under Stanislav Vavřínek gives an excellent impression of perpetual motion.”

“The Prisma series continues with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra’s sublime contributions”

“…rather fine and entertaining … the performances are well rehearsed and well recorded … definitely worth exploring.”

“…flawless and compelling… 10/10”

“…a wonderful orchestra… excellent spacious sound…”

Past experiences of composers who have recorded with PARMA and the JFO:

“very impressed with how smoothly the process went, as well as the great attention to detail that was present throughout. The orchestra performed at a fantastic level, and we were both astounded by the efficiency of the session as a whole and would like to sincerely thank all involved”

Dinah Bianchi

“The Janáček Philharmonic recorded my piece with wonderful precision and expressiveness. As a former record producer, I also fully appreciated how professional the orchestra, conductor, and sound engineers were during the entire process. They were very attentive to my input as the composer.”

Erich Stem

“I think it was all fantastic! Jan was so on top of everything; he was not only attentive to any concerns or comments I had, but he also often already had the same thoughts I had and was in the process of addressing them before I mentioned it. The group sounded amazing and was responsive to all of our feedback.”

– Sarah WALLIN Huff

“Nothing but positive about the cooperation with the Janacek Philharmonic, soloist Eddy Vanoosthuyse, conductor Stanislav Vavrinek and the entire PARMA Recordings crew. It all went pretty smoothly and I’m very happy with the musical result!’”

Jan Van der Roost

“We had a very pleasant and fruitful recording session yesterday with Jan in charge in Ostrava … I did not miss one note of the session and we could finish relaxedly in time. Conductor and players gave their best to make my notes sound well and I am in high spirits with the result.”

Peter Greve

“I was very pleased with how the sessions went and were conducted. Jan made it really easy for me, and Karel, Stanislav, and the orchestra were just amazing! That concerto is one of the most difficult things that I have written, and everyone took it in stride very professionally and worked efficiently.”

Richard E Brown

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“Jan, the conductor and the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra were incredible. Again, thanks for giving me the chance to be a part of the PARMA artistic family.”

Andre’ E. Godsey, Sr.

Jan Järvlepp Concerto 2000

“The recording sessions went very well. … It was a beautiful collaboration – real teamwork towards a common goal. The Janacek Philharmonic and conductor Stanislaw Vavrinek didn’t treat my music like just another recording gig. They really sank their teeth into the music and brought it to life.“

Jan Järvlepp

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“Absolutely excellent recording session. Happy composer”

Scott Brickman

This recording opportunity is now closed.  Thank you for your submissions.