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Eliška Hašková Coolidge

Born in the Czech Republic, lived in exile during communism. Special Assistant to five US Presidents. Created and managed the Office of Presidential Messages in the USA. In 2003 honored as “An Outstanding Czech Woman in the World”. Co-founder, Member and Honorary Member of many important cultural, ethical, business committees and Institutions of Czech-American relations.

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Peter Dvorský

Born in Slovakia. World class opera singer (in 1980´s and 1990´ sang at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, Viennese State Opera, Bolshoi Theatre, Verona). Director of Slovak Cultural Centre in Rome, Italy, Music Teacher.

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 Jiří Vejvoda

Originally a translator and later a publicist, writer and moderator became well known mainly thanks to moderating of Conversations from Lány with President Václav Havel. In the 90’s he became director of the International Television Festival Golden Prague, he was also editor of Radio Weekly magazine, and between 2004–2010 he served as director of Czech Radio 2 Prague. He is also well known as a moderator of significant concerts of Czech stars and other festive events. Since 2014 he is a Deputy Chairman and Spokesman of the Czech Radio Council.

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Adam Plachetka

One of the most interesting world-known singer of his generation. In 2005 he debuted at the National Theatre in Prague, since September 2010 he is a permanent member of the ensemble of Wiener Staatsoper. His performances are given on the most prestigious stages of the world – in Salzburg, Vienna, Milan, London, Munich, Berlin, Chicago, Seoul, and many others. In February 2015 he debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

 

Jakub Hrůša

Born in the Czech Republic and described by Gramophone as ‘on the verge of greatness’, Jakub Hrůša is Chief Conductor of Bamberg Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Permanent Guest Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and served as Music Director and Chief Conductor of PKF – Prague Philharmonia from 2009-2015. He is currently President of the International Martinů Circle. In 2015 he was the inaugural recipient of the Sir Charles Mackerras Prize.