Petr Pololáník

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Petr Pololáník
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Petr Pololáník
Background information
Born (1973-04-24) April 24, 1973 (age 44)
Origin Czech Republic Brno, Czech republic
Genres Symphonic music
Occupation(s) Conductor, Orchestrator, Music Producer
Instruments Violin, Piano, Keyboard
Years active 1991 – present
Website Official website

Petr Pololáník is a Czech conductor, orchestrator and music producer.[1] His father Zdeněk Pololáník belongs to foremost Czech composers.

Petr studied both violin, piano and conducting; in 1996, he earned his Master of Arts in conducting at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno.

Since 1996, Petr has been teaching at the Church Conservatory in Kroměříž, the Film School in Zlín and at the International Conductors Workshops in Kroměříž. In 2001, he became the Executive and Artistic Director of the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, one of the oldest symphony orchestras in Europe.

As a conductor, he has cooperated with leading orchestras, choirs and opera houses in Czech and abroad, and made several dozens of concert appearances and recordings for film, TV, radio, world known soloists and groups, production companies as well as sample libraries.[2]

He is the founder and President of Capellen Music Production and conductor & orchestrator of the industry renowned Capellen Orchestra & Choir.

Discography[edit]

  • Janacek: Works for Strings (1996); conductor
  • Bohuslav Martinu: Cello Concertos (1999); conductor
  • Gary Garritan: Qualities (2000); conductor, orchestrator
  • Andrew B. Waggoner: Legacy (2001); conductor
  • Beijing Rocks (2001); conductor, orchestrator
  • Becoming Sammi (2002); conductor
  • Womyn’s Work (2003); conductor
  • Star Runner (2003); conductor, orchestrator
  • Gary Daverne: Gallipoli (2004); conductor
  • The Dark Secret (2004); conductor, orchestrator
  • Symphony of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret (2004); conductor, orchestrator
  • Erden Bilgen Plays Gallipoli (2004); conductor
  • Eberhard Boettcher: Per Orchestra (2005); conductor
  • Timothy J. Brown: Infinity (2005); conductor
  • Nobles (2005); composer, arranger
  • Triumph or Agony (2006); conductor, orchestrator
  • Becoming Sammi + My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (2006); conductor
  • Sons of Odin (2006); conductor, orchestrator
  • Michal David: Love Songs (2006); arranger, music producer
  • Dynasty (2007); conductor, orchestrator
  • Angelique (2007); arranger, music producer
  • Completely yours...Sammi (2006); conductor
  • Florencio Asenjo: Angels Dancing On A Pin (2007); score supervisor, sound editor
  • Legend (2008); conductor, orchestrator
  • Storm Rider Clash of the Evils (2008); conductor, orchestrator
  • The Devil Wears Nada (2009); conductor, orchestrator
  • Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2009); conductor, orchestrator
  • Power of Darkness (2010); conductor, orchestrator
  • Invincible (2010); conductor, orchestrator
  • Echoes of the Rainbow (2010); conductor, orchestrator
  • The Stool Pigeon (film) (2010); conductor, orchestrator
  • Vendetta (2011); conductor, orchestrator
  • The Human Experience (2011); conductor, orchestrator
  • Illusions (2011); conductor, orchestrator
  • Nero (2011); conductor, orchestrator
  • White Vengeance (2011); conductor, orchestrator
  • Two Steps From Heaven (2012);[3] conductor, orchestrator
  • Elysium (2012); conductor, orchestrator
  • Archangel (2012); conductor, orchestrator
  • SkyWorld (2012); conductor, orchestrator
  • Awakenings (2012); conductor, orchestrator
  • Gitano (2012); conductor

Filmography[edit]

Tour performances[edit]

  • Meeting of Two Worlds (2002); arranger, conductor
  • Meeting of Two Worlds II. (2004); arranger, conductor
  • Demons, Dragons And Warriors Tour (2005); conductor
  • Demons, Dragons And Warriors World Tour (2007); conductor
  • Music from the Silver Screen (2009–10); arranger, conductor
  • Elysium - The Xmas Fantasy (2012); arranger, conductor, producer
  • Two Steps From Hell in Concert Live (2013); orchestrator, conductor

Other projects[edit]

  • The Great Theatre of the World (theatre production; 1995); composer, music producer
  • Misantrop (theatre production; 1997); composer
  • Crime and Punishment (theatre production; 1997); arranger; music producer
  • The Eagle with Two Heads (theatre production; 1998); arranger; music producer
  • The Goaty Sing (theatre production; 1998); arranger; music producer
  • Passion Games (theatre production; 2000); arranger; music producer
  • The Merchant of Venice (theatre production; 2000); arranger; music producer
  • Garritan Personal Orchestra (sample library; 2003-); recording producer
  • SimCity 4: Rush Hour (computer game, 2004); conductor
  • Garritan World Instruments (sample library; 2010); recording producer
  • Tutti (orchestral FX library; 2011); conductor, consultant, contractor
  • Vivace (orchestral FX library; 2011); conductor, consultant, contractor
  • Garritan Classic Pipe Organs (sample library; 2012); consultant, recording producer
  • DaCapo (sample library; 2012); conductor, consultant, contractor
  • Tiara Concerto (online game, 2012); conductor, orchestrator
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (computer game, 2012); conductor, orchestrator
  • Company Of Heroes 2 (computer game, 2012); conductor, orchestrator
  • Minimal (sample library; 2013); conductor, consultant, contractor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who Is Who Who is Who Verlag für Personenenzyklopädien AG, 2008
  2. ^ Interview with Petr Pololáník in Electronic Musician
  3. ^ "Two Steps From Heaven news". Two Steps from Hell. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 

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