PhDr. Ilja Šmíd

born on 14 February 1952



1967 – 1970               Grammar School, Pilsen
1970 – 1971               The Electro technical School, postgraduate study program: “Programming and operation of calculating machines”, Pilsen
1971 – 1975               Faculty of Education, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Major in: Czech Language and Musical Education   
1977 – 1983               Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Major in: Musicology
1986                             Examen Rigorosum leading to PhDr. degree in Musical Science and History  


Work experience:

1975 – 1976               Military Service, The Vít Nejedlý´s Army Artistic Ensemble, a vocalist and the Deputy choirmaster
1976 – 1982               Military Artistic Ensemble Tábor, the Choirmaster and the Head of the Folk Group
1982 – 1990               The Vít Nejedlý´s Army Artistic Ensemble, The Head of Art Department
1990 – 1992               Elementary School in Grafická Street, Prague, Teacher   
1992                             Institute of Ethnography and Folklore Studies of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prague, Expert
1992 – 1993               Lunarion, Publishing House, Chief Editor
1993 – 2000               Clarton, s.r.o., Publishing House, Co-owner and Director
1994 – 1995               Army Artistic Ensemble, Dramaturge of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
1995 – 2006               The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, o.p.s., Director
2006 – 2012               The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Director
2013 – 2014               The JK Tyl Theatre Pilsen, Opera Director
2013 – 2014               Czech Radio Prague, Dramaturge of the Center of Ensembles, Competitions and Presentations
2014 – present          The University of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Arts management - Assistant Professor
2014 – present          Czech Radio Vltava (cultural station), External Co-worker


Selection of creative activities:

  • Scenarios and compering of musical educational programs for children and youth (1998-2013)
  • Dramaturgy and management of concerts within AuraMusica, s.r.o.
  • Long-term cooperation with Czech Radio Prague and Czech Television (CT)
  • Production of music recordings
  • Production of musical events (including 3 years of the Prague Music Festival)
  • Music reviewer and publicist, cooperation with Prague Spring


Language knowledge:

English, German, Russian


Personal interests:

  • Sport (actively tennis, cycling, hiking, volleyball)
  • Viola, partly guitar and piano playing