The multiple award-winning conductor Theodore Kuchar is the most recorded conductor of his generation and appears on over 140 compact discs for the Naxos, Brilliant Classics, Ondine, Marco Polo, Toccata Classics and Centaur labels. He presently serves as the Principal Conductor of the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine and has served as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of two of Europe’s leading orchestras, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Czech Radio Orchestra) while also serving as the Principal Conductor of the Slovak Sinfonietta. He has collaborated with major artists indudingJames Galway, Jessye Norman, Lynn Harrell, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Sarah Chang, Mstislav Rostropovich, Joshua Bell, Joseph Calleja and Frederica von Stade, among others. In addition to his conducting activities, he has served as the Artistic Director of two of the world’s pre-eminent chamber music festivals, The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (1991-2007) and the Nevada Chamber Music Festival (2003-2018).
With the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, he recently completed a six-week, 40 concert United States Tour during the period January-February 2023, including sold-out performances in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.
Commencing with the 2023-24 season, Mr. Kuchar assumes the tide of Principal Conductor of the Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra of Lublin. He will also embark on his new role of Artistic Director of the Barrier Reef Orchestra.