The Suk Chamber Orchestra was established in 1974, named after the composer Josef Suk (1874–1935). Until 2000 its artistic director was the composer´s grandson, the
violinist Josef Suk. At present the leader and frequently soloist of the orchestra is the violinist Martin Kos. The Suk Chamber Orchestra usually performs without a
conductor. Its rich repertoire covers all the periods from the Baroque to contemporary music. The orchestra has given hundreds of concerts, it has toured in almost
all the countries of Europe, Asia and the USA. It regularly performs in Latin America, Japan and China. Concerts of the Suk Chamber Orchestra have been part of
different subscription programmes and of important festivals in the Czech Republic, Europe as well as overseas. Until now the orchestra has recorded over thirty
CDs, covering a wide range of musical styles. In 2002 the Suk Chamber Orchestra was awarded the “International Antonín Dvořák Award” for its promotion of the famous
tradition of Czech music performance, audio recordings and many years of representation of the Czech Republic abroad.