Charles Olivieri-Munroe graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music at the University of Toronto, where he majored in piano. Shortly upon graduation, he moved to Europe. He continued his studies in the Czech Republic where he rose to become the principal conductor of the North Czech Philharmonic and chief conductor of the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. A strong passion for Slavic culture and music was embedded in his heart and soul. Charles says his victory at the Prague Spring International Music Festival paved him the way to the world’s top orchestras and opera theatres. He worked as guest conductor with the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, directed the New York Orchestra and led a number of orchestras in Germany and many other countries.
Thanks to Charles Olivieri-Munroe, visitors to his recent concert were able to rediscover the music by Edward Elgar and Ottorino Respighi. Inspired by rarely performed compositions, Charles strikes a chord with the audience by ushering them into a world of superb music. The Moscow concert serves glaring proof of that.