STORY IN PHOTOS
Charles at 14. High school photo

Charles at 14. High school photo

St.Roberts Catholic High School 1984

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With Yuri Temirkanov in Verbrier.jpg

1999 Verbier Festival, Switzlerand

Fitelberg Conducting Competition

Fitelberg Conducting Competition

Laureate (3rd Prize) of the 1999 International Fitelberg Conducting Competition. From left to right: Massimiliano Caldi, Tomas Hanus, Stephen Ellery, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Tao Lin, Michal Nesterowicz

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After winning 3rd prize in Copenhagen at the Malko International Conducting Competition in 2001

With Maxim Vengerov in Monte Carlo

With Maxim Vengerov in Monte Carlo

On the invitation of Prince Ranier of Monaco, Charles conducted the North Czech Philharmonic in the Royal Opera House Monte-Carlo alongside Maxim Vengerov at the special event celebrating 50 years of the Weizmann Institute.

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Charles invited American saxophonist John Edward Kelly to perform with him in New York's Central Park in the 100th anniversary of the Naumburg Summer Concert Series (2003)

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A chance encounter with President Vaclav Havel at the storied Louvre Cafe in Prague results in a touching gesture from one of the giant figures of the 20th century

Charles + Marek Eben

Charles + Marek Eben

The Prague interview with Marek Eben for national television

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A first for both of us to record a wonderful CD in Prague for SONY

With Rattle and Swiss clown Dimitri

With Rattle and Swiss clown Dimitri

November 2013 Charles is invited with Dimitri by Simon Rattle to participate in the 100 year anniversary celebration day of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

With the NCP Management

With the NCP Management

With (from left to right) the North Czech Philharmonic colleagues Pavel Bašus, Albrecht Müller, myself, and Roman Dietz one of the best management teams I ever worked with

German Youth Orchestra sans pants

German Youth Orchestra sans pants

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A spontaneous group photo with Philharmonie Südwestfalen in the Siegen Apollo Theater shortly after taking over as chief conductor

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Kulturpur - One of the most unique festivals in Germany and a chance to showcase Philharmonie SWF (2013)

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Kulturpur - One of the most unique festivals in Germany and a chance to showcase Philharmonie SWF (2013)

With Carmine Lauri in Malta

With Carmine Lauri in Malta

London Symphony Orchestra concert master Carmine Lauri performs Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Charles in Valetta Malta (2005)

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With one of the great Czech film and theater actors, mime and screenwriter Bolek Polivka following my concert at the Prague Smetana Hall with the North Czech Philharmonic

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Conducting the North Czech Philharmonic in the Unesco protected medieval town of Cesky Krumlov

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Concert hall of the North Czech Philharmonic in Teplice

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Charles addressing the audience

With Sasha Rozdestvenski in Moscow

With Sasha Rozdestvenski in Moscow

Violinist and son of the famous Russian maestro Evgeny Rozdestvenski performs with Charles during his Moscow conducting debut in Tchaikovsky Hall with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

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With Duo Amal in Beijing

With Duo Amal in Beijing

After the concert where Duo Amal performed the Poulenc Double piano concerto with Charles in Beijing with the Beijing Radio and Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra (2012)

In rehearsal at the Murten Festival

In rehearsal at the Murten Festival

In rehearsal at the Murten Festival, Switzerland

On Italian tour with Mischa Maisky

On Italian tour with Mischa Maisky

Resignation speech in Teplice 2013

Resignation speech in Teplice 2013

After 16 years as chief conductor with the North Czech Philharmonic, Charles announces his resignation prior to the opening concert of the 2013/14 season. He was subsequently named honorary chief conductor, the first in the history of the orchestra.

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In concert with violinist Ivan Zenaty

The NCP goes to Brunei

The NCP goes to Brunei

On tour with the North Czech Philharmonic in Brunei

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A billboard advertising the occasion of the first European orchestra to perform in Cambodia

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in 2009 during their far east tour Charles & the Prague Chamber Orchestra played a special rehearsal before a censorship board before being granted permission to perform that evening before the royal family in Brunei

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A surprise phone call in Kuala Lumpur during the Toyota Classics tour - Charles Olivieri-Munroe is awarded the Asia Pacific Brand Laureate recipient for 2013

With Krystian Zimerman in Bangkok

With Krystian Zimerman in Bangkok

With Krystian Zimerman in Bangkok on the occasion of their debut with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra

Zimerman plays Brahms

Zimerman plays Brahms

Charles and Krystian Zimerman perform together for the first time with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra

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In concert with pianist, Alexander Ghindin

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First time performance (Advent concert November 2014) in a shopping centre for Charles and the North Czech Philharmonic

With Anastasia in Bremen

With Anastasia in Bremen

In concert with Anastasia in Bremen

With Anastasia in Bremen

With Anastasia in Bremen

In concert with Anastasia in Bremen

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Kira & Niko perform with their father (October 2015) and the North Czech Philharmonic for the first time since winning the Prague Talent Competition in March 2015

With Tine Thing Helseth in Germany

With Tine Thing Helseth in Germany

Norwegian trumpet star Tine Thing Helseth joins Charles in concert with Philharmonie Südwestfalen in Germany in 2015

Krakow announces 2015/16 season

Krakow announces 2015/16 season

2015 Charles is appointed artistic director with the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 88th birthday concert.

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in concert with Sergei Nakariakov performing Weinberg's Trumpet Concerto with the Krakow Philharmonic

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Andrey Gorbacev, one of the top balalaika players in the world with whom our last tour in Germany was again a great event

With Andrej Gorbacev

With Andrej Gorbacev

With Andrej Gorbacev, Russian balalaika virtuoso

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With composer Krzysztof Penderecki at his home in Krakow

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With composer Krzysztof Penderecki at his home in Krakow

Xavier deMaistre

Xavier deMaistre

In rehearsal with deMaistre playing Ginastera's harp concerto

Daniel Stabrawa

Daniel Stabrawa

Daniel Stabrawa (Berlin Philharmonic concertmaster and Cracowian) meets up with Charles in Cracow backstage

Pianist, Alain Lefevre

Pianist, Alain Lefevre

2016/17 Opening concert of the Cracow Philharmonic with fellow Canadian pianist, Alain Lefevre

Kira & Niko with Papa in Cracow

Kira & Niko with Papa in Cracow

Kira & Niko perform with the Cracow Philharmonic

Charles & Shlomo Mintz

Charles & Shlomo Mintz

Charles & Shlomo Mintz open the 2017 Beethoven Festival in Teplice

Bent over double from surprise!

Bent over double from surprise!

Philharmonie Südwestfalen shocks Charles by performing Canadian national anthem in place of scheduled encore piece during last of 12 new year concerts

Korean Chamber Orchestra

Korean Chamber Orchestra

Concert with the Korean Chamber Orchestra in Seoul

Vladimir Spivakov

Vladimir Spivakov

Meeting with Vladimir Spivakov in Moscow during rehearsals with his National Philharmonic of Russia April 2018

Michail Pletnev

Michail Pletnev

Meeting with Michail Pletnev in Moscow during rehearsals with his National Philharmonic of Russia April 2018

Joshua Bell in Bangkok

Joshua Bell in Bangkok

Performing Bruch Violin Concerto with Joshua Bell and the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (Sept 2018)

Angela Gheorghiu

Angela Gheorghiu

Angela Ghiorghiu and Charles in performance in Moscow Sept 30, 2018

Angela Gheorghiu

Angela Gheorghiu

Angela Ghiorghiu and Charles in performance in Moscow Sept 30, 2018