Janáček philharmonic OstravaOrchestraPrincipal Guest Conductor

Principal Guest Conductor


He has conducted orchestras all over the world. In the 71st season, he accepted the role of Principal Guest Conductor of the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava. The following season will see his appointment as Chief Conductor of the JPO, starting from the 2026/27 season. Renowned conductor Daniel Raiskin is thus associating his name with the Ostrava orchestra with a vision of leading them into a new concert hall.



Currently, Daniel Raiskin is the Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic. Until 2025, he also holds the position of Chief Conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic. Additionally, he is a sought-after guest conductor for many leading orchestras in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Pacific region. He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and passion for music with young musicians worldwide, regularly working with youth orchestras in Canada, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Russia, and South Africa.

Daniel Raiskin grew up as the son of a renowned musicologist in St. Petersburg. He attended the famous conservatory in his hometown and continued his studies in Amsterdam and Freiburg. Initially focusing on playing the viola, he was guided towards a conducting career, inspired by the personality of the distinguished educator Lev Savich and master classes with conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi, Milan Horvat, Woldemar Nelsson, and Jorma Panula. He quickly became recognized as a versatile and accomplished conductor, known for the breadth of his repertoire, which he presents in creatively curated programs.