Unique Orchestra is a multi-genre ensemble that focuses primarily on non-classical musical styles such as pop, rock, jazz, and film music. The orchestra was founded by cellist Šimon Marek in 2020 in Prague. The uniqueness of this symphonic ensemble lies in the fact that it is the only one in the Czech Republic that is dedicated to pop music professionally.
Unique Orchestra brings together first-class instrumentalists active on the Czech and Slovak pop scene, as well as renowned jazz musicians, top soloists and leading chamber and orchestral players who have a close relationship with non-classical genres. It was this idea - to bring together musicians with a common interest and the same feeling for music - that was the fundamental motivation for the founding of this unique ensemble.
In its short time of operation, the orchestra has already had successful concerts, recorded music for various purposes (e.g. for the film Zbožňovaný for Czech Television, for the ballet Bohemian Gravity...) and important musical projects: performances at the Anděl Music Awards, the benefit Koncert pro Světlušku, Glorchestra 2021 and 2022. Unique Orchestra collaborates with artists such as Ewa Farna, Anna K., Lenny, Richard Krajčo, Pokáč, Vladimír 518, DJ Wich, 7krát3, Žofie Dares, Pavel Šporcl, Lake Malawi, Albert Černý and others. The orchestra also offers live music for corporate events, presentations, private concerts, etc.
Alexey Aslamas is active in chamber music (2005-2009 member of the Kaprova Quartet, 2008-2011 member of the IMMA Quartet); from 2011 to 2022 he was the primary member of the Pavel Bořkovec Quartet, in 2020 he founded the S.V.A. Trio.