Permoník Choir Karviná, choral studio founded in 1966 by Eva Šeinerová and Ivan Šeiner, consists of 7 choirs and more than 230 singers from Karviná, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. Repertoire dramaturgy is influenced by leading Czech and foreign composers, who often entrust their compositions to Permoník for the premiere.
The choir has worked with significant Czech composers, such as Jan Vičar, Jan Jirásek, Irena Szurmanová, Milan Báchorek, Ilja Hurník, Otmar Mácha or Ivana Loudová. Among foreign composers we have to mention Ofer Ben-Amots, Alec Schumacker and Paul Salerni (USA), Japanese composers Naoto Aizawa and Masaru Kawasaki and Russian composer Igor V. Katajev.
Permoník is an often guest of chamber and symphonic orchestras. For example, Janáček philharmonic Ostrava, FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra, Janacek Chamber Orchestra, Czech Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Zlin orchestra and more. In collaboration with these orchestras Permoník performs symphonies, masses and oratorios.
Brilliant performances led Permoník to some of the most famous world stages. Permoník sang in 18 countries, in well-known concert halls of Europe, Asia, America and Australia; in Alice Tully Hall at the famous Lincoln Center in New York or even three times in Carnegie Hall, in concert halls in Shizuoka, Fuji and Tokio, in St. Petersburg State Academic Capella, in the National Opera in Warsaw, and also in Sydney Opera House. Of course, the choir does not omit the Czech stages of an international importance either, such as the Dvořák Hall in Rudolfinum or the Smetana Hall in the Municipal House in Prague.
Permoník has recorded a significant part of its repertoire on 19 CD recordings.
The high level of performances is provided by the choirmasters Martina Juríková and Karina Grimová and the pianist Jakub Šotkovský. Eva Šeinerová, the founder of the choir, remains its artistic director.