A native of the Czech Republic, Jan Pellant accepted the position of Music Director & Conductor of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony in July 2018. Previously, Jan had been the Music Director of the Lexington Chamber Orchestra and has conducted the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra and North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. He has led performances with the Pilsen Opera and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, and led the Prague Karlin Theater Orchestra on an eleven-city tour of Romania in 2007. Yon studied at the Prague Academy of the Performing Arts, and he holds degrees from the Prague Conservatory and Carnegie Mellon University.