Ladislav Benda





Employment experience

Royal Caribbean International

Job position: Orchestra drummer, Musical Director
Date of employment: Feb 10, 2007 – up to the present day

Norwegian Cruise Line

Job position: Orchestra drummer
Date of employment: Oct 1 – Nov 19, 2006

Crystal Cruises

Job position: Orchestra drummer
Date of employment: Jul 17 – Aug 18, 2006

AIDA cruises

Job position: Orchestra drummer
Date of employment: Mar 23 – Jul 1, 2006

Celebrity Cruises

Job position: Orchestra drummer
Date of employment: Dec 4, 2005 – Mar 4, 2006

Peter Deilmann Reederei

Job position: George Show band drummer
Date of employment: Jul 31, 1997 – Oct 12, 2004

Additional music activities

  • 2010 - to this day, main focus on Cruise Line employment. At the moment participating on Broadway hit musical ” We Will Rock You ” on the Anthem of the Seas
  • 2009 – Formed the group “ Jazz Fellows “ focusing on the music of the Jazz Greats - to this day
  • 2006 – Was invited to be a guest in the pop-rock project “ CZ Menu “
  • 2005 – Started working with the blues-rock group “ Up The Line “
  • 2003 – Formed the group “Sigh” which lead the Irish Dance group “Coisceim”, traveling and performing throughout Czech Republic
  • 2002 – Participated in organizing and initiating a musical project for community of Decin,Czech Republic following the “Flood of 2002”
  • 2001 – Cooperating with North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Decin Symphony Orchestra – to this day
  • 1997 – Invited to participate and compose original material for the group “St. Woody”
  • 1996 – Joined the blues-rock group, “Lunchbeat” playing original compositions


Graduated from the Prague State Conservatory in 2002 achieving a Degree in Music under the direction of professor Milos Vesely
College: Prague Conservatory
Address: Na Rejdisti 1, Praha 1, Czech Republic

Key skills

  • Excellent reading skills
  • Ability to play all styles of music
  • Focus being on Live Broadway Productions, Big Band Music and varied Guest Entertainment
  • Manager skills ( Musical Director )
  • English language – active in speech and writing
  • Driving licence/Category A1, B (active driver)


References available on the request


You can download CV here.