About The Dvorak Prague Festival of classical music in Prague
From the very start the main aim of the Dvorak Prague International Music Festival has been to promote the good name of Czech culture via the legacy of the works of Antonin Dvorak, his contemporaries, and his pupils. And because the key measure of the festival's success is quality, only top class soloists, conductors and the most internationally-acclaimed orchestras plus chamber ensembles come together on the Dvorak Prague concert stages, presenting music by Dvorak and other composers of the world to an international audience. The Dvorak Prague Festival is truly a prestige international classic music festival and you can look forward to experience evenings full of the best music in Prague taking place in the popular Prague concert venues.
The Dvorak Prague Festival in Prague in numbers
Despite its young age, Dvorak Prague International Music Festival has earned reputation being one of the two most popular classical music festivals in the Czech Republic. During 2008-2016, the event has hosted no fewer than 170 concerts, attracting over 125,000 listeners. Marek Vrabec became the festival's artistic director in 2013 and undder his leadership, its programming has seen major changes starting in 2014. The offerings have been arranged into regular concert series and enhanced to include early compositions by Dvorak. Alongside his most famous works the programmes include many from the first decade of his compositional work. Listeners thus have an opportunity to understand better how he developed, sought new paths, and perfected his technique.
The Dvorak Prague Festival history of musicians
The long list of musicians who have brought masterful performances to Prague’s audience includes Dmitri Hvorostovsky (vocal), Joseph Calleja (vocal), Marina Rebeca (vocal), Maria Joao Pires (piano), Piotr Anderzsewski (piano), Jean Yves Thibaudet (piano), Andris Nelsons (conductor), Paavo Järvi (conductor), Daniel Harding (conductor),Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Zubin Mehta (conductor), Fabio Luisi (conductor), Philharmonia Orchestra London, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Tokyo String Quartet, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Czech Philharmonic, Izrael Philharmonic and many more.