MUSIC:Czech Music


A Selection of Festivals


Classical and Early Music

Prague Spring (Pražské jaro)

Moravian Autumn (Moravský podzim)

Janáčkův máj International Music Festival

Concentus Moraviae

Strings of Autumn (Struny podzimu)

Prague Proms

Exposition of New Music (Expozice nové hudby)

Early Music Festival (Letní slavnosti staré hudby)

Smetana’s Litomyšl International Opera Festival (Smetanova Litomyšl)



International Folklore Festival Strážnice (MFF Strážnice)


Sacred and Organ Music

Audite Organum – Prague

Saint Wenceslas Music Festival (Svatováclavský hudební festival)

Forfest – Kroměříž




Jazz Goes To Town

The Czechoslovak Jazz Festival in Přerov (Československý jazzový festival)


Links to festival associations in the Czech Republic

Folklore Association of the Czech Republic
website/portal of the Folklore Association of the Czech Republic

Czech Association of Music Festivals
portal of the Czech Association of Music Festivals

website/portal of jazz and alternative music festivals in the Czech Republic

website of NIPOS-ARTAMA on amateur activities




Krakow: Terminus

The final destination of this travel conference – or shall we rather call it study tour, as suggested by Clement? – was the old Polish capital, Krakow. A place swarming with tourists, trams (some with messages from the Pope), cultural institutions and quickly gentrifying neighbourhoods. We kicked it off with a visit to Laznia Nova […] »

Katowice: an easy day at the Silesian Museum

On 12 June (Day 8) we left Czechia and moved to Poland, but we stayed in the same region: Silesia. The Silesian Museum, since its opening last year, is one of the most important cultural spaces in the Polish side of Silesia district, and (yet another) very interesting example of art places created in the former […] »

Frequently Travelled Trains and Hazy Memories of Ostrava

By the time we reached Ostrava, most of the conference staff was reasonably tired as these shots below will testify. In the city of Ostrava we visited quite a few theatres (Puppet Theatre, Petr Bezruč Theatre, Old Aréna Theatre and Cooltour) and had lunch in a modern shared office space, Impact Hub.  After some thought-provoking […] »

Baroque walks in Olomouc

After leaving Slovakia we arrived to the Czech Republic to the beautiful small town of Olomouc. After the visit to the town hall and the city theatre we were presented two independent theatre venues and finished the day with a short performance. »

The second day in Slovakia: Zilina

  The conference quickly moved on from Topolcany to another great city in Slovakia: Zilina. For Attila, who was biking again this did take some climbing too. Stanica Zilina-Zariecie was the theatre venue which hosted us for exciting presentations with a strong theoretical focus, a provocative dance performance and a discussion with artist Jaro Viňarský. »