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Chamber Music Festival 2019 - 33rd Anniversary

Chamber Music Festival Český Krumlov

Náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Infocentrum Český Krumlov

Telephone: +420 380 704 621


Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Highlights

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With summer arrives the music festival with the longest tradition in this town. Due to being attended by reputable domestic and international musicians this once modest local festival has gradually grown into a popular cultural event of worldwide fame.

The Festival schedule culminates in a genuine 18th century feast called Baroque Night at Český Krumlov Castle®.

This year the Chamber Music Festival will be held from 28.6. till 7. 7. 2019.


Dates From - To
28.06.2019   (Fr)   Order 19:30
29.06.2019   (Sa) 19:30


A true historical replica of similar Castle celebrations. Period dancing music is played in the halls and the refreshments resemble Old Masters´ paintings. The event culminated in the traditional opera performance at the Baroque Theatre with a closing in the Castle gardens with more entertainment and traditional baroque fireworks.

Performed by CAPELLA REGIA
artistic director ROBERT HUGO

Also performing: Jiří Stivín, CK Brass Quintet, Alla Danza, Ludus musicus, Histriones Pragenses, Krumlov Pipers, Wagabundus kolektive and pupils of the Primary Arts School in Český Krumlov as a pantomime in Baroque masks and children’s Schwarzenberg Guard

Entry: 2600 CZK
Ticket sale: Infocentre Český Krumlov (main square) or reservation at:

Where: State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov (2nd - 4th Castle Courts, Masquerade Hall, Casing Hall, Baroque Theatre, Castle Garden), Český Krumlov

Schwarzenberg Guard Jazzband

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30.06.2019   (Su) 17:00

Schwarzenberg Guard Jazzband

Martin Voříšek – saxofon, klarinet, kapelník / saxophone, clarinet, band-master
Zbyněk Malý – housle, zpěv / violin, vocals
Petr Koptiš – trubka / trumpet
Jaroslav Kurzweil – trombon / trombone
Jan Janda – saxofon, klarinet / saxophone, clarinet
Marek Rejhon – kytara, banjo / guitar, banjo
Jakub Šafr – klavír / piano
Petr Pospíšil – kontrabas, bassaxofon / double-bass, bass saxophone
Jan Kubeš – bicí / percussion
Jiří Tröstl – zpěv / vocals

Where: II. Castle Courtyard, Státní hrad a zámek Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

Jazz above the Vltava river

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02.07.2019   (Tu)   Order 18:00

Charlie Slavík Revue & The Rhythm Girls

Charlie Slavík Revue & The Rhythm Girls

Jiří Maršíček – kytara, zpěv /guitar, vocals
Tomáš Vokurka – bicí / percussion
Charlie Slavík – foukací harmonika, zpěv / harmonica, vocals
Adam Nohavica – baskytara / bass guitar

Rhythm Girls – zpěv / vocals
Tereza Nálevková, Karolina Stasiaková, Radka Říhová

Entry: 250 CZK

Where: Terrace of the Town Theatre, Horní 2, Český Krumlov

Compositions for wind harmony from the Schwarzenberg collection Harmonia Mozartiana Pragensis

Dates From - To
03.07.2019   (We)   Order 17:00

Harmonia Mozartiana Pragensis

Harmonia Mozartiana Pragensis


Jan Vent (1745–1801)
Partita in F
Allegro assai

Antonio Salieri (1750–1825) / Jan Vent
Arrangement of the opera La Grotta di Trofonio (selection)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) / Jan Vent
Arrangement of the opera Die Zauberflöte (selection)

Entry: 300 CZK

Where: Summer-house Bellaria in the castle garden, Zámecká zahrada, Český Krumlov

Nocturne in tribute to the cello virtuoso and composer Antonín Kraft

Dates From - To
03.07.2019   (We)   Order 21:30

Dominika Weiss Hošková, Jiří Hošek Miroslav Vilímec

Miroslav Vilímec - violin, Jiří Hošek - violoncello, Dominika Weiss Hošková - violoncello

JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809):
Duo for Two Cellos in D major No. 1, Hob. X: 11
Finale. Presto

ANTONÍN KRAFT (1749–1820)
Duo for Violin and Cello in C major
Rondo. Allegro

ANTONÍN KRAFT (1749–1820):
Sonata for Two Cellos, Op. 1, No. 1 in C major
Allegro moderato
Rondo. Allegro


ANTONÍN KRAFT (1749–1820):
Grand Duo for Violin and Cello in D minor, Op. 3 No. 1
Adagio Maestoso. Allegro ma non tanto
Adagio cantabile
Finale. Allegretto

Divertimento for string trio E-flat major, K. 563

Entry: 250 CZK

Where: Column Hall on the 1st castle courtyard, Český Krumlov

Madrigals new and old - CANCELED FOR DISEASE

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04.07.2019   (Th)   Order 19:30

Collegium 419 Lukáš Vendl

A concert marking the 60th anniversary of Bohuslav Martinů’s death
Collegium 419, chorus master Lukáš Vendl

A concert marking the 60th anniversary of Bohuslav Martinů’s death

Program: Martinů, Burkhard, Byrd, Gibbons, Morley

Entry: 300 CZK

Where: Mirror Hall, IV. Castle Courtyard, Státní hrad a zámek Český Krumlov, IV. zámecké nádvoří, Český Krumlov

A concert in honour of Josef Suk

Dates From - To
05.07.2019   (Fr)   Order 19:30

Amadeus String Trio

Amadeus trio
Roman Patočka - violin, Martin Stupka - viola, Lukáš Polák - violoncello


Hans Krása (1899–1944)
Dance for String Trio (1943)

Gideon Klein (1919–1945)
String Trio
Variation on Moravian Folk Song
Molto vivace

Hans Krása
Passacaglia and Fugue for String Quartet


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (selection)
Arrangement for String Trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
String Trio in B flat major, D 471

Ludwig van Beethoven (1719–1827)
String Trio in C minor, Op. 9 No. 3
Allegro con spirito
Adagio con espressione
Scherzo. Allegro molto e vivace
Finale. Presto

Entry: 300 CZK

Where: Masquerade Hall, IV. Castle Courtyard, Státní hrad a zámek Český Krumlov, IV. zámecké nádvoří, Český Krumlov

Closing Gala Concert – thanks for 30 years of freedom

Dates From - To
06.07.2019   (Sa)   Order 19:30

Ensemble Inégal

Ensemble Inégal

Program: Antonín Dvořák

Entry: 400 CZK

Where: Corpus Christi monastery church, Český Krumlov

Duo akordeON & saxofONA

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07.07.2019   (Su)   Order 17:00

Duo akordeON & saxofONA

Štěpánka Šediváková - saxophone
Filip Kratochvíl – accordion

Program: Astor Piazzolla, Štědroň, Picchio, Iturralde

Entry: 250 CZK

Where: Paradise Garden in the Monasteries, Latrán 55, Český Krumlov

About Chamber Music Festival

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The Chamber Music Festival Foundation has been annually organizing the Chamber Music Festival between end of June and beginning of July.

This Foundation has been established in 1991 and in its activity it hails back to the classical music festival with the longest uninterrupted tradition in Český Krumlov (since 1987). Thanks to co-operation with the Prague Spring International Music Festival there have been many famous musicians performing in Český Krumlov since 1998.

Each year the Festival also includes a special project called Baroque Night on the Castle of Český Krumlov®. The Chamber Music Festival tries to reconstruct the Baroque celebrations in co-operation with the Baroque Theatre Foundation. The evening celebrating music, dancing and the opera takes place in the interior and exterior of the Český Krumlov castle. The programme commences on the IVth Castle courtyard with a festive toast accompanied by several musical bands. Attendants will be carried over into a Baroque ball with dancing, ballet and theatrical performances taking place in the Masque and Mirror Halls. Later the guests will move through the Cloak Hallway into the most remarkable treasure of the Český Krumlov Castle - the Baroque Theatre.

The Baroque opera performance takes place in the exceptional authentic atmosphere of an original Baroque Theatre. This Theatre had been constructed towards the end of the 17th century during the reign of the Eggenbergs. They have tried to establish Venetian opera in Krumlov, ordering scores of some famous musical pieces. It is not clear however if these operas were performed in the Theatre or not. The other notable period of Krumlov is the peak period of Napoli opera. Many scores had been preserved from this period, dating from the time when the Theatre acquired its present shape in 1768 when the Castle was held in the Schwarzenberg possession. These events form a basis for present time reconstructions which refer to late Venetian-style opera by composers such as Polaroll (several operas authored by him exist in the Krumlov castle archive) and also operas from the second half of the 18th century.

Information on composition and arrangement of the celebrations are based on records from the castle archive and on a book from 1729 by Baron Bernard van Röhr. This is an entirely new approach to musical productions based on authenticity of the environment as well as authenticity of the featured music and dancing. The entire evening is held under the principles of Baroque celebrations and is full of dancing, music, theatre, promenades, experience gastronomy, nobility, elegance but also full of mischief and joy in a magical atmosphere created by the flickering candlelight and taking place in the historical interiors and exteriors of the castle.

The Chamber Music Festival Český Krumlov tries to address no only fans of classical music but also of other musical genres. Therefore each year one of the concerts is themed around a "non-classical" musical performance. High quality of performing artists is a priority for this concert as well.


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