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Early Music Festival

The historical premises and halls of the medieval city come to life! For one week, their stone walls resound with the tones of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music. Enjoy the unforgettable experience of listening to historical musical instruments in the hands of leading ensembles from the Czech Republic and abroad. The authenticity of the music is underpinned by the unique ambience of sacral structures.

About Festival

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This is an annual specialized summer festival focused on music from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods performed by distinguished ancient music ensembles from the Czech Republic and abroad. The following activities are also part of the event: concerts of ethnic and alternative music, world music, historical and expression dancing, multimedia, workshops and exhibitions. The Festival is member of the international organization CEFEMA (Central European Festival Early Music Association) linking European ancient music festivals with a main seat in Utrecht. The Festival holds membership in the Czech Cultural Celebrations, aiming to promote Czech music abroad. It is the oldest Festival of its kind in the Czech Republic and over the years it has gained pan-European significance, co-operating with many similar festivals abroad and also co-hosting early music interpretation classes. Doctor Hana Blochová, a musician, writer, historian and art critic residing in Český Krumlov, has been the Festival director from the beginning. 

Programme 2010


8 July - 15 July 2010

7 July - 14 July 2011


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