International Music Festival Český Krumlov 2020 welcomes top Czech artists

The International Music Festival Český Krumlov is a traditional event and its 29th edition takes place from 18 September to 3 October this year with the motto is “Český Krumlov with Czech artists”. Visitors can enjoy performances by exceptional Czech singers, instrumental soloists, orchestras, and chamber ensembles. Read about the connection of a beautiful place with beautiful music in an interview with Jaromír Boháč, the Director of the Český Krumlov International Music Festival.

Opening concert of the 2020 MHF - Jiří Bárta (violoncello), Bohuslava Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra

Ivo Kahánek, a notable contemporary pianist, will be one of the artists performing. The year 2020 is a successful one for him: he has been awarded the British BBC Music Magazine prize and recently also the domestic Anděl 2019 prize in the Classic category.

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra has accepted our invitation and returns to the Festival after a long 16-year hiatus, joined by chief conductor Semyon Bychkov. Other events to look forward to include a concert by violoncellist Jiří Bárta or an evening full of film melodies performed by North Bohemian Philharmonics Teplice.

Another of the festival highlights will be the opera gala concert of one of the most sought-after tenors of his generation, Pavel Černoch on the second festival night.

Festival program

18. 9. 2020, 20:00 Opening concert
Jiří Bárta (violoncello), Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů, conductor: Leoš Svárovský
Castle Riding hall, tickets  

19. 9. 2020, 19:30 Opera Gala Concert
Pavel Černoch (tenor), Severočeská filharmonie Teplice, conductor: Jaroslav Kyzlink
Castle Riding hall, tickets  

22. 9. 2020, 19:30 Bennewitz Quartet
Jakub Fišer - 1st violin, Štěpán Ježek - 2nd violin, Jiří Pinkas - viola, Štěpán Doležal - violoncello
Masquerade Hall, tickets

23. 9. 2020, 19:30 Jiří Bárta (violoncello)
Jiří Bárta (violoncello), Terezie Fialová (piano)
Castle Riding hall, tickets  

24. 9. 2020, 19:30 Ballad for a Bandit
Eva Vrbková, Gabriela Vermelho, Jan Zadražil, Dalibor Buš and South Czech Philharmonic
Castle Riding hall, tickets  

25. 9. 2020, 19:30 Pavel Šporcl 
Pavel Šporcl (violin, conductor)
PKF – Prague Philharmonia
Castle Riding hall, tickets  

26. 9. 2020, 14:00 South Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra plays Vivaldi on the river - CANCELLED

26. 9. 2020, 19:30 Film Music Evening
North Czech Philharmonic Teplice, conductor Jan Kučera
Castle Riding hall, tickets  

27. 9. 2020, 11:00 Pavel Svoboda 
Pavel Svoboda (organ)
Church of Corpus Christi and the Grieving Virgin Mary, tickets 

29. 9. 2020, 19:30 Katta  
Katta (organ)
Castle Riding Hall, tickets

30. 9. 2020, 19:30 Štěpán Rak, Jan-Matěj Rak
Štěpán Rak, Jan-Matěj Rak (guitar)
Masquerade Hall, tickets

1. 10. 2020, 19:30 Famous Baroque Arias
Michaela Šrůmová (soprano), Marta Infante (mezzosoprano), Roman Hoza (baritone), Musica Florea, conductor Marek Štryncl
Baroque Theatre, tickets 

2. 10. 2020, 19:30-0:00 Czech Evening (Instead of the Spanish Evening from 7. 8. 2020)
Castle Riding Hall, tickets, admission fee including banguet
∗19:30 – 21:00 Ondřej G. Brzobohatý, Ondřej Ruml, Marek Ztracený
∗21:00 – 00:00 The best of Czech gastronomy
∗21:45 – 22:45 Gustav Brom Big Band under the baton of Vlado Valovič
∗22:45 – 00:00 After party

3. 10. 2020, 19:00 Closing concert
Ivo Kahánek (piano), Stanislav Masaryk (trumpet), Czech Philharmonic, Conductor Semyon Bychkov
Castle Riding Hall, tickets 

About Český Krumlov International Music Festival

International Music Festival Český Krumlov has been a fixture of the summer season since 1992, presenting music from the 15th to 21st centuries. Over 12 thousand artists from 40 countries have performed during Festival´s history. These include exceptional cultural icons such as the opera singers Plácido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann, Renée Fleming and recently departed singer Karel Gott or the opera singer Dagmar Pecková. Around 20 thousand spectators visit the Festival annually; this year the Festival has been re-scheduled to autumn months and limited to interior locations. Organizers expect around half of regular visitor count.

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