Since its foundation in 1996, the Concentus Moraviae International Music Festival has established a firm place in the cultural calendar, becoming one of the most important classical music festivals in the Czech Republic. It offers listeners the opportunity to connect unique musical experiences with visits to inspirational sites in South Moravia, Vysočina and Lower Austria. Every June, almost 40 concerts of mostly classical music are held in the architecturally attractive areas of 20 cities. The festival is highly regarded for its unique curatorial programming concept, as each year it is prepared by a different dramaturg (for example Jiří Beneš, Aleš Březina, Barbara Maria Willi, Jelle Dierickx, Walter Labhart and Tully Potter), who tackle the chosen theme with extraordinary inventiveness and strong vision. Concentus Moraviae is a sought-after organizer among European musicians, as it initiates and supports new cooperation among Czech and international musicians, while also giving space to original crossover projects.
The festival features world-renowned performers (e.g. Christian Gerhaher, Sharon Kam, Jiří Bělohlávek, Jordi Savall, Musica Antiqua Köln, Venice Baroque Orchestra and Andrea Marcon, Chloe Hanslip, Jos van Immerseel, Huelgas Ensemble and Paul van Nevel, Le Concert d’Astrée and Emmanuelle Haïm, Accordone and Marco Beasley, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Bl!ndman, Dominique Visse and the Pavel Haas Quartet).
The official patron of the festival is the mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená.
15 000 — visitors per year
12 000 000 — Czech crown festival budget
> 50 — original programs
20 — festival cities