Hudební festival Znojmo
The friendly summer atmosphere of the historical city combined with top performers and local wines makes the Znojmo Music Festival an unforgettable event. The festival focuses mainly on classical music, but also on dulcimer music, jazz and original crossover programs. Many projects are created directly for the festival and cannot be seen anywhere else.
The compact dramaturgy brings a wide range of concerts from chamber music through symphonic to open-air events. The highlight of the festival are its own opera productions, which the festival team prepare in a stylish interpretation together with the Czech Ensemble Baroque.
Established in 2005, the Znojmo Music Festival focuses on significant events in musical history, presenting works by well-known and lesser-known composers. The genre-rich dramaturgy is unified by the theme of the festival in the given year.
The patron of the festival is violin virtuoso Pavel Šporcl, who is joined in Znojmo by top Czech and international musicians. Among outstanding guests of the festival are Il Giardino Armonico, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, King’s Singers, Adam Plachetka, Anna Prohaska, Richard Wiegold, Krystian Adam, Jean-François Lombard, Igudesman & Joo, MozArt Group, Ivo Kahánek, Michaela Fukačová, Vojtěch Dyk, B-Side Band, Clarinet Factory, Karel Růžička, Jiří Stivín, Zuzana Lapčíková and many others. The quality of the festival has been confirmed by several nominations for the prestigious Thalia Prize.
The unconventional venues of Znojmo and its beautiful surroundings become a three-week musical experience for every visitor in July. A bonus are the wine tastings at each concert provided by regional winemakers. The festival originated in 2005 and since then has become one of the best in the field of classical music.
14 000 — visitors per year
5 000 000 — Czech crown festival budget
28 — venues
18 — festival days