The Moravian Autumn Festival is one of the largest cultural events in the Czech Republic with a long history. It was founded in 1966 when, after years of severe isolation, the activities of Brno organizers with international ambitions were awakened. The festival has gradually grown into a two-week event, which has been a biennial organized by the Brno Philharmonic since 2012. Based on dramaturgical originality and thematic unity, besides classical music, it provides considerable space for new and contemporary music, hosts first-rate Czech and world artists (LSO with Valery Gergiev, the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Cristian Măcelaru or the Czech Philharmonic with Jiří Bělohlávek, Colin Currie, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Michel van der Aa, etc.). Moravian Autumn is part of the Brno International Music Festival, which includes the progressive, several-day Exposition of New Music (founded in 1987) and the two-week Easter Festival of Spiritual Music (founded in 1991) held in Brno’s cathedrals.
6 000 — visitors per year
14 000 000 — Czech crown festival budget
> 20 — original programs