Lednice - Valtice music festival

Lednice - Valtice music festival

Festival combines the art of professional musicians with the magical backdrop of the buildings

Sep 30 2017 - Oct 14 2017
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The festival will both begin and end in the beautiful premises of Lednice and Valtice Castles. Classical music will breathe new life into the historical gems of the Lednice-Valtice area and will bring music closer to people from all over the Czech Republic and from the surrounding countries. The significant part of the eight-concert festival program will be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Schubert.
Their compositions will be played by leading ensembles including PhilHarmonia Octet Prague, the Janáček Chamber Orchestra, and Barocco Sempre Giovane. The young soloists who will perform with them are already distinguished classical musicians due to their participation in internationally acclaimed competitions.  They include Kateřina Javůrková – French horn, Jan Mráček – Violin and Patricia Janečková – Soprano. The world-famous Pavel Haas Quartet will open the festival, and the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with outstanding cellist Jiří Bárta at the closing gala under the baton of Vojtech Spurny.

An extraordinary educational concert, which will take place in the Valtice Castle Riding Hall on Monday, 2 October 2017, will bring classical music to even the youngest audience. This will be a performance of a Karlheinz Stockhausen-Harlekýn composition by clarinettist Karel Dohnal.  Immediately after the performance, the children will be able to draw their concert experiences including for example their impression of the musical clown. We are sure that not just the children will be entertained by the skilful linking of pantomime elements to the musical interpretation.  Even the crayons and pencils themselves are connected to the Lednice-Valtice area. The chief architect of the Liechtenstein family, when drawing the individual buildings sometimes dirtied his hands from the crayons and so decided to enclose them in wood. He later patented this invention and in 1790 he established a ceramics and pencil factory.


Lednice Riding Hall, Temple of Diana, Valtice Church, Břeclav-Poštorná Church, Valtice Castle