The Leoš Janáček International Music Festival is considered to be one of the most important classical music festival in the Czech Republic
It is given by both its scope and the number of concerts, but above all, also by its quality.
It takes place in Ostrava and surrounding towns, in a city that is now going through a big transformation from a traditional industrial city into a pulsing modern metropolis where traditional industrial architecture meets with the new one. It has got a long musical tradition – I. Stravinskij, S. Prokofiev a P. Hindemith performed here in the past. Last but not least, the city is closely connected with the name of Leoš Janáček, who was born in Hukvaldy – only 30 km away from Ostrava, and who died in Ostrava in 1928. Janáček has been inspiring the name of classical music festivals since 1976.
The Leoš Janáček International Music Festival was established in 2018 by merging two important classical music festivals named after Leoš Janáček: Janáček’s May and Janáček’s Hukvaldy.
The world’s leading performers such as S. Estes, F. Furlanetto, G. Kremer, Amoyal, R. Capucon, R. Buchbinder, or M. Maisky have been guests to the festival. The great audience of Ostrava responds to individual artistic performances cordially and creates a unique atmosphere, and the festival team is always willing to offer the best possible service.
27.5.2021 17:00 - Opening concert
30.5.2021 17:00 - Jazz night with František Uhlíř
31.5.2021 16:30 - Festival discussion with the conductor Tomáš Brauner
31.5.2021 19:00 - Symphony concert
2.6.2021 18:00 - Concert of the awarded works of the Generation 2020 competition
3.6.2021 17:00 - Composition workshop for children
3.6.2021 19:00 - Symphony concert
4.6.2021 16:30 - Festival discussion with the composer Slavomír Hořínek
4.6.2021 19:30 - Days of the Silesian organ Ostrava
5.6.2021 17:00 - Days of the Silesian organ Kravaře
5.6.2021 19:00 - Days of the Silesian organ Ludgeřovice
6.6.2021 10:00 - Sunday matinee with brunch
7.6.2021 19:00 - Cello recital
8.6.2021 16:30 - Festival discussion with musicologist and pedagogue Jiří Štilec
8.6.2021 19:00 - Renewed premiere of the work of a Czech master of the 18th century
10. - 30.6.2021 - Exhibition of Václav Špípoš
10.6.2021 19:00 - Symphony concert
13.6.2021 16:00 - Concert of the participants of the Master Course with Ivo Kahánek
15.6.2021 19:00 - Ženatý - Bagratuni or music knows no boundaries
17.6.2021 16:30 - Festival discussion with Ivo Kahánek
17.6.2021 19:00 - Symphony concert
18.6.2021 19:00 - Folklore evening
19.6.2021 13:00 - Leoš's art and music workshops
19.6.2021 15:00 - Choral concert
19.6.2021 17:00 - Chamber concert
21.6.2021 16:30 - Festival discussion with the protagonists of the monodrama "Piš mi. Tvoje Alma"
21.6.2021 19:00 - Piš mi. Tvoje Alma
26.6.2021 17:00 - Workshop for children and playing adults from 9 to 99 years
26.6.2021 19:00 - Operetta performances
27.6.2021 18:00 - Final concert
1.7.2021 17:00 - Epilogue
More info at the official web page.