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2024

30. ročník

Drawing © František Muzika 1946 / František Muzika Heirs Archive

About the Festival

The Bohuslav Martinů Days Festival celebrates its 30th birthday this year. We would be honoured if you would celebrate the anniversary with us at one of the concerts we have prepared for you.

For three decades our goal has been to present and promote the music of Bohuslav Martinů. Concerts by leading Czech chamber ensembles and top soloists, who also present less frequented works by the composer to the public are the focus of the programme. The concerts, in cooperation with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra and other top ensembles, also feature large-scale symphonic and orchestral works. We thus present the uniqueness, richness and diversity of Bohuslav Martinů's work in the context of the works of Czech and international composers who share historical and stylistic influences and relationships with Martinů.

The festival includes the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition, which supports the performance of the composer's works by the youngest generation of performers and thus helps to discover new musical talent and shape young artists.

Bohuslav Martinů is a sunny apparition in the sky of Czech music. Together with Smetana, Dvořák and Janáček, he belongs to the golden treasure of Czech national cultural identity.

Concerts

Following concert:

14. 11. 2024 19:30

Dvořák trio & Jiří Kabát

Smetana | Mahler | Martinů

26. 11. 2024 19:30

Zemlinsky Quartet

Zemlinsky | Martinů

28. 11. 2024 19:30

Prague Philharmonic Choir & Pavel Černoch

Eben | Janáček | Dvořák | Martinů | Novák

3. 12. 2024 19:30

Jiří Bárta & Terezie Fialová

Janáček | Beethoven | Martinů | Paganini

Partners' concerts

4. 11. 2024 19:30

Petr Popelka & Josef Špaček + SOČR

Martinů | Dvořák | Stravinskij

16. 11. 2024 19:30

Czech Philharmonic - Velvet revolution Concert

Smetana | Suk | Martinů | Janáček

Archive of Concerts

Competition

The 29ᵗʰ edition of the competition will take place from the 22ⁿᵈ-24ᵗʰ 2024 in the Martinů Hall of the Lichtenstein Palace.

Ever since 1996, The Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition has been bringing to light new musical talent in the fields of piano, viola, violoncello, voice, cembalo, wind instruments and chamber ensembles.

Among the recent laureates are for example the clarinetist Anna Paulová, pianist Matouš Zukal and violinist Kristián Mráček. The winners of prior years of the competition are for instance the violoncellist Tomáš Jamník, violinist Roman Patočka, pianist Ivo Kahánek and many others.

In 2023, the first place was won by the pianist Pavol Praženica and the Siebeneichener Quartet in the category of chamber ensembles without piano. The concert of Laureates will take place on the 24th of November 2024.

The competition takes place at the Lichtenstein Palace, which is the residency of the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Malostranské nám. 13, Prague 1.

In 2024 the competing categories will be:

  1. Cembalo
  2. Wind instruments / flute, clarinet, trumpet

The competition is open to candidates up to 28 years of age from the Czech and Slovak Republics or to students from abroad studying in the Czech Republic. Young artists have the opportunity to measure their artistic abilities in eight periodically changing categories:

  • Viola / chamber ensemble trio to sextet with piano
  • Piano / chamber ensemble trio to sextet without piano
  • Wind instruments (flute, clarinet, trumpet) / cembalo
  • Vocal / violoncello

The aim of the competition is to spread the composing works of Bohuslav Martinů by young artistic personalities and to support the performance of compositions of other Czech composers of more recent times.”

This commitment is reflected in the form the competition’s performances take, where apart from the work of Bohuslav Martinů for the given field also appear a composition by a Czech composer, written after 1960 and a work of the world repertoire from the 18th and 19th centuries. More information can be found in the conditions of the competition.

More information

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Contact

Address:

Nadace Bohuslava Martinů
Bořanovická 14
182 00 Praha 8-Kobylisy

Email:

nadace@martinu.cz

Phones:

+420 284 685 228
+420 601 584 787

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