Dvořák's Olomouc International Music Festival

From the festival history

The first mention of the festival dates back to 1946 and is connected with the name of the Moravian Philharmonic conductor Dalibor Doubek. Although the great dream was not realised until 1950, it is clear that he could be called the father of this important cultural event. From the very beginning, the festival was built on close dramaturgical cooperation with the Prague Spring Festival Committee – and from 1957 onwards, the audience could look forward to their Olomouc Musical Spring every year. The festival operated under this name for more than four decades, in 2002 Dvořák’s Olomouc was renamed – in recognition of the long concert tradition of performing the composer’s works. For more than 60 years now, thanks to this festival od music, the citizens of Olomouc and music lovers from further afield have been able to meet eminent personalities of extraordinary artistic significance. In the individual years, names such as Igor Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Gidon Kremer, Ivan Moravec, Jiří Bělohlávek, Eva Urbanová, Peter Dvorský, Mischa Maisky, José Cura and many other important personalities of world music have been presented.

The Dvořák Olomouc International Music Festival did not take place in 2023. Details can be found in the press release in the Media section.

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