Friend's club

Do you love Dvořák? Do you sense the value of his artistic legacy and root for our festival? Then there’s a place in our ‘orchestra’ of friends waiting just for you. We continue to seek new members who will join us in bringing to life symphonies of (not only) our hearts, because friends like you are immensely important to us: as much as 50% of the festival’s budget comes from partners and from you, admirers of the bequest of Dvořák and fans of the Dvořák Prague Festival.

Which instrument will be yours?

In a good orchestra you won't find a single instrument, however small, that is superfluous. For us, too, every supporter is important and indispensable. Have a look through the sections of our ‘friends’ orchestra’ and chose your own place in it.

STRINGS for friends of the festival (CZK 1,500 or more)

Though string instruments are most numerous in an orchestra, and individuals might seem to get lost among them, as a group they often play the main theme. Your role in the orchestra need
not be obvious at first glance, yet without you, it would all be impossible.

PERCUSSION reserved for pewter donors (CZK 5,000 or more)

Percussion have always kept the orchestra in rhythm, and their sound cannot be overlooked in the flow of symphonic music. They are the beating heart of a musical organism. Thanks to you, the beat will never be heard suddenly at the wrong time.

WINDS for copper donors (CZK 10,000 or more)

Every note played by the winds is totally audible and therefore important. That’s why the orchestra has only first-class wind players.

KEYBOARDS for bronze donors (CZK 20,000 or more)

Piano, organ, harpsichord, or celesta can change the orchestra’s sound in unexpected ways and enhance it with their own unique character. Come give our orchestra wings.

HARP representing silver donors (CZK 50,000 or more)

The harp is a special instrument. Its gentle power penetrates reliably even through the massive sound of the whole orchestra. It symbolises the ancient Czech castle Vyšehrad and mythical Czech singers. Let its unique voice be heard.

SOLOISTS soloists are special, just like gold donors (CZK 100,000 or more )

Do you like to play “first fiddle”? Are you accustomed to setting the tone for group efforts towards a great result? Welcome among the leading soloists of our orchestra.



How do we utilize your support?

Our goal is not only to raise the funds so necessary to assure the festival’s quality in programming and organization, but to find support—both material and moral—that will help us develop particular projects closely tied to the festival. We direct the financial gifts, experience, knowledge, and personal engagement of members of the Patrons' Club to the following areas:

  • care for the cultural bequest and legacy of Antonín Dvořák, the most esteemed Czech composer worldwide (the Dvořák Prague Festival),
  • promotion of Czech musical art both at home and abroad (the Antonín Dvořák Prize), and
  • support for young artists, beginning musicians, and youth having an interest in culture (The Antonín Dvořák Prize, Debut Day, and the Youth Club).

The membership in the Patrons' Club is intended for individual or corporate donors. Membership is always valid for one calendar year (one year of the festival). The membership contribution has the form of a gift.


I want to know more and become a member

Submitting the form and the request for information does not obligate you to membership.

My festival seat

You can please yourself or those dear to you by reserving a popular seat at the Rudolfinum or at the Saint Agnes Convent for concerts of the Dvořák Prague Festival. Then, whenever you come to festival concerts, you can be sure that you will always get a seat that is to your liking. By adopting a festival seat you are helping us, and in return you will receive:

  • A reservation of a selected seat in the hall for all Dvořák Prague Festival concerts in that hall during the given year. The reservation is valid for two months beginning with the publication of the festival programme and the launching of ticket sales.
  • Inclusion in the list of supporters on the official Dvořák Prague Festival website.
  • Inclusion in the list of supporters in daily concert programmes.

By adopting your own seat in the hall, you will be contributing towards the rental of concert halls and rehearsal space. Each year, these costs approach a total of three million Czech crowns. The revenue from ticket sales, however, covers only approximately 24% of the festival’s total costs.

You can adopt a seat in the hall for CZK 750 – 4,000. A contribution takes the form of a gift.

To download an information brochure and registration form in PDF format,


For the future

The new programme series For the Future will bring together several projects focusing on the education and support of young artists. Each year, the festival will host the finals concert of the competition Concertino Praga (musicians up to age 15 or 16), will present the Dvořák Prague Youth Philharmonic, with members drawn from the Orchestral Academy at the Summer Music Academy in Kroměříž (musicians 15 to 24 years old), and will introduce the winners of prestigious international competitions in their Prague debut (professional musicians up to age 30).

You can support the programme series For the Future with an individual gift or by purchasing a Donor Ticket to the gala concert in connection with the presentation of the prestigious Antonín Dvořák Prize. In this way, prominent, established artists or ensembles contribute towards the future of musicians who are just beginning to find their way onto the world’s stages.

When purchasing a Donor Ticket through the reservation system, you will be issued a receipt on request for the whole amount of the payment. If you want to support us and need a donation certificate for tax purposes, choose the option of an individual gift separately from the purchase of a ticket. We are ready to advise you as needed.


Book Confession in F Major

Every fan of classical music will enjoy the book of memoirs of the grandson of the composer Antonín Dvořák titled Confession in F Major. Together with it, you will be receiving or giving a membership in the Club of Friends of the Prague Festival.

Antonín Dvořák III died in the spring of 2017. He left behind memoirs in the form of a confession completed half a year before he passed away. His choice of the key F major was not random. As he himself wrote, it is the key of Dvořák’s American Quartet, and it was while listening to that piece that he first became aware he was a descendant of such a famous musician. Antonín Dvořák III did not inherit musical talent, but instead he gave support to those who played a role in preserving the Dvořák legacy. He took part in the inception of the Dvořák Prague Festival, was an honorary member of the festival team, and participated in the festival from the very first concert of the first season. It is therefore no surprise that he also entrusted his manuscript to the festival team, and it was published in the spring of 2018 as a book supplemented with photographs from his family archives and with a complete family tree.

The price of the book and a basic membership in the Club of Friends is CZK 1,500. A contribution takes the form of a gift.


I want to become a Friend of the Festival and get a book of memories of Antonín Dvořák III.

Submitting the form and the request for information does not obligate you to membership.

Magazine of Academy of Classical Music

Treat yourself or a friend to a subscription to the Magazine of the Academy of Classical Music and at the same time support the Dvořák Prague Festival. Beginning in 2018, we are preparing the magazine for our readers twice a year. Together on its pages, we can take a look at the festival programme and get a backstage glimpse of the preparations. Interviews and articles with a lifestyle flavour will introduce you to important artists and figures from the world of classical music, and you will learn a bit of history. We will also devote significant room to philanthropy. In addition, we will keep you informed about the most interesting events in the world of classical music that are tied in with the festival and the activities of the Academy of Classical Music.

Join the supporters of the festival and order our magazine. You will then be mailed both issues we are publishing in 2019. As a bonus, you will also get the complete volume of 2018 issues of the Magazine of the Academy of Classical Music.

A subscription for one calendar year costs CZK 750. A contribution takes the form of a gift.


I want to get Magazine of Academy of Classical Music

Submitting the form and the request for information does not obligate you to membership.

Contact us

Dvořák Prague Festival Patrons' Club
Akademie klasické hudby, z. ú. (Academy of Classical Music, public benefit company)
Malostranské nám. 23/37, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
IČ: 26725347, DIČ: CZ26725347 

Mona Janovská, Fundraising Manager 

Our supporters

With feelings of great respect and gratitude for their confidence we thank all those who share our enthusiasm and supported us in our endeavours in 2020:



Silver Patrons

  • Glatzová & Co.
  • Miroslav Kalousek
  • Touzimsky Kapital

Bronze Patrons

  • Vladimír Dlouhý a Lucie Štouračová
  • Eliška Hašková-Coolidge
  • HKDW legal s.r.o.
  • Miroslav Jandora
  • Zuzana a Radek Janečkovi
  • Ivana Juráňová
  • Pavel Kotásek
  • Ivana Kranichová
  • Jana a Jan Ksandrovi
  • Eva a Petr Luňákovi
  • Dana Mitchell
  • Moravia Systems a. s.
  • Josef Novotný
  • Veronika a Petr Pujmanovi
  • Ivana Simonová
  • Vít Škop
  • Jan Štěrba
  • Luboš Veselý

Copper Patrons

  • Hana Barochová
  • Václav Friedmann
  • Jiří Hrabovský
  • Jaroslava Kubátová
  • Markéta a Luděk Nezbedovi
  • Hana a Martin Toupalovi

Lead Patrons

  • AUDIT SERVIS, spol. s r. o.
  • Natálie Bočorišvili and Tom Schrecker
  • Radovan a Markéta Mayerovi
  • Pavel Šinágl


  • Radka a Josef Bínovi
  • Marie Brožová
  • Karla Bumbálková
  • Alexandr Kadavý
  • Beatrice Leyba
  • Jan Litomiský
  • Keisuke Niikura
  • Lenka Straková
  • Jolana Šoltészová
  • Otto Tyller
  • Jana Voldanová
  • Blanka Zejšková


  • Alexandr Kadavý
  • Kateřina and Tadeáš Kopečkovi
  • Jaroslav Scharf
  • Anna and Valentin Stroyakovski
  • Milena Veselá
  • Barbara and Radka Vondrašovy



  • Eva Buriánková
  • Eliška Hašková-Coolidge
  • Ivana Juráňová
  • Ivo Kahánek
  • Jitka Kratochvílová
  • David Mareček
  • Jan Simon
  • Petra and Stanislav Vohankovi


We also thank others who wish not to be named.