Festival news

Tune in with us to the wave of classical music and find out what's new at the Dvořák Prague Festival.


New programme series

The Dvořák Prague Festival at Bořislavka is a new programme series that highlights the connection that binds Karel Komárek and his foundation to the Dvořák Prague Festival, of which he is the biggest patron. Locating a new concert series at the Bořislavka Centre, the new headquarters of the Karel Komárek Family Foundation, is an expression of the foundation’s solidarity with the festival. This symbolic connection is further strengthened by the fact that the programme of this series is devoted predominantly to young performers. The foundation intensively supports their artistic development in cooperation with the presenter of the Dvořák Prague Festival, the Academy of Classical Music.

The format for all these concerts will be a “soirée”, meaning concerts in the early evening with less emphasis on formality but with the intention of offering a musical experience to everyone who lives or works near the Bořislavka Centre.

The opening concert of the series on 13 September 2022 has been entrusted to the Epoque Quartet, whose music speaks to listeners of all generations with its synthesis of classics, pop, and jazz. The other concerts will belong to the youngest stars in the musical firmament: on 15 September we will hear the winners of Concertino Praga 2021, the duo of the violinist Kristian Mráček and the cellist David Pěruška accompanied by the pianist Veronika Jaklová. On Tuesday, 20 September, one of the most promising young Czech ensembles, the Kukal Quartet, will introduce itself with the pianist Matouš Zukal. The whole series will conclude on 22 September with the very youngest perspective performers who are receiving systematic instruction from the piano virtuoso Ivo Kahánek and the Czech Philharmonic concertmaster Jan Fišer.

Each concert will last about an hour and will take place in the foyer of the Bořislavka Center at 5.30 pm.


Tickets are already being sold to the 2022 Dvořák Prague Festival

We announced the complete programme of this year’s festival on Tuesday, 29 March, and we began advance ticket sales. You can now choose from among over 20 concerts. Our programme includes popular established features and several innovations.

Are you attracted by great orchestras? Then choose an evening with the Cleveland Orchestra and its chief conductor Franz Welser-Möst on Sunday, 11 September or the appearance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Vasily Petrenko and the soloist Lukáš Vondráček on 14 September.

We are very pleased that Argentina’s legendary pianist Martha Argerich will appear at the Rudolfinum’s Dvořák Hall on 24 September in her first visit to the Czech capital in nearly 50 years. Or do you prefer our Chamber Series? For the next three seasons, its curator will be the Pavel Haas Quartet, which will join with top quartets from this country and abroad in successively performing all of Antonín Dvořák’s string quartets along with a selection of other works. For example, you can look forward to a concert of the Juilliard String Quartet on Thursday, 15 September.

A new feature of our programming is the Dvořák Prague Festival at Bořislavka, a series of less formal soiree concerts at the headquarters of our chief patron, the Karel Komárek Family Foundation. We are returning to our highly successful series of masterclasses, and among the mentors will be the pianist Lukáš Vondráček.


The Appearance by Russian Conductor Valery Gergiev is cancelled

In response to the military attack of Russian armed forces against Ukraine, the organizers of the Dvořák Prague Festival decided that Russian conductor Valery Gergiev is not going to lead the Munich Philharmonic orchestra with cellist Truls Mørk on 9 September 2022.

“We can neither ignore the current events in Ukraine nor fail to show our solidarity with the innocent victims of the war that has begun. Our festival is taking clear action by cancelling the appearance by the conductor Valery Gergiev because of his historically documented support for Russia’s aggressive foreign policy and for President Putin himself. We cannot remain indifferent in this situation, which concerns all of us who live for democracy however much we would like to separate politics from the arts,” explains Robert Kolář, director of the Academy of Classical Music, organizer of the festival.

We are in negotiations to contract another conductor to lead the orchestra at the concert on 9 September 2022. The name will be announced shortly. Of course, we are offering a refund to those who do not wish to attend the concert anymore. Please email us at vstupenky@dvorakovapraha.cz.


Entries for Concertino Praga 2022 are open until the end of March

Young musicians, if on 16th September 2022 you are less than 16 or 17 years old (please see details) and you feel like comparing yourselves with other colleagues, you can submit your recordings for the 56th Antonín Dvořák International Radio Competition Concertino Praga in solo category until 31 March 2022. The final round will take place live as part of the Dvořák Prague Festival on 16th September. Apart from that experience, you could gain interesting prizes, make new friends and the winner gets to make a professional radio recording. We look forward to hearing from you!


PF 2022

Thank you for the support and favour you have given our festival. 

Our New Year’s wish is that you will enjoy good health, contentment, and time spent in pleasant company. It is our firm belief that our festival can be a part of that! We will be looking forward to seeing you again at the end of the summer, when the 2022 Dvořák Prague Festival begins on 8 September.


We have launched our Christmas advance sales

We launched our Christmas advance sales on Wednesday 24 November. You can already select the tickets you want for next year or ask Santa for them. The offer includes three concerts at the 2022 Dvořák Prague Festival: the Münchner Philharmoniker with their principal conductor Valery Gergiev on 9 September, a concert performance of Dvořák’s famous opera Rusalka with the Czech Philharmonic, its principal conductor Semyon Bychkov and the soprano Asmik Grigorian on 19 September and a performance by the excellent Jerusalem Quartet as part of the Chamber Series on 20 September 2022.


We have a new ticket seller

We transitioned to a new ticketing system in November 2021. When purchasing tickets on our website, you will now be redirected to the Enigoo system. There, you can purchase an e-ticket or make a reservation and then pay for the ticket and pick it up from any of the 7500 Sazka terminals nationwide.

We also offer tickets with a gift motif; this option applies to anyone who purchases an e-ticket. Once you receive your e-ticket, contact us and we will send you your tickets in the gift format by post or you can pick them up from our office. You will find all the details in the confirmation email sent to you after completing your purchase.

Ticket sales for the entire festival will commence in March 2022 and this will also be accompanied by the launch of a new loyalty program. Credits for this year’s Christmas advance sales will also be credited to all those who register.