The life and works of the composer Antonín Dvořák are our inexhaustible source of inspiration. He was not only an ingenious composer, but also an important teacher and philanthropist who devoted a large part of his life to passing on his experiences and to supporting young, talented musicians. It is our mission and goal to follow in his footsteps. Come along with us on Dvořák’s path to new worlds, and your reward will be a number of attractive benefits.
Your financial gifts will help us keep the festival’s programmes at a world-class level of quality. You will also help by supporting the rising generations of talented artists and educational programmes for gifted young musicians.
Founded in 2002, the goal of the Academy of Classical Music is to promote and popularise Czech music in the Czech Republic and abroad. Inspired by the legacy of the life and works of the composer Antonín Dvořák, the organisation is gradually expanding the range of its activities, encompassing the dissemination of cultural values, the development of culture in all areas, and last but not least, educating and supporting young artists, novice musicians, and young people with an interest in culture.
Since 2008, the Academy of Classical Music has been presenting the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival, and since 2009 it has been awarding the Antonín Dvořák Prize. Beginning in 2020 it is a co-presenter of the Antonín Dvořák International Radio Competition for Young Musicians Concertino Praga and of the Orchestral Academy at the Summer Music Academy in Kroměříž. The Orchestral Academy is the foundation for a newly created youth ensemble, which will be presenting itself for the first time as the Dvořák Prague Youth Philharmonic on the programme of the 2020 Dvořák Prague International Music Festival.