Antonín Dvořák – his name and works are known to all classical music lovers, and not only to them. An intellectual, an enormously versatile and prolific author, the most frequently played Czech composer around the world and the most famous Czech figure in the arts, an important teacher, and actually a philanthropist as well, who spent a large portion of his life supporting and educating young, talented musicians. His music, immanently Czech yet with an enormous international reach, has been of enormous importance to the reception of Czech culture around the world. Already during his lifetime, Antonín Dvořák was regarded as one of the greatest composers, yet he was known for his modesty and patriotism. Undoubtedly for most of us, he is a source of inspiration as more than just a musician.
Our mission and goal is to follow in his footsteps. Come along with us on Dvořák’s path to new worlds.
“I’m glad that the music of my great-great-grandfather has been undergoing a renaissance in recent years, not only in the Czech Republic, but also all around the world. Even after more than a hundred years, his music has enormous power to bring people together, to open up new horizons to them, and to speak to new generations. On behalf of the entire Dvořák family, I am honoured to thank everyone who is helping to preserve his legacy.”
Markéta Dvořáková, great-great-granddaughter of Antonín Dvořák
We direct the money, experience, knowledge, and personal involvement of our supporters into the following areas:
The chief idea behind the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival has been to promote the reputation of Czech culture at home and abroad through the legacy of the works of Antonín Dvořák, his contemporaries, and his pupils. The support of private donors is important to the festival’s stability, representing approximately 50% of its budget. It is with the hope that we will be able to join forces with other enthusiasts who also want to support a feeling of national pride among the Czech people that we have founded the Dvořák Prague Friends Club.
The expansion of our activities will be seen directly in the programming of the Dvořák Prague Festival. 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.
We promise that not a single crown of your money will be spent on a wrong note. We will gladly answer any questions you may have, and we will give you our personal attention.
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