Otakar Ševčík Festival

Experience once-in-a-lifetime moments in the midst of the picturesque Horažďovice town. You will be present to top-class performances of musicians from all over the world in splendid concert halls as well as parks, cafés or in the middle of the night in a church, in the case of thematic concerts.

The concerts of the festival invite the visitors to listen chamber and solo pieces performed by first-class artists, who have accepted the invitation from guarantors of art; violinist Josef Špaček and violoncellist Tomáš Jamník. A concert weekend, during which various places in Horažďovice will fill with music, will be the climax of the festival, with the gala concert on the Hodažďovice’s Mírové náměstí („The Peace Square“) as a cherry on top.

Festival Schedule

Opening concert

Monday, August 3rd 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

Josef Špaček - Violin, Henry Flory - Violin, Tomáš Jamník - Cello, Stanislav Gallin - Piano, Petr Jiříkovský - Piano


B. Martinů: Variations on a Slovak Folk Song
B. Martinů: Duo for Violin and Cello No. 1
C. Debussy: Violin Sonata
M. Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2

Afternoon concert I

Tuesday, August 4th 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Academic Concert I

Wednesday, August 5th 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Afternoon Concert II

Thursday, August 6th 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Chamber Concert

Friday, August 7th 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Horažďovice Chateau – Atrium

Henry Flory - Violin, Eva Jamníková - Violin, Josef Špaček - Violin, Karel Untermüller - Viola, Pavel Nikl - Viola, Tomáš Jamník - Cello, Petra Malíšková - Cello, Stanislav Gallin - Piano


J. Brahms: String Sextet G major, Op. 36
A. Dvořák: Piano Quartet D major, Op. 23

Nocturno

Friday, August 7th 2020 at 10:30 p.m.

Church of St. John the Baptist

Josef Špaček - Violin, Daniela Oerterová - Violin, Karel Untermüller - Viola, Jakub Mayer - Cello, Tomáš Jamník - Cello


F. Schubert: String Quintet C major, D. 956

Morning concert

Saturday, August 8th 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

Horažďovice Chateau – Grand Hall

pupils of the Little Ševčík School and their teachers


Picnic Concert

Saturday, August 8th 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Chateau Gardens (Parkán)

participants of the Ševčík Academy and their lecturers


Espresso Concert

Saturday, August 8th 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Café Kino Otava

participants of the Ševčík Academy and their lecturers


GALA Open-air Concert

Saturday, August 8th 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Peace Square (Mírové náměstí)

Š Orchestra,
students of the Ševčík Academy,
teachers of the Ševčík Academy,
as a guest conductor Jakub Hrůša


Otakar Ševčík: Etude no. 5
Leopold Mozart: Kindersinfonie
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Menuets for 2 Violins a Cello
Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei (arr. for String Orchestra)
Josef Suk: Serenade for String Orchestra E-flat major, Op. 6

Academic Concert III

Monday, August 10th 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Afternoon Concert III

Tuesday, August 10th 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Solo Concert

Tuesday, August 10th 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Josef Špaček - violin, Jan Fišer - violin, Jakub Fišer - viola, Tomáš Jamník - cello, Tomáš Karpíšek - double bass


Tomáš Karpíšek: Suite for Double Bass Solo No. 2 „Images of Lapland“
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 1 G major for Solo Cello
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata No. 1 g minor for Solo Violin
Francesco Geminiani: Sonata B-flat major for Solo Violin (ed. Mario Corti)
Jean‐Marie Leclair: Sonata fo...

Academic Concert III

Wednesday, August 12th 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Closing Concert

Thursday, August 13th 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

Josef Špaček - Violin, Henry Flory - Violin, Daniela Oerterová - Violin, Karel Untermüller - Viola, Tomáš Jamník - Cello, Petra Malíšková - Cello, Tomáš Karpíšek - Double Bass


Gideon Klein: String trio
Niccolò Paganini: Caprice for Violin Solo (selection)
Alfredo Piatti: Caprice for Cello Solo (selection)
Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quartet No. 2 E-flat major, Op. 87

Accompanying events

For participants and public audience


  • exhibition Life and work of Otakar Ševčík

  • lectures and seminars
  • masterclasses
  • "Ševčík's walks"
  • Otakar Ševčík Festival 2020

    3rd–13th August 2020
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