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 venues as well as parks, cafés or in the middle of the night in a church.

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 orchestral Gala Concert at the Hodažďovice’s Mírové náměstí („The Peace Square“) as a cherry on top.

Festival Schedule

Opening concert

Monday, August 9th 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

Josef Špaček, Jan Fišer, Henry Flory – housle, Allan Nilles – viola, Tomáš Jamník – violoncello, Stanislav Gallin, Petr Jiříkovský, Lukáš Vondráček – klavír


Bedřich Smetana: Z domoviny
Robert Schumann: Adagio a Allegro, op. 70
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonáta pro housle a klavír h moll, KV 454
Ludwig van Beethoven: Klavírní sonáta č. 27 e moll, op. 90
Bohuslav Martinů: Duo pro housle a violoncello č. 2

Afternoon concert I

Tuesday, August 10th 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Academic Concert I

Wednesday, August 11th 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Afternoon Concert II

Thursday, August 12th 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Espresso Concert

Friday, August 13th 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Café Kino Otava

participants of the Ševčík Academy and their lecturers


Chamber Concert

Friday, August 13th 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Horažďovice Chateau – Big Hall

Daniela Oerterová, Josef Špaček, Henry Flory – housle, Allan Nilles – viola, Tomáš Jamník, Petra Malíšková – violon- cello, Jakub Hrůša, Stanislav Gallin, Petr Jiříkovský – klavír, Markéta Cukrová – zpěv


Josef Suk: Elegie, op. 23
Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve
Antonín Dvořák: Maličkosti, op. 47
Johannes Brahms: Klavírní kvartet g moll, op. 25

Nocturno

Friday, August 13th 2021 at 10:30 p.m.

Church of St. John the Baptist

Jan Fišer - Violin, Daniela Oerterová - Violin, Eva Jamníková - Violin, Allan Nilles - Viola, Josef Špaček - Viola, Tomáš Jamník - Cello, Jakub Mayer - Cello, Tomáš Karpíšek - Double Bass, Wies de Boevé - Bouble Bass


Antonín Dvořák: Nocturne in B major
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen (arr. for string septet)

Morning concert

Saturday, August 14th 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

Horažďovice Chateau – Grand Hall

pupils of the Little Ševčík School and their teachers


Picnic Concert

Saturday, August 14th 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Chateau Gardens (Parkán)

participants of the Ševčík Academy and their lecturers


Concert miniatures

Saturday, August 14th 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Horažďovice Chateau – Grand Hall

Lukáš Vondráček and participants of the Ševčík Academy


A little piece for piano solo and for strings with piano accompaniment

GALA Open-air Concert

Saturday, August 14th 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Peace Square (Mírové náměstí)

účinkuje conductor Jakub Hrůša and string "Orchestra Š", participants and lecturers of the Ševčík Academy


Otakar Ševčík: Etude No. 5
Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22

Voice Class Concert

Sunday, August 15th 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Horažďovice Chateau – Big Hall

Markéta Cukrová and participants of the Ševčík Academy Voice Class


Academic Concert II

Monday, August 18th 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Afternoon Concert III

Tuesday, August 17th 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Solo Concert

Tuesday, August 17th 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

programme t.b.a.


Afternoon Concert IV

Wednesday, August 18th 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Piano Class Concert

Wednesday, August 18th 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Horažďovice Chateau – Grand Hall

Lukáš Vondráček and participants of the Ševčík Academy Piano Class


Closing Concert

Thursday, August 19th 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

programme t.b.a.


Accompanying events

For participants and public audience


  • exhibition Life and work of Otakar Ševčík

  • lectures and seminars
  • masterclasses
  • "Ševčík's walks"
  • Otakar Ševčík Festival 2021

    9th–19th August 2021
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