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 - Violin, Jan Fišer - Violin, Henry Flory - Violin, Allan Nilles - Viola, Tomáš Jamník - Cello, Tomáš Karpíšek - Double bass, Stanislav Gallin - Piano, Petr Jiříkovský - Piano


Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 Gioacchino Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass D major Bohuslav Martinů: Variations on a theme by Rossini Otakar Ševčík: Czech Dances and Airs

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 12th 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Afternoon Concert II

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

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Espresso Concert

Saturday, August 14th 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

Lukáš Vondráček - Piano, Jakub Hrůša - Piano, Josef Špaček - Violin, Jan Fišer - Violin, Allan Nilles - Viola, Petra Malíšková - Cello, Tomáš Jamník - Cello


Josef Suk: Elegy, Op. 23
Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet A major, Op. 81

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


Koncertní drobnosti

sobota 14. srpna 2021 od 16:00

velký sál Zámku Horažďovice

účinkují klavírista Lukáš Vondráček, účastníci a účastnice Ševčíkovy akademie


Drobné skladby pro klavír sólo a pro smyčcové nástroje s doprovodem klavíru.

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

Afternoon Concert III

Monday, August 16th 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Academic Concert III

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

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


Koncert klavírní třídy

pondělí 16. srpna 2021 od 20:00

velký sál Zámku Horažďovice

účinkují klavírista Lukáš Vondráček, účastníci a účastnice klavírní třídy


Program bude upřesněn

Afternoon Concert IV

Tuesday, August 10th 2020 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 V

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

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


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

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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