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, 7 August 2023, 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

Jan Fišer, Niklas Liepe, Jiří Kabát, Tomáš Jamník, Petra Malíšková, Vilém Vlček, Tomáš Karpíšek, Renata Lichnovská, Martin Levický, Stanislav Gallin


Leoš Janáček: Fairy Tale
Zoltán Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello
Antonín Dvořák: Sonatina in G Major, op. 100 (arr. for viola and piano)
Fazil Say: Paganini-Jazz

tickets — adults 280 Kč / senior citizens, students 170 Kč / children 90 Kč

Academic concert I

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 4:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


tickets — adults 100 Kč / senior citizens, students 50 Kč / children free

Academic concert II

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


tickets — adults 100 Kč / senior citizens, students 50 Kč / children free

Academic concert III

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 4:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

young participants of the Ševčík Academy


tickets — adults 100 Kč / senior citizens, students 50 Kč / children free

Chamber music concert

Friday, 11 August 2023, 8:00 p.m.

Horažďovice Chateau – Great Hall

Josef Špaček, Jan Fišer, Niklas Liepe, Jiří Kabát, Tomáš Jamník, Petra Malíšková, string quartet of the Academy of Chamber Music, Stanislav Gallin, Jakub Sládek, Renata Lichnovská


E. Chausson: Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet
V. Novák: Piano Trio No. 2 in D Minor, op. 27, Quasi una ballata
D. Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G Minor, op. 57

tickets — adults 280 Kč / senior citizens, students 170 Kč / children 90 Kč

Nocturne

Friday, 11 August 2023, 10:30 p.m.

Church of St. John the Baptist

Josef Špaček, Niklas Liepe, Jan Fišer, Eva Jamníková, Jiří Kabát, Tomáš Jamník, Vilém Vlček, Jakub Mayer, Tomáš Karpíšek, Markéta Cukrová, Kateřina Valášková, Jan Mikušek, Jakub Hrůša


Mark O'Connor: Appalachia Waltz
Richard Wagner: Träume
Bohuslav Martinů: Variations on a Slovak Folk Song (arr. for cello, strings, and hammer dulcimer)

tickets — adults 250 Kč / senior citizens, students 150 Kč

Morning concert

Saturday, 12 August 2023, 9:30 a.m.

Horažďovice Chateau – Great Hall

pupils of the Little Ševčík School and their teachers


The Little Ševčík Music School for the Ševčík Academy's youngest participants is led by a teaching team that is developing a comprehensive program for the children. This program will be presented at the morning concert at the chateau.

tickets – voluntary donation

Picnic Concert

Saturday, 12 August 2023, 11:00 a.m.

Chateau Gardens (Parkán)

participants of the Ševčík Academy and their teachers


This outdoor matinee concert is perfect for families and anyone else who would like to spread a blanket on the chateau lawn and enjoy live music from up close. The concert will feature the talented young participants of the Ševčík Academy performing together with their teachers.

tickets — family 290 Kč / adults 230 Kč / senior citizens, students 120 Kč / children 60 Kč

Kolach concert

Saturday, 12 August 2023, 3:00 p.m.

Café Okružní

Josef Špaček and participants of the Ševčík Academy


Our popular afternoon concert at Café Okružní will capture your attention with an extraordinary musical program while enamouring your taste buds with coffee and kolaches.

tickets — adults 230 Kč / senior citizens, students 140 Kč / children 60 Kč (price includes coffee and kolach)

GALA Open-air Concert

Saturday, 12 August 2023, 8:00 p.m.

Peace Square (Mírové náměstí), Horažďovice

Orchestra Š, Jan Fišer - violin, Jiří Kabát - viola, conductor - Jakub Hrůša


O. Ševčík: selected études, arranged for orchestra
J. Kabát: Kindersinfonie
S. Havelka: Village Polka
A. Dvořák: Waltzes, op. 54
B. Martinů: Serenade No. 4 (Divertimento)

tickets VIP zone (seated) — adults 350 Kč / senior citizens, students 200 Kč / children 100 Kč
tickets (standing) — free

Voice Class Concert

Monday, 14 August 2023, 8:00 p.m.

Horažďovice Chateau – Great Hall

Markéta Cukrová - voice, Lenka Navrátilová – piano, participants of the Ševčík Academy Voice Class


tickets — adults 230 Kč / senior citizens, students 140 Kč / children 60 Kč

Solo Strings Concert

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 8:00 p.m.

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Jan Fišer, Allan Nilles, Tomáš Jamník, Alena Hron, participants of the Ševčík Academy


tickets — adults 230 Kč / senior citizens, students 140 Kč / children 60 Kč

YOUTH MATINEE

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 11:00 a.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

participants of the Ševčík Academy


tickets – voluntary donation

Orchestra concert

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 8:00 p.m.

Horažďovice Cultural Center

Ševčík Festival Orchestra, Alena Hron - conductor, Jan Fišer - violin, other soloists - participants of the Ševčík Academy


W. A. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat Major, KV 364
V. Novák: Slovácko Suite (selection)

tickets — adults 230 Kč / senior citizens, students 140 Kč / children 60 Kč

Closing Concert

Thursday, August 18th 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Hotel Prácheň – Secession Hall

Jan Fišer, Allan Nilles, Tomáš Jamník, Petra Malíšková, Tomáš Karpíšek and participants of the Ševčík Academy together with Czech folk musicians Miroslav Kolacia and Petr Mička's Horňácká muzika


tickets — adults 280 Kč / senior citizens, students 170 Kč / children 90 Kč

Accompanying events

For participants and public audience


  • exhibition Life and work of Otakar Ševčík

  • lectures and seminars
  • masterclasses
  • "Ševčík's walks"
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