Orchestral Program

Orchestral musicians are invited to participate in a rigorous program of instruction and performance including major orchestral concerts, chamber music, opera orchestra performances, masterclasses and private lessons.

Participants will have the opportunity to perform orchestral programs in world-class venues and some of Europe’s most historic halls, including an orchestral concert and performances of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Le nozze di Figaro in the Estates Theater, the only theater left standing where Mozart conducted.  

Chamber music performances will be given at the Gothic Hall in Tabor, built in 1521, and the Rudolfinum in Prague, the home of the Czech Philharmonic.  

Instrumentalists will have have coachings and masterclasses from members of the festival faculty, including members of professional European orchestras and principal players from the Berlin and Czech and Philharmonic. Instrumental musicians will also have the opportunity to take private lessons with leading teachers from the Prague Conservatory, where Antonín Dvořák was once the director.

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Orchestral Program Performances: 

  • Three (3) orchestra concerts of major symphonic repertoire in historic halls of Prague and surrounding cities, including an orchestra concert at the Estates Theater 
  • Fully-staged opera productions of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Le nozze di Figaro in the Estates Theater
  • Chamber music performances in the Rudolfinum of Prague and the Gothic Hall in Tábor

Program Highlights:

  • Orchestra and opera rehearsals and performances
  • Masterclasses with orchestral players from major orchestras in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria
  • Intensive workshops with major orchestra musicians
  • Chamber Music rehearsals, coachings and performances
  • Opportunities to attend rehearsals at the Czech National Theatre, the Prague Symphony or the Czech Philharmonic