Student Testimonials

Solo clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic, Walter Sayfarth, works with Prague Summer Nights instrumental student Eric Schultz during a master class.

“Such an incredible experience getting a lesson and performing in a masterclass today with Walter Seyfarth, 30-year clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic, my favorite orchestra. My time in Prague has been a clarinetist’s dream! Very grateful.”

Eric S., clarinet

“Prague Summer Nights was an incredible experience for me. I made friendships that will last a lifetime and learned so much about myself as a performer. Sometimes when you are engrossed in the whirlwind of hard, dedicated work it is difficult to see your own progress. Just months after the program I already feel a difference and ease of approach to my performing, as well as a greater awareness of not only what I can improve, but HOW I can improve. Having sung an opera where Mozart first conducted it is no small honor either! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime.”

– Stephanie K., soprano

“Thank you PRAGUE SUMMER NIGHTS so much for the incredible opportunity to work with you in Prague, and the amazing opportunities I’ve received!”

Isabelle M., cello

“A better experience could not have taken place for me during the first annual Prague Summer Nights Festival. I will forever take with me the memories and knowledge gained during my time with many wonderful musicians. There is not enough thanks I can give for the opportunity to embark on such a momentous musical experience.”

Maya M., Violin

“Thank you so much for the opportunity! I learned so much in that month, that I’m just hoping to retain a tiny bit of it! My teacher even noticed that my high notes have improved in tone. The program was absolutely amazing, and the people you brought together for it were even more so.”

Laura M., voice

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity. It was an amazing experience with countless memories. Thank you again.”

Preet S., cello

“Thank you again for the incredible opportunity! I had an amazing trip and made so many memories.”

Heather G., violin

“Thanks for a great summer! The Prague experience was unforgettable. Thanks again.”

Will R., viola 

“I just wanted to take the opportunity again to thank you for this wonderful program you have created. I am still in awe of what took place over this last month, from Smetana Hall, to the Dvorak Museum, and finally Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre! I honestly don’t know how you did it! I can’t imagine the work you put in to ever get us the permission to step foot in the Estates Theatre, let alone perform and rehearse there. They are amazing! All of the faculty was top notch. This whole experience was otherworldly for me. You have truly put together a tremendous program!  I just wanted to express my enthusiasm in this entire festival, and how much I would like to be involved again! I was very honored to be selected for the program, and to be able to work with Sherrill (Milnes) and Maria Zouves. It was an amazing time, and I would definitely be interested in participating again. Please keep me posted on what you decide upon for next year.  Thank you again so VERY much!”

John H., baritone

“It was a pleasure for me being part of the festival, I learned a lot in Prague! thank you for believing in my talent.”

Brenda I., voice