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The distinguished Prague Summer Nights Festival Orchestra performs three symphonic concerts in three cities in addition to two fully-staged opera productions in the Estates Theatre. Members of the orchestra receive masterclasses and private lessons from renowned clinicians. In 2024, the Festival Orchestra returns to Smetana Hall, one of the most stunning venues in Europe, to perform the world premiere of Ukranian composer Iryna Aleksiychuk's Go with the Wind, along with Dvořák's monumental Symphony No. 9 "From the New World."  For this performance, students in the Festival Orchestra will perform side-by-side with eight members the Czech Philharmonic, who will serve as musical ambassadors throughout the program.



June 21

June 27

July 5

July 11

July 12

July 13

July 14

Divadlo Oskara Nedbala, Tábor

Mahler Festival, Jihlava

Smetana Hall, Prague

Le nozze di Figaro, Estates Theatre

Don Giovanni, Estates Theatre
Le nozze di Figaro, Estates Theatre

Don Giovanni, Estates Theatre

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Smetana Hall, Prague


Dvořák Symphony No. 7

Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Dvořák Symphony No. 9

Mozart Le nozze di Figaro

Mozart Don Giovanni

Aleksiychuk Go with the Wind


Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Nedbal Valse Triste

Smetana Vltava (The Moldau)

Smetana Hall, Prague


During the third week of the festival, musicians from the Czech Philharmonic will join the Prague Summer Nights Festival Orchestra in a brand new side-by-side mentorship program, offering students the once in a lifetime opportunity to study Dvořák's music with members of Dvořák's own orchestra. 


Each member of the PSN orchestra will receive at least one 45-minute private lesson and there will be additional opportunities to participate in masterclasses throughout the program. 

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Ondrej Skopovy, Violin

Dominik Travnicek, Viola

Eduard Šístek, Cello

Vladislav Borovka, Oboe

Martin Petrák, Bassoon

Hana Sapáková , Horn

Application Requirements

Please prepare one movement of a standard concerto and three (3) standard, contrasting orchestral excerpts.

Rolling admission - Priority deadline December 1

Final Deadline January 15

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