LEDNICE|VALTICE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020
3.-17. 10. 2020
LEDNICE-VALTICE MUSIC FESTIVAL (LVHF) regularly returns to popular venues (Valtice chateau, Lednice castle), but it also experiments by discovering new spaces by Liechtenstein architects for listeners (Wilfersdorf chateau, Pond Chateau, etc.). LVHF offers a programme brochure to its visitors that is enriched by valuable information about the architecture of the venues of individual concerts.
For centuries, the Liechtensteins have been rulers, politicians, warriors, landlords and drivers of progress in their field of activity in the Lednice-Valtice area. They tried to create everything in such symbiosis that would guarantee their spiritual immortality, which was being ensured to the nobility ensured for instance by seeking inspiration in various cultures. Folklore and traditional motifs are the common denominator of the festival’s fifth edition music programme.
Even though the folk music stands in apparent contrast to the refined aesthetics of classical music, composers have been finding an invaluable inspiration in it for centuries. The audience will be able to meet the legacy of folk music at the beginning of the festival, when the world-renowned quartet Janoska Ensemble (Slovakia) will perform in Lednice Castle Riding School, which will show off a geyser of virtuosity and unrestrained spontaneity.
Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band (USA) will arrive from great distance to offer an unusual combination of klezmer and classical music to the listeners from Břeclav. Prior to the concert, PhDr. Alena Kaňová will talk about the important Jewish family of the Kuffners.
Also, we can trace the signs of sympathy towards non-European cultures in the family of Liechtenstein, whose architects brought the influences of Arab culture or the far east to the landscape of today’s Lednice-Valtice area. Examples include the Maori Waterworks, the Chinese Pavilion or the famous Minaret. The mix of distant cultures will be represented in the programme by the music of the Orient and South America performed by Borusan Quartet (Turkey). Oriental motifs in the Lednice park will be discussed by doc. Ing. Přemysl Krejčiřík, Ph.D.
Moreover, Janáček Chamber Orchestra will accompany the Czech violinist Václav Hudeček. The program at the Mikulov Chateau will be enriched by the Ensemble Flair, which is based on the folk tradition of Moravia.
The 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Czech pedagogue, composer and lover of folk culture, Vítězslav Novák, will not be omitted, as his compositions will be performed by the young Czech ensemble Lobkowicz Trio at the Pond Chateau near Lednice.
The contemporary project of violinist Markéta Janoušková FolkloreClassic, which combines folk elements with classical music, will be offered to the listeners in Austria at Wilfersdorf Castle, which is located near Valtice.
Guitarist Andrea Gonzalez Caballero (Spain), the laureate of several prestigious international competitions, will perform at the Valtice Castle Theater, which will introduce the vivacious compositions of Spanish authors.
The jubilee fifth edition will be concluded by the iconic group Čechomor, which has been oscillating between classical music and Moravian folklore for several decades. It will be accompanied by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra from Olomouc.
The festival concerts will also be complemented by the vernissage of the painter and graphic artist Antonín Vojtek, which will bring visitors closer to the historical connection of folk culture in South Moravia.
The local children will be delighted by the Czech Radio Trio at four educational concerts in Břeclav, Valtice, Lednice and Mikulov.
This year’s LVHF 2020 is presented again under the patronage of the Governor of the South Moravian Region, JUDr. Bohumil Šimek.
This year’s LVHF 2020 is presented under the patronage of Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, PhDr. Lubomír Zaorálek