The Lednice-Valtice Music Festival 2021 has ended. We thank to the audience and to the partners of the festival!

The 6th Lednice-Valtice Music Festival has ended on Saturday 16 October 2021, which marked the culmination of the largest European exhibition of Antonio Vivaldi’s work in the last fifty years. From September 23 to October 16, Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704, Ensemble Matheus, Concerto Aventino, Ensemble Scaramuccia (Czech debut), Gli Incogniti, Accademia Bizantina, Collegium Marianum, Musica Florea and Europa Galante (Czech debut) performed in 9 concerts. Countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński and violinist Fabio Biondi were performing in their Czech debuts. The festival presented the contemporary world premiere of Vivaldi’s aria “Eja voce sonora laeti cantate” RV Anh 59.29 and Concert in C for oboe, strings and basso continuo in the arrangement for baroque transverse flute by Vivaldi’s pupil František Jiránek. The concerts were complemented by freely accessible lectures by the Czech musicologist Václav Kapsa and the director of the Italian Institute of Antonio Vivaldi in Venice Francesco Fanna and photographs exhibition of the Lednice-Valtice area in cooperation with Nadační fond Moravská krása (Moravian Beauty Endowment Fund), which can be viewed free of charge until 30 November when presenting festival ticket. As usual, there were also educational programmes for children from the region. This year, the festival introduced two new locations: Chateau de Frontière and newly renovated Belveder in Valtice.

Despite the difficult situation, this year’s overall attendance reached 91 percent. In total, the festival welcomed 2,400 spectators from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain. Also, the festival offered four streams of concerts: 23 September (Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704), 2 October (Jakub Józef Orliński & Ensemble Matheus), 9 October (Delphine Galou & Accademia Bizantina) and 16 October (Fabio Biondi & Europa Galante). The recording of the concert of Jakub Józef Orliński & Ensemble Matheus can be viewed until 2 November at Part of the online entrance fees will go to support the collection Pro Moravu (For Moravia), organized by the Via Foundation, which LVMF joined only a few hours after the devastating tornado in South Moravia. To this day, festival was able to contribute CZK 55.469.

The festival was referred in both Czech (Česká televize, Český rozhlas, Deník, Lidové noviny, Harmonie, KlasikaPlus, OperaPlus, Radio ZET and others) and European media (Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Spain and the worldwide cultural portal In cooperation with CzechTourism, Centre of Tourism in South Moravia and Czech centres, the festival held a meeting of journalists from fourteen leading European media focused on culture and tourism.

The festival could not be realized in such a quality without the support of both the public and private sectors. The basis of the financial stability of the festival this year was the support of companies operating in the region of South Moravia, whose loyalty and help even in difficult times of pandemic festival highly values. For the 6th time, the general partner was ZFP GROUP a.s. The principal partners were STAVEBNÍ FIRMA PLUS s.r.o., AlcaPlast s.r.o., ALBAform Inc. and CZECH FUND. The festival was held with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, South Moravian Region, City of Břeclav, City of Valtice and City of Lednice, State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic and Lednice-Valtice Area. This year’s festival was also supported by the foreign institutes: Italian Cultural Institute in Prague, Acción cultural española AC/E and French Institute in Prague. Members of the newly established LVMF Patronage Club also made a significant financial contribution to this year’s festival success. The main media partners were Česká televize (Czech TV) and Deník. The 6th Lednice-Valtice Music Festival was included by the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic among the priority events in the region of South Moravia through the CzechTourism.

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