Prague Autumn International Music Festival
Prague Autumn International Music Festival (1991-2008) was the second largest classical music festival in Prague held annually in September. It was organised under the auspices of Václav Klaus, president of the Czech republic and was co-produced by the City of Prague.
The history of the festival began early after the Velvet revolution. A large range of stars from all over the world has appeared at the festival since the beginning. During the last 14 years have performed 66 orchestras, 96 conductors, 122 singers, 53 pianists, 31 violin players, 24 cellists, 16 choirs, 6 chamber ensembles, and 23 other instrumentalists. The number of attendees approaches 270 000, plus millions of radio listeners all around the world and domestic TV watchers.
Stars of the festival
- Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Zubin Mehta
- Bruckner Orchester Linz
- RSO Wien with Bertrand de Billy
- Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra with Yuri Simonov
- Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala with Riccardo Muti
- Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn
- State Symphony Capella of Russia with Valeri Polyansky
- Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
- Budapest Festival Orchestra with Iván Fischer
- Mariinsky Theater Orchestra St. Petersburg with Valeri Gergiev
- BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov
- BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda
- Bamberger Symphoniker with Jonathan Nott
- Among the chamber orchestra belong English and Scottish Chamber, London Brass Virtuosi, City of London Sinfonia, Mozarteum Salzburg, Sinfonia Varsovia with Krszysztof Penderecki or Ensemble orchestral de Paris with John Nelson.
conductors and soloists: Marin Alsop, Semyon Bychkov, James DePreist, Iván Fischer, Valery Gergiev, Marek Janowski, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Gianandrea Noseda, Jonathan Nott, Krzysztof Penderecki, Ilan Volkov, Maxim Fedotov, Vadim Gluzman, Leonidas Kavakos, Shlomo Mintz, Vadim Repin, Isaac Stern, Steven Isserlis, Boris Pergamenschikov, Heinrich Schiff, Yefim Bronfman, Barry Douglas, Hélène Grimaud, Arcadi Volodos, Gábor Boldoczki, Galina Gorchakova etc.