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Small Country – Great Musicians Forum

Czech composers and instrumentalists have made their mark in the world history of music many times. How is it today? And how does Czech society feel about one of its best exports? In addition to the concerts, the Year of Czech Music will also be dedicated to a panel discussion with the participation of representatives of the state, economists, philosophers, statisticians and patrons who will discuss the phenomenon of the Czech Republic as a superpower of classical music.


At the Prague Spring Festival, it is not only composers from ancient chapters of music history who are remembered. The festival is proud of contemporary Czech composers, whose names are perhaps better known abroad than in this country (as was the case with now-famous names in earlier times). Furthermore, Prague Spring builds on the names of top Czech performers who spread the good name of the Czech Republic abroad. Therefore, the main speaker of the conference will be the conductor Jakub Hrůša, who is the ambassador of the Year of Czech Music at Prague Spring. The conference will be moderated by Saša Michailidis.

The discussion will be held in Czech language, without interpretation.

Confirmed guests of the discussion:

Jakub Hrůša – conductor

Petr Fischer – czech journalist, screenwriter, moderator and philosopher

Jiří Hubač – creative producer of the Czech TV

Tereza Raabová – expert on creative industries, cultural economics and cultural policy

Marek Rojíček – chairman of the Czech Statistical Office

Marek Šulc – representative of the Year of Czech Music project

Pavel Trojan – director of the Prague Spring Festival

Jiří Wald – philanthropist and publisher

29 5 2024
Wednesday 10.00
Expected end of the event 12.00