The Bratislava Music Festival is the most important music festival in Slovak Republic. The festival takes place in the capital Bratislava in the break of September and October. The festival lasts more than two weeks and within the festival programme 20 until 30 concerts are performed.
When Valery Gergiev became Principal Conductor in 1995 he and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra founded an ambitious multi-day musical event: the Gergiev Festival. Every year the event brings the very best classical musicians to Rotterdam to perform symphonical and chamber music repertoire grouped around a central historical or musical theme.
Summer Festivities of Early Music are the largest and oldest continually running festival focussing on historical performing arts organised in Prague. Since its establishment in 2000 it has become acknowledged for its carefully prepared, thematic programming and for the high level of performance guaranteed by some of the foremost specialists – instrumentalists and ensembles, vocal artists, conductors, dance and theatre companies – from various countries around the world. Many festival projects introduce historical music in modern Czech or world premieres.