Tours and Festivals


In the second half of 2022, the Czech Philharmonic will participate in the music festivals Prague Spring, Smetana's Litomyšl and Dvořák's Prague. The first Czech orchestra will play a total of 25 concerts on foreign stages, all under the baton of its chief conductor and music director Semyon Byčkov.

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Prague Spring

Prague Spring

20 May 2022 — 26 May 2022

The year was 1946, and the very first Prague Spring international festival of classical music was taking place in Prague. The world-famous conductor Rafael Kubelík took the initiative in establishing the festival, and Dr. Edvard Beneš served as the festival patron, establishing a tradition that continues to this day.

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Smetana's Litomyšl

Smetana's Litomyšl

1 Jul 2022 — 2 Jul 2022

In accordance with tradition, the Czech Philharmonic will conclude its 126th season with two appearances at the Smetana’s Litomyšl National Festival. Leading it this time will be its principal guest conductor Jakub Hrůša. Joining them on the first evening will be the pianist Lukáš Vondráček.

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Bad Kissingen 2022

Bad Kissingen 2022

8 Jul 2022

After a long break caused by the covid pandemic, the Czech Philharmonic will return to the Bad Kissingen. The orchestra will perform at the Kissinger Sommer music festival together with the holder of many international awards, violinist Isabelle Faust. Under the baton of conductor Petr Popelka, compositions by Czech composers will be performed.

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European Summer Festivals 2022

European Summer Festivals 2022

20 Aug 2022 — 28 Aug 2022

Summer festivals will open and conclude the tours of the Czech Philharmonic in its 127th season. In August 2022 the orchestra is headed for the Scottish city Edinburgh, where it will perform two different programmes, one with Czech music and the other with Mahler. Both concerts will be under the baton of the chief conductor Semyon Bychkov.

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Dvořákova Praha

Dvořákova Praha

19 Sep 2022

The Dvořák Prague festival has joined forces with the Czech Philharmonic and its Chief Conductor Semyon Bychkov in order to jointly follow on from the previous activities of the festival’s Opera in Concert series with a performance of Dvořák’s operatic gem.

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Slovakia 2022

Slovakia 2022

30 Sep 2022

Right after the opening concerts at the Rudolfinum, the Czech Philharmonic will present the same programme in Bratislava. The Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili will play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, and the orchestra’s chief conductor Semyon Bychkov has chosen Strauss’s Alpine Symphony for the second half of the programme.

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European Tour 2022

European Tour 2022

17 Oct 2022 — 26 Oct 2022

A highpoint of the season will be the big tour in October to some of Europe’s most famous concert halls in conjunction with the Czech presidency of the Council of the EU. The orchestra will travel to Hamburg, Munich, Essen, Cologne, Luxembourg, Paris, and Brussels. Gautier Capuçon and Víkingur Ólafsson will be appearing as soloists.

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Variations 2022

Variations 2022

12 Nov 2022

In 2021, the festival tradition Variations began as a joint project of the Czech Philharmonic and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. This year the orchestra comes to the Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre with the young chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Domingo Hindoyan.

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Spring Tour 2023

Spring Tour 2023

27 Mar 2023 — 4 Apr 2023

In spring 2023 the Czech Philharmonic is going on tour to Graz, Vienna, Budapest, Zagreb, Aix-en-Provence, and Milan, where the orchestra last played at the Teatro alla Scala in 1962 under the baton of Karel Ančerl. This time, Semyon Bychkov will conduct, and the soloist for selected concerts is the pianist Seong-Jin Cho.

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Mahler-Festival 2023

Mahler-Festival 2023

28 May 2023

Mahler’s symphonies appear not only in the recording schedule of the Czech Philharmonic or in its Prague season, but also on tour. At the Leipzig Gewandhaus Mahler Festival, the orchestra will play the Sixth Symphony, in which the composer attempted to depict his wife Alma. Leading the top Czech orchestra will be its chief conductor Semyon Bychkov.

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Bad Kissingen 2023

Bad Kissingen 2023

7 Jul 2023 — 8 Jul 2023

In recent years, Bad Kissingen has been a regular tour destination of the Czech Philharmonic. With its chief conductor Semyon Bychkov, the orchestra returns in July 2023 to give two concerts.

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