The Moravian Autumn festival ranks among the most important cultural events in the Czech Republic. It was established as the Brno International Music Festival in 1966 when, following years of strict isolation imposed by hard-line communism, the activities of Brno artistic institutions were once again acquiring an international dimension, and the responses to its first year were very positive.

The festival invites orchestras to Brno that were previously passing Europe by, alongside top chamber ensembles and the world’s most celebrated soloists. It is not only a festival of “interpretation” which seeks to bring to Brno the cream of the world’s performers and to compare them with first-class home musicians, but also a festival of “programming”, one that is not only about “stars” (and certainly not about “competition” between them), but also about “substance”.
Moravian Autumn takes pride in seeking new and interesting threads of programming, approaching living composers and giving them commissions. The festival also draws attention to young performers, giving them an opportunity to display their developing talents.

The festival has its own website.

Upcoming concerts

october 2019

mon07oct19:00WEINBERG 100 – I / Moravian AutumnWEINBERG sonatas Nr. 1– 6 (complete) for violin and piano
Milan Paľa violin, Ladislav Fanzowitz piano
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:ChamberFestivals:Moravský podzim

thu10oct19:00ANDERSZEWSKI AND MOZART / Moravian AutumnPOULENC Sinfonietta
SATIE / arr. DEBUSSY Gymnopedia Nr. 1 and 3
MOZART Piano concertos Nr. 12 in A Major and Nr. 17 in G Major
Basel Chamber Orchestra, conductor Piotr Anderszewski piano
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:Orchestral ,20th and 21st centuries,ClassicismFestivals:Moravský podzim

sat12oct19:00VERSAILLES / Moravian AutumnRAMEAU, COUPERIN, LULLY, D’ANGLEBERT,
ROYER, CHARPENTIER, BALBASTRE
Alexandre Tharaud piano
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:ChamberFestivals:Moravský podzim

sun13oct19:00WEINBERG 100 – II / Moravian AutumnWEINBERG sonatas Nr. 1– 6 (complete) for violin and piano
Milan Paľa violin, Ladislav Fanzowitz piano
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:ChamberFestivals:Moravský podzim

mon14oct19:00DANCE OF THE SUN / Moriavn AutumnLULLY Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
MOZART Symphony Nr. 40 in g minor
Geneva Camerata, conductor David Greilsammer,
choreographer Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:Orchestral ,ClassicismFestivals:Moravský podzim

wed16oct19:00DAVIES +EÖTVÖS = 150 / CLOSING CONCERT / Moravian AutumnMOZART The Abduction from the Seraglio, ouverture
EÖTVÖS Dialogue with Mozart, Seven for violin and orchestra
BARTÓK Dance Suite, Divertimento
Akiko Suwanai violin, Brno Philharmonic,
conductors Dennis Russell Davies and Peter Eötvös
19:00 Besední důmGenre and style:Orchestral ,Cross-overFestivals:Moravský podzim