One of the most prestigious international festivals of classical music in Europe Prague Spring 2012 will begin on May 12 in the Czech capital.
Prague Spring festival, which began its existence in the post-war years, became one of the most prestigious music festivals of classical music in Europe attracting each year the most famous soloists and the best European orchestras. Since 1947 the festival includes a contest of young musicians in violin, piano, cello, flute, oboe, French horn, clarinet, bassoon, organ, trombone, harpsichord, and many others.
Such famous international professionals as Mstislav Rostropovich (USSR, cello), Boris Pergamenshchikov (USSR, cello), Martin Kasik (Czech Republic, piano), Ivan Zenaty (Czech Republic, violin), Vladimir Rejlek (Czech Republic, trumpet), Radek Baborak (Czech Republic, French horn), Lubos Hucek (Czech Republic, bassoon), Libena Sequardtova (Czech Republic, oboe), Stefan Margita (Czech Republic, male vocals), Charles Olivieri-Munroe (Canada, conducting), and many other famous musicians became the laureates of this festival.
This year festival Prague Spring, according to the established tradition, opens on May 12 with a concert of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of a talented Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko. The festival will be preceded by the competition Prague Spring in harpsichord and cello. The festival will end on June 3 with a Prague Symphony Orchestra performance.
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