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About the festival

 

Since 2006, the American Spring International Music Festival has been presenting first-class artists and young musical talents to spectators in Prague and other cities throughout the Czech Republic. Every year, the program offers concerts of jazz and classical music, workshops with leading personalities of the music world, theater, film and stage performances, as well as discussions on current social issues. The concept of the festival is based on mutual cultural relations and cooperation between America and the Czech Republic. Due to the current situation, the 16th year of the festival will take place in the autumn of 2021 and will present the programs of top Czech artists.

 

People

Zdenka Součková

director

 

Zdenka has been running the American Spring Festival since 2015. She graduated from the Prague Conservatory in the field of opera singing with Professor Brigita Šulcová, majored in cultural studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, and in ethology at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University.

Under her leadership, the festival program has continued to expand. She has succeeded in reaching out to outstanding artists from America and the Czech Republic and inviting them to participate in the festival. Zdenka Součková has built new important international contacts and developed them to further enhance the festival quality and profile.

Jan Bartoš

artistic director

 

Jan is described as “one of Europe’s best pianists” and “a sensitive and sophisticated performer”. His albums for Supraphon have been recognized by both domestic and foreign critics (Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, The Sunday Times, Diapason, and many others). Jan Bartoš has performed in many European countries as well as in Asia and the U.S. (Carnegie Hall, Juilliard School, Rockefeller University, New York). In 2009, he debuted in New York in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with Manhattan Philharmonic. Jan Bartoš is the winner of three competitions in New York – 2009 Mieczyslaw Munz, 2008 Zaslavsky-Koch and 2004 Peter S. Reed. He is also a holder of the prestigious Rucorva Trust Award in the Netherlands, the Schimmel Prize in Germany and a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. He holds a Professional Studies Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music in New York and a doctorate from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Tobiáš Grolich
Author of visual style

Tomáš Pokorný
Marketing 

Kristýna Řeháčková
Marketing
kristyna.rehackova@americkejaro.cz

Daniel Koubek
Production and ticket distribution
daniel.koubek@americkejaro.cz