After a year-long hiatus, we are back with new energy, new ideas, a new artistic board, and a continued emphasis on our “innovative tradition”, brought to life by the president and founder of the festival Marek Vrabec. The festival enters its third decade of countless innovations while retaining its tried-and-true cookbook of festival programming, made up of a select mix of jazz, classical music, tradition, and experimental. This solid base will be seasoned this year with a blend of world folk, folklore, country, and hip hop to create an all-around concert program unrivalled anywhere in this country.
– those are the most frequent words used to describe our festival over the past 20 years. Our new programming team will not try to veer away from these attributes, but aim to augment them even further. Our artistic board is comprised of eminent artists and experts in various genres and can guarantee both diversity and uncompromising quality. Guy Borg, a person of rare artistic integrity who had previously served as the festival’s director of artistic programming, accepted a position on the board. Petr Ostrouchov, a respected musician, composer, publisher, and producer also joined the board. Finally, Vilém Spilka, well known as the artistic director of the renowned festival JazzFestBrno, joins the teams as the new programme director of the Strings of Autumn.
We look forward to sharing new musical and social experiences with you at the Strings of Autumn 2017!