The Bratislava Music Festival is the most important music festival in Slovak Republic


The Bratislava Music Festival is the most important music festival in Slovak Republic. The festival takes place in the capital Bratislava in the break of September and October. The festival lasts more than two weeks and within the festival programme 20 until 30 concerts are performed.

The Bratislava Music Festival focuses two aspects. The presentation of prominent foreign orchestras, prestigious soloists and excellent conductors. The 53rd year of the festival in 2017 will offer for example Wiener Philharmoniker with Zubin Mehta, the Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev and one of the most important contemporary pianist Evgeny Kissin to name just a few. The prominent  Slovak conductor Juraj Valčuha Slovak has been a regular host of the festival. The53rd year of the festival will start with the resident orchestra the Slovak Philharmonic under the baton of their future chief conductor James Judd.

The Bratislava Music Festival  is also a presentation of important Slovak musicians and orchestras giving opportunities to young talented interpreters. The offered dramaturgy of the festival is opening space also for works that rarely introduced at concert stages. The Slovak Philharmonic – the main organizer of the festival - is supporting creation of new musical opus. This important international festival is held under the patronage of Minister of culture of the Slovak Republic Marek Maďarič.

A part of the festival publicity, in addition to the programme information, is annually a work of art with musical theme by a Slovak artist whose creation is part of an exhibition in the premises of the Slovak Philharmonic.

Prof. Marian Lapšanský is the General Manager of the Slovak Philharmonic

Read more about The Slovak Philharmonic here

Read more about Bratislava Music Festival here.


Managing Director

PhDr. Izabela Pažitková

Composer, Chairman of the Festival committee

Vladimir Godar


T: +421 2 20 47 52 93
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816 01 Bratislava 1

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