ISSEM Valtice | 2.7. - 10. 7. 2022

The timelessness of true Hope that never dies is manifested, among other things, in the sounding music, in the act of musical interpretation. Regardless of all the obstacles and difficulties that this journey brings, we will always strive to capture the original beauty of the compositions and interpret them in such a way that their power and truthfulness will come through to the fullest. We believe that then the music will speak to all of us, to all human souls who are not indifferent to the state of the world. After all, many wonderful compositions by the old masters were written in times when people were at the mercy of devastating wars, disease or material deprivation. More than ever, it is crucial that we let ourselves get “infected” with the beauty, truth and goodness that the timeless music brings, and thus consign inhuman contagions of all kinds to the abyss of history.

This year’s work, discovering and reviving the art of our ancestors, will once again bring together three dozen great lecturers. Among those who will take part in our summer school for the very first time, I would like to mention bassoonist Ondřej Šindelář, violinist Jana Chytilová, flautist Michaela Koudelková, singer Stanislava Mihalcová or director Magdalena Švecová, who will lead a drama class for “nearly adults”. I hope that as many classes as possible – acting, orchestra, choir, dance, chamber music as well as attenders of solo classes – will participate in the final
performance on the theme of Elements in Music, which will be supervised by “our” Lorenzo Charoy from France.

I firmly believe that together we will once again create something special and unique.

Marek Štryncl