The International Music Festival Český Krumlov is the longest-running summer music festival in the Czech Republic, having been established in 1992. Offering a wide range of musical genres performed by world-renowned Czech and international artists, the Festival is held every July and August in the UNESCO world heritage town of Český Krumlov.
International Music Festival Český Krumlov Wikipedia
Leading soloists have appeared at the IMF Český Krumlov, such as: Gianfranco Cécchele, Tracy Dahl, Gabriela Demeterová, Renée Fleming, Allan Glasman, Václav Hudeček, Eugen Indjic, Misha Maisky, Schlomo Mintz, Ivan Moravec, Steven Osborne, Mi-hae Park, Dagmar Pecková, Annamarie Popescu, Štěpán Rak, Pavel Šporcl, Janice Taylor, Jeanine Thames, Eva Urbanová, and Ivan Ženatý.
All leading Czech orchestras including Česká filharmonie Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Pražští symfonikové Prague Symphony Orchestra, and SOČR have played under leadership of such famous conductors as: Gerd Albecht, Vladimír Válek, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jiří Bělohlávek, Ondrej Lenárd and Maxim Šostakovič.
Some famous musicians who have played recently at IMF Český Krumlov: Maynard Ferguson, James Morrison, New York Voices. Eben Brothers, Hradišťan, and Čechomor
The 20th International Music Festival Český Krumlov runs from July 15 to August 20, 2011, and will present concerts ranging from baroque, classical, and romantic, to jazz and famous musicals. The series will also feature operas at the Revolving Theatre in the Castle Gardens.
The biggest stars of the 20th year include three tenors: Mexican Ramon Vargas, José Cura,and Plácido Domingo.