ISSEM 2015

We are happy to announce that the next Summer school will take place from 4th to 12th July 2015. We look forward to new classes and tutors, but our favourite ones as well. The preparation is in full swing!


All the scores and parts sent by the tutors appear in our SHAREBOX at the top of the page. There you can download it and print it in advance.


Music for the concluding concert and ballet performance of Henry Purcell’s opera Dioclesian is available right HERE.


We announce that classes of Beatriz Lafont, František Dofek, Petr Zejfart and Lucie Dušková are already full. So don´t hesitate to register!

Free rooms in VS hostel

Dear friends,
we are glad to announce that there are still some vacant rooms in the Viticulture school hostel. If you are interested, then don´t hestitate!


Due to the cancellation of Summer School in Prachatice, we open another Recorder class.
Jakub Kydlíček is looking forward to meeting you in his class Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Recorder.

The tutor´s profile and class description will appear soon on our website. We are now adding the new class to the application form which should be activated this week!


The accommodation prices went up due to the change of the Viticulture school price policy.
In this year we are also facing space problems, linked to the Valtice Castle reconstruction works. Replacement rooms, offering new possibilities, will be soon available. We also try to deal with the last year’s food problems.
Due to this, the 2014 web information and application forms will be available only by the end of February. We try hard to make the summer courses as enjoyable as in the last years, and hope that this year’s new programme features will be of interest.

Valtice 2014

Up to the 19th century, no composition and no repeated music phrase sounded the same. The composers expected – more or less – that the musicians would, in accordance with the period ways of interpretation, „re-compose“ their works, while performing them. From the very beginning, Valtice courses aim for finding what the interpretation rules were. They help the musicians to get rid of mechanic reading of music, which, especially in the late 20th century, led to a lot of music and teaching sterility and one-tracked thinking. The interpretation style of every period depended of the community, in which it developed, was kept afloat, and also changed. Discovering the past-times should even today mean creative and adventurous working … MORE…