Music was and is an essential part of daily life in Hungary.

Sir Georg Solti

Ostrava Days 2021 Institute

2 March 2021

9–28 August 2021

Ostrava Days 2021 – New Music Institute and Festival for composers, performers and musicologists.

Application deadline for the Institute is 15 May 2021.

The Ostrava Days Institute is a working environment with a focus on compositions for orchestra. There are two resident orchestras: the 85-piece Ostrava New Orchestra (ONO), and the 35-piece Ostravská banda. Additionally, there are resident ensembles (string quartets), the Canticum Ostrava choir, and many soloists. The Ostrava Days Institute is linked with the Ostrava Days Festival, which presents compositions by residents and lectors, as well as guest and other composers.

The OD Institute accepts a limited number of resident-students to ensure one-on-one interactions among all participants.

The working language is English.


Ostrava Days 2021 Schedule (excerpt):

  • Monday, August 9 – Lectures, seminars and meetings begin
  • Monday, August 16 – Orchestra and ensembles rehearsals start
  • Thursday, August 19 – OD Festival concerts start
  • Friday, August 20 – The Long Night
  • Saturday, August 21 – Minimarathon of Electronic Music
  • Sunday, August 22 – Orchestra Opening
  • Saturday, August 28 – Closing Concert



Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava, Triple Hall Karolina, Hlubina Coal Mine Area, Cathedral of the Divine Saviour, St. Wenceslas Church, Gallery of Fine Arts, Jiří Myron Theatre



Kampus Palace in the center of Ostrava



Conductors: Bruno Ferrandis, Johannes Kalitzke, Petr Kotík, Jiří Rožeň, Jurij Galatenko (choirmaster) and others

For more detailed information please visit or contact us at skalova[kukac]

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