"Ostrava Days is the finest festival of modernism in classical music
there is, it has no peers or rivals."
Brooklyn Rail (New York)
Ostrava Days focuses on contemporary classical music, whether it be avant-garde, experimental, or otherwise challenging musical efforts. The Festival is preceded by the Institute, which gives young composers the possibility to work with world-famous figures of contemporary music for three weeks and be present at rehearsals of their own pieces. The Ostrava Days Festival presents many orchestral compositions to the public in world or Czech premieres. Woks are studied during the last two weeks in August by Ostravská banda, Ostrava New Orchestra, and the Canticum Ostrava choir, along with many top-class ensembles, soloists, and conductors.
"The Ostrava Days Festival is somewhat of a revelation, a miracle
in the field of contemporary music in our country…"
Opus Musicum (Brno)