Slovakia - Beautiful cities, stunning landscapes and warm, hospitable people. Come and discover this country and its many and varied concert opportunities! Thanks to its geographical location, it is easy to combine Slovakia with the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary or Poland for a multi-destination concert tour.
Opt for an all-Slovak itinerary or combine Slovakia with one of its many surrounding countries for a combination trip.
Starting in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, and including a day trip to Vienna, this tour takes you on a voyage of discovery to the beautiful mountain landscapes of Central Slovakia with their historic towns such as Banská Štiavnica and Kremnice.Full Itinerary
This tour features the Czech and Slovak capitals, Prague and Bratislava, whilst taking in a number of smaller historical cities en route. By turning aside from the main tourist trail, get to meet the locals and experience some of the architectural and cultural gems which this region has to offer.Full Itinerary
Combine the beautiful historic cities of Moravia and Western Slovakia with the bustling Slovak capital, Bratislava. Take in the UNESCO World Heritage locations of Olomouc, Kroměříž, and the picturesque spa towns of Luhačovice and Piešťany, where spa guests provide an appreciative audience for visiting ensembles.Full Itinerary
From the beautiful capital Bratislava to the mountainous Spiš region with their grand merchant’s houses, Gothic spires and wooden churches, Slovakia’s cities offer everything to provide you with an intimate Central European experience.
The “Princess on the Danube,” just a stone’s throw from Vienna, boasts a truly charming Old Town, dating back to when it was the coronation city of the Hungarian kings. You can stay in the heart of the Slovak capital in reasonably-priced hotels and walk to your concert in one of the city-centre churches. A lively street café culture makes Bratislava a particularly congenial place to spend a few days, especially in summer, which is usually hot and sunny!
The mountainous heart of the country is home to spectacular scenery, but also to picturesque historic cities like Banská Štiavnica, Kremnica or Banská Bystrica. Visit the fairytale castle of Bojnice or the city of Košice with its long historic tradition and fine collection of churches. The imposing silhouette of the Tatra mountain range provides the backdrop to your tour experiences.
Slovakia’s two most famous spas are located in this region: Piešťany and Trenčianské Teplice both offer excellent performance opportunities. Good wine and good food are mainstays of life in this region and there is a thriving folklore tradition.
Slovakia offers a wide-variety of venues, from world-class orchestral halls, such as Dvorak Hall in the Rudolfinum and Smetana Hall to wonderful choral venues such as Church of the Holy Savior in Prague, to spectacular palaces such as Kroměříž.
This contemporary building, which replicates an inverted pyramid was built in 1983. This hall provides excellent acoustics and hosts many professional music groups. The Radio Hall is the home of the Symphony Orchestra of the Slovak Radio and the Children Choir of the Slovak Radio.
Bojnice Castle is Slovakia’s best-known fairy-tale castle, frequently used as a film set and a wedding venue. The first written record of its existence dates from 1113, though today’s neo-Gothic remodeling dates from the early 20th century. The castle park is home to a zoological garden. Choral and chamber concerts are regularly held in the castle’s historic Hunyadi Hall.
The so-called House of Arts was inaugurated in 1968, when the Košice State Philharmonic was founded. The building incorporates a former synagogue, now the main concert hall with 700 seats, a fine 3-manual organ and Bösendorfer and Steinway pianos.
The “House of the Workers,” now a national cultural heritage monument, is located in the attractive university town of Banská Bystrica. It was built in 1924 as a cultural and community centre and was completely renovated and reopened in 2015. It once again serves as a centre of cultural life, and visiting groups are warmly welcomed there.
The famous spa town of Trenčianské Teplice with its hot mineral springs is an important cultural center. The town‘s Music Summer is the oldest international festival of chamber music in Central Europe. Dvorana Hall is part of the unique spa building of 1892 located in the park. Visiting ensembles have a great opportunity to publicize their evening concert by giving an impromptu performance on the town’s main square.