Percussion instruments festival 2018

07/12/18, 9:30

The Festival of Percussion Instruments– that's the name of the international biennial of percussionists, organized by the Faculty of Music, Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. At the festival upcoming generation of percussionists from conservatories and academies gets the opportunity to show his talent. Festival was established in 2010 as a gradute project of Kamila Pětrašová. 

Because of the specific dramaturgy the festival is unique event in the Czech Republic. Its goal is introducing of percussion instruments as a distinctive elements of contemporary music. This oldest and largest instrument group pervades through various musical genres. Therefore, even at the festival are represented instruments like timpani, drums, marimba, djembé, bells, steel drums, vibraphone, templeblocks, gongs, timbales, bongos, cymbals, xylophone, darabukkas... All this and much more can sound the young artist generation in his festival concerts.

Since it was established, many workshops and concerts by leading international soloists and pedagogues enrich the programme of the festival. In 2018 will be held the fifth years of the festival and presents us guests from France and USA.

Accompanying events are traditionally selling exhibitions of percussion instruments, as well as a picture exposition.

Individual concerts, workshops and exhibitions are open to both students and professionals and the general public.


Friday 7th December 2018
09.30 - 11.30 Workshop
13.00 - 15.00 Workshop
16.00 Concert of students of conservatories
17.30 Opening of the exhibition
19.00 Concert of students of foreign music academies
cca 20.30 PercuSeance MINI 
Saturday 8th December 2018
09.30 - 11.30 Workshop
13.00 - 15.00 Workshop
16.00 Concert of students of the conservatories
19.00 Concert of students of czech and slovak music academies
cca 21.00 PercuSeance Mini
Sunday 9th December 2018
09.30 - 11.00 Workshop
11.00 - 12.30 Workshop
14.00 PercuSeance MAXI (foyer)
16.00 Closing concert of the foreign guests