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Viva Musica! festival

As the most important and internationally recognised summer festival in Bratislava, Viva Musica! festival has a tradition spanning 20 years, characterised by creative uniqueness and diverse curation deeply rooted in the local environment.

Founded in 2005, the Viva Musica! festival brings the best of classical music and renowned artists from all over the world. Since its foundation, the festival has organised over 450 concerts featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles. Audiences have had the privilege of enjoying performances by distinguished artists such as Gidon Kremer, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, John Malkovich, Nigel Kennedy, Víkingur Ólafsson, Emily D’Angelo, Jakub Jozef Orliński, the Kronos Quartet, The King's Singers, Ensemble Intercontemporain, and many others. Since 2022, the Viva Musica! festival has been the holder of the international mark of quality EFFE Label, conferred by the European Festival Association (EFA) for its high artistic level, contribution to developing the local scene, and important international dimension.

A powerful dramaturgy, with an emphasis on classical music and all its hues and shades, will once again dominate the upcoming year’s festival. In 2024, the 20th annual Viva Musica! festival will be held from July 4 to August 15 at various locations in Bratislava, featuring up to 13 concerts, including a series of chamber open-air concerts in gardens and parks, Musical Gardens.

The 20th edition of the Viva Musica! festival is under the patronage of the Mayor of the Capital City of the Slovak Republic Bratislava, Matúš Vallo.