FMP2019 prepares world concert premieres

Film Music Prague Festival traditionally presents a lot of world concert premieres. Upcoming edition will continue in this tradition. LEGENDS: RIDLEY SCOTT concert (3 Feb, 2019) will include a premiere of music by composer Harry Gregson-Williams, who is currently working on monumental suite from Exodus: Gods and KingsPrague audience will get an unique opportunity to listen to this piece for big symphony orchestra, choir as well as for oriental instruments like ney flute. Can’t wait!

For very first time in the Czech Republic, we will present (not only) beautiful choral work from Kingdom of Heaven, featuring Vox Pragae Choir. Also there will be an unique excursion to the music of science fiction movie called The Martian, which combines symphonic music with electronic elements. Both these movies were scored by British composer Harry Gregson-Williams, who will be a guest of our festival. You just cannot miss LEGENDS: RIDLEY SCOTT concert.

Finally, we are preparing a very special tribute to Alien. This cult horror movie will celebrate the 40th Anniversary next year. So big suite is in the program of this concert. Tickets are available here.

Phenomenal artist Kebu performs in Prague

Great news for fans of eletronic music! Finnish artist Kebu is another guest of the Film Music Prague 2019. His peformance follows Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein perform Stranger Things concert on 2nd February in Forum Karlín. Fans will get two big productions for one ticket only. Kebu has created a lot of amazing covers of popular tracks from Giorgio Moroder, Vangelis and others. He also produces his own music. Kebu is a master of analogue syntesizers. Two hours show promises a lot of fun. Don’t miss this opportunity! Ticket sale has started here.

Festival has started a cooperation with UNICEF Czech Republic

Film Music Prague Festival has decided to produce a charity concert Remember Them, which will support UNICEF Czech Republic. This event will be on 4th February 2019 as the closing gala in Zofin Palace. Team of the festival wants to support an educational programme of UNICEF. The reason is that children are our future and there is a lot of countries, where is the problem to keep the education for all children due to war, natural disasters or other social problems. Education is the biggest gift!

This upcoming charity event includes European concert premiere of Song For World Peace, composed by Oscar-winner composer John Williams. He exclusively provides this beautiful score. We also accepted the opportunity to perform a piano concerto Ruin & Memory from another Oscar-winner – Canadian composer Howard Shore, who is a creator of soundtracks for world-known saga called The Lord of the Rings. And you will have an opportunity to listen to a monumental oratorio A Prussian Requiem from this years festival guest John Powell. John will attend the concert.

We are happy for participation of great musicians like Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa, tenor Petr Nekoranec (singing currently in Metropolitan Opera New York) or baritone Boris Prýgl (soloist of the Bavarian opera in Munich) Christian Schumann will conduct The Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra and Kühn Choir. Tickets available zde.


The music of Stranger Things live in Prague

We are happy to announce that composers and musicians Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E will perform the music of STRANGER THINGS in Prague. Their concert will be on 2nd February 2019 in Forum Karlin. Soundtrack of Stranger Things is currently the biggest pop culture phenomenon. Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein have recieved Emmy Award as well as Grammy nomination. This will be memorable event. Come and join us! More information here.

Harry Gregson-Williams joins concert tribute to Ridley Scott

We are happy to announce that composer Harry Gregson-Williams comes to the Film Music Prague Festival in 2019. He will present his music which was written for movies of legendary director Ridley Scott. You will listen to Harry’s music from Kingdom of Heaven, The Martian, Prometheus and Exodus: Gods and Kings. Concert called LEGENDS: RIDLEY SCOTT will be on 3rd February in Forum Karlin. Program also includes music from Alien, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Thelma and Louise, Hannibal or Gladiator. You can see more informations in the program section here.

8th edition of the festival announced

Save the date! From 1st to 4th February 2019, we will organize 8th edition of the Film Music Prague Festival. Famous composer John Powell, who has written scores for Solo: Star Wars Story, X-men 3 or How to Train Your Dragon franchize,  will be one of our special guests. His concert called “Hollywood meets classics” will launch the program on 1st February. Festival will offer concerts, panel discussions with guests, workshops and many more. We will be back in concert venues like Rudolfinum and Forum Karlin. Stay tuned to find out more!

Another edition is over. Thank you!

We would like to thank all visitors who attended 7th edition of the Film Music Prague Festival. This year’s program was massive and it had a great atmosphere because of you. Program included big concerts and additional events like panels, workshops which were situated in Festival Center in Kaiserstejn Palace. For very first time. For your information, more than 6200 people attended the festival in Forum Karlin, Rudolfinum and Festival Center. We performed more than 400 minutes of beautiful film music. We hired 640 professional musicians and finally we welcomed 14 special guests from USA, UK, Greece, Croatia and Austria. It couldn’t be possible without your support and support of our partners. Thank you again!

Festival will remember Jóhann Jóhannsson

Film Music Prague Festival has decided to include a music from visionary composer Jóhann Jóhannsson to the program of True Stories Gala. Jóhansson suddenly died on 9th February in Berlin. We will remember his legacy by suite from biography movie THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. Jóhann Jóhannsson recieved Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for this score. On Sunday 22nd April, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform under baton of conductor Chuhei Iwasaki. Kühn choir and violinist Olga Šroubková will be co-performers. Program of True Stories Gala is here.

Kieboom composed Fanfare of the festival

Film Music Prague Festival is honored to present its official Fanfare which was composed by Matthijs Kieboom. Here is an exclusive excerpt.

“During last year, we were thinking about our own musical Theme. We were searching a composer who would be interested to write a piece. This year we has started to cooperate with amazing Matthijs Kieboom who is one of the best young European composers,” artistic director of the festival Nikola Bojcev said. Full version of the Fanfare will be performed live during the opening concert on 19th April in Forum Karlin. This concert called Goosebumps! The Opening Night includes famous music from Hans Zimmer (Interstellar), Benjamin Wallfisch (It), Lorne Balfe (Genius) or Vangelis (Blade Runner). More about the program here.

Festival has started a cooperation with Le Palais Hotel

We are honored that 5* Le Palais Hotel is one of the partners of the Film Music Prague Festival 2018. This beautiful hotel accomodates some of our invited artists. This elegant belle epoque hotel, set inside a 19th-century villa in the leafy district of Vinohrady, offers refined and stylish rooms and public areas. In addition, guests can find an equally handsome restaurant and lobby bar, plus a wellness area with a good menu of treatments. More on the website of hotel.