About us

Festa Musicale Agency Czech Republic is traditional organiser of international choral festivals and other cultural events.

Festa Musicale Agency has been established in 1998 by choral conductor Jiří Klimeš. It follows great tradition of choral festival in town Olomouc in Czech Republic, that exists since 1972 and has been built by conductor Karel Klimeš. Since 1972 has this festival – “Festival of Songs Olomouc” been visited by more than 3500 choirs.

From 1998 the family of Festa Musicale’s festivals extended to many projects in the Czech Republic and abroad, some of which have been around until today.

 

Marek Klimeš

He is currently in last year of his studies of Orchestra conducting at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno in class of professor Rostislav Hališka. He is also a graduate of Choir conducting at Palacký University in Olomouc. His conducting career started with choir Campanella Olomouc with which he’s been through tens of concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad (Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, France, Russia, Argentina, Thailand and more). He also collaborated with chamber choir Bel Canto. As a conductor he is laureate of following awards: Neerpelt (Belgium) 2007 gold medal, first award, Grand Prix St. Petersburg 2008 silver medal, Musica Religiosa Olomouc 2009 gold medal. He used to be acting conductor of university choir Coro Grande at the Department of Music Education of Palacký University. During his studies at JAMU in Brno, he’s had many experiences of orchestra conducting. He performed with many orchestral projects, he collaborated with The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, The Orchestra of Bohuslav Martinů Zín, Pilsen Philharmonics, Janáček’s Academic Orchestra etc. For two years he’s been art director and conductor of Chordata – a chamber orchestra of JAMU students. During his studies he’s attended numerous conducting classes (G. Richter, Z. Nagy, T. Netopil etc.) Since 2014 he’s become the director of Festa Musicale and of other cultural projects, previously led by his father, Jiří Klimeš.

 

Jiří Klimeš

Born in 1947, graduate of Pedagogical faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc. His whole carrer was revolved around choral singing. He collaborated with many choirs, many of which he established (Campanella Olomouc, Children’s choir of Šternberk, Children’s choir of Hranice, youth choir Bel Canto, Academic choir Žerotín). He was also a conductor of opera choir in the Theatre of Olomouc. With these ensembles, namely with children’s choir Campanella, he performed on hundreds of concert tours and concerts at home and abroad, he is also laureate of many awards from prestigious choir competitions. Since 1994 he taught choir conducting, music theory and intonation at the Department of Music education of Pedagogical faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc. In the area of choir conducting he lay the foundations for many of contemporary conductors. He established Festa Musicale. Together with his father, Karel Klimeš, he built the tradition of Festival of Songs in Olomouc. Subsequently he set up a variety of choir festivals in the world. He is a founder of Festa Edizione, publishing house for choral music sheets.