I am honored to be the patron of the „Young Prague“ International Music Festival ...
I am honored to be the patron of the „Young Prague“ International Music Festival.
Music is a part of life, and not just for me, but for me personally it releases from worries
and cares, calms the flow of thoughts, and gives an opportunity to gain greater perspective
on day-to-day life.
I am very glad that the Young Prague Festival is in its 26th year. That makes it older than
some of the younger musicians scheduled to perform at the Festival this year.
But this festival of youth and music never ages. That‘s because music itself never ages
and also because it‘s a festival for young artists – their presence is an assurance of
refreshing encounters, modern interpretations, and a contemporary view of music.
To all the performers, I wish excellent audiences, and to all the well-wishers and listeners,
I wish excellent musical performances.
Vice-Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic