It is not an exaggeration that Bratislava has the name “city of music”. Beauty on the Danube has always been lived through music. From the centuries old tones of classical music up to postmodern sound experiments – who is seeking this in Bratislava, will find it!
Year long there are various musical venues of different styles on offer. In spring there is the blues festival Livin’ Blues, classical music in the framework of Dni starej hudby (days of old music) or the festival of electronic music Wilsonic. Summer belongs to the streets of the old town with several musical events taking place under the sky in the name of Bratislava Cultural Summer.
Lovers of jazz can look forward to the autumn for the legendary Jazz Days, those who love a tempo can look forward to the Flamenco Festival, while those who enjoy more non conventional music can enjoy the festival of experimental music Next, and lovers of classical music can enjoy Bratislavské hudobné slávnosti (Bratislava Music Festival).
Winter brings a musical paradise to lovers of country music under the program of the Danube Country Festival, and also to fans of contemporary chamber music in the program of the international festival of Space.
Apart from the regular musical festivals in Bratislava you can see and hear several concerts from complete underground up to the music which lies at the edge of the musical spectrum and huge concerts of well known pop stars and the everlasting tones of classical music composers in the majestic space of another time. Bratislava offers oceans of good music – find yours amongst these!
author: Branislav Chrenka