A composer between tradition and modernity

Miroslav Srnka takes centre stage at the Salzburg “Dialoge” Festival

Miroslav Srnka is the main focus of the  “Dialoge” contemporary music festival run by the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg. From 30 November to 3 December 2017 the sound world of the Czech composer will be combined with the music of yesterday and today in exciting ways.

Born in 1975, Srnka has enjoyed tremendous success in the last few years: in 2011 his chamber opera “Make No Noise” caused a sensation at the Munich Opera Festival. In 2016 his double opera “South Pole” was premiered at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich with a star cast.

At “Dialoge” in Salzburg numerous works by Srnka will be performed in six concerts by leading musicians and ensembles. His music will be presented alongside works by Leoš Janáček, Antonín Dvořák and others. These two composers are of great significance for Srnka’s output, as is his liking for natural phenomena of all kinds, such as glaciers and ice landscapes, freezing fog, frost and thaw, and flocks of birds, formations of which appear in the sky as if by magic. There are also two film screenings and a discussion event.
Further information and detailed programme book (German)