Marek Vrabec (Czech Republic)

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Strings of Autumn International Music Festival

Dvořák Prague International Music Festival

Marek Vrabec founded the Strings of Autumn International Music Festival in 1996. Attracting performers of the stature of the Kronos Quartet, Natalie Dessay, Ute Lemper, Ian Bostridge, Brad Mehldau, Gary Burton as well as world music artists such as Kayhan Kalhor, Rabih Abuh Khalil, Avishai Cohen, Zohar Fresco. The festival has established itself as one of the most eclectic and acclaimed in Prague. In addition to the Strings, Marek runs the arts agency Impresario, which, in its thirteen year history, has arranged more than 600 concerts
throughout Europe and in Israel. In 2000 Marek was given the MIDEM Classical Award for producing the first ever recording of Melodrama de Sancto Wenceslao from 1723 (a work by the Czech baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka). Marek also worked on the Extended Duration in Music Festival and organized the first Czech concert appearance of Bobby McFerrin in 2008. In addition to his position at Strings of Autumn Marek was appointed artistic of another major festival in the Czech Republic, the Dvorak Prague Festival in April 2013.

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