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Sacconi Quartet London & Wihan Quartet

Castle Riding Hall

July 2022
2. July 2022

In this already proven combination of two prominent chamber ensembles from the UK English and Czechia we will be treated to three string octets from the early compositional era of Mozart, Brahms and Shostakovich, but also a selection from The Art of the Fugue, which symbolically concludes the Bach XXII festival project for this year.

“Music with the intimacy of a string quartet and the sound colours of a chamber orchestra – that is the Octet in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.”

Dita Hradecká

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Divertimento in F major KV 138

Johann Sebastian Bach / Sylvie Bodorová

Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten

The Art of Fugue for soprano, two string quartets and harp (selection)

Dmitrij Dmitrijevič Šostakovič

Two Pieces for String Octet Op. 11

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

String Octet in E flat major Op. 20


venue / Castle Riding Hall

Due to the golden color of the laminate material that dominates the room’s design – which includes a “tunable” ceiling – the castle’s riding hall has been given the nickname “the Amber Chamber.”

More on venue Castle Riding Hall

Festival catalogue

A catalogue with all program details, Litomyšl tour guide with tourist tips how to get the most from your festival visit.

Collect your order at the entrance from our ushers upon your voucher.



Programme booklet of a show

Collect your programme at the entrance from our ushers upon your voucher.


Shuttle service

To all festival ticket holders we offer free transports from/to their accommodation facility outside the town of Litomyšl in distance up to 20 km, and from the train station in Česká Třebová.

Kaňková Lucie
Sacconi Quartet London
Wihanovo kvarteto
290 / 390 / 490 CZK 50% discount for health disability cards holders


presale from 27th 4.

1 Intermission Estimated end o the concert at 4 p.m.


about the event


Lucie Kaňková – soprano   Sacconi Quartet London Ben Hancox – violin 1, Hannah Dawson – violin 2, Robin Ashwell – viola, Cara Berridge – cello   Wihan Quartet Leoš Čepický – violin 1, Jan Schulmeister – violin 2, Jakub Čepický – viola, Michal Kaňka – cello

frequently asked questions

We want do everything possible to make things easy for people in wheelchairs. Therefore, to purchase tickets, please contact Jitka at or +420 602 457 338.

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