Open-air classical music to resound in High Tatras

WORLD-RENOWNED composers’ works - Bach’s, Schubert’s and also of Slovak Eugen Suchoň, will resound on July 17 at 11:00 in High Tatras, as performed by the International Children’s Violin Orchestra.

High Tatras, open-air violin concertHigh Tatras, open-air violin concert (Source: TASR)

At the Skalnaté pleso mountain lake, 26 children from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Canada and the United States will pay tribute to the Tatra mountains and send greeting to the whole of Slovakia.

Led by the music teacher Tereza Novotná, the orchestra will, for the second time already, present its talent and skills, CEO of the Regional Tourism Organisation Región Vysoké Tatry, Lenka Maťašovská, told the TASR newswire.

“Nature is a temple; and I believe that the tunes by famous composers will sound as well at Skalnaté pleso as in a real temple,” Novotná said. “Young musicians playing come from different countries but the concert will be understood by all, as music is a universal language, and needs no translator. The Tatras are our national symbol, and with this unconventional concert, we want to greet the whole of Slovakia from a beautiful place, from Skalnaté pleso.”

The International Children’s Violin Orchestra is, according to her, specific in that it consists of violins, and thus the visitors of the site will have a unique experience.  

"I am glad children come back, based on last year’s success,” Novotná added. “We rehearse twice daily; I am inspired by the joy, perseverance, which these children give to us.”

Novotná worked in the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK) for 15 years as first violin. Apart from Slovakia, she gives violin lessons and courses in Mexico and travels around the world with musical bodies. In order to organise violin concerts in the Tatras, she and her husband founded the Treble Clef/Husľový kľúč civic association.

Admission is free. 

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