Talichovo Berounsko, z.ú.

In view of the wider and wider range of activities and accompanying events of the IMF Talich´s Beroun, the town of Beroun established Talichovo Berounsko, z.ú. in 2019, which took over the organisation of the festival on 1 January 2020. The town of Beroun is the sole founder of the festival with all its attributes. The main activity of Talichovo Berounsko, z.ú. is the organisation of the International Music Festival Talich´s Beroun. In addition to the main festival concert series of six concerts, which take place every Tuesday in October and November at the Plzeňka concert hall in Beroun, Talich's Beroun, z.ú. organizes many accompanying events at interesting places in the Beroun region (Nižbor Castle, St. James Church in Beroun, Villa of Václav Talich etc.), including popular open air and educational concerts. Since 2022, Talichovo Beroun has organized conducting courses led by Václav Blahunek, chief conductor of the Music of the Castle Guard and the Police of the Czech Republic. These courses are mainly focused on  conductors of orchestras and chamber ensembles, mainly based at primary art schools from all over the country.

Mgr. Karolina Froňková


Mgr. Ivan Kůs

Chairman of the Management Board

Mgr. Dušan Tomčo

President of the Supervisory Board

Mgr. Lukáš Petřvalský

Programme Director

Jan Talich

Festival Honorary President

Mgr. Jiří Paul, MBA

Vice-Chairman of the Management Board

IMF Talich´s Beroun

The idea of organising a music festival in Beroun, named after the famous conductor Václav Talich originated in the 1980s. Václav Talich lived in his villa in the Brdatky valley near Beroun with various interruptions since 1936, he spent the last years of his life there and he is buried in Beroun. The cycle of three chamber concerts named "Talich´s Days" were held since 1980. In 1983, the Talich´s Beroun music frestival was founded in occassion of the year of Václav Talich declared by UNESCO. A lot of important institutions participated in its preparation till 1990´s, especially the Czech and Slovak Philharmonic Orchestras, the National Theatre, the National Gallery and the HAMU. The festival has been headed by such personalities as Vladimír Šefl, Milan Kuna, Václav Neumann, Josef Suk, Jiří Pauer, Václav Holzknecht and Josef Páleníček, and after 1990 also by Ivan Medek, Peter Toperczer, Jiří Hlaváč, Ivan Klánský, Ladislav Horák, Petr Kadlec and other important personalities of Czech music. From 2001 to 2010, the British conductor and Talich's student Sir Charles Mackerass became the festival's patron, and since 2013, the conductor and violinist Jan Talich, the conductor's great-nephew, has been the festival's honorary president. The Festival commemorates the legacy of Václav Talich and other regional musical personalities. The main concert series is thus enriched by interesting accompanying events in the field of exhibitions, publications, educational activities and recently by film production.  During its history, the festival has undergone many changes, but its main mission, given by its statute, is to present the highest artistic and human values in the field of musical art in the spirit of the legacy of conductor Václav Talich.