The Varaždin Baroque Evening Festival is the most significant musical and stage event in central Croatia, founded in 1971, and today, as a specialized early music festival, it is one of the most prominent festivals of its kind in the world. The festival is under the permanent patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia awarded it national significance 20 years ago.
The Varaždin Baroque Evening Festival is of great importance for the Croatian musical baroque heritage as it encourages the research, performance and preservation of Croatian baroque works by both local and foreign performers who often perform together as part of the festival. An important part of the festival is also a scientific conference with a theme in the field of culture and music, where cultural and music experts from Croatia and Europe take part, emphasizing the importance of heritage preservation. A few years ago, the festival had a partner country every year.
So far, partner countries have been Slovenia, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia , Israel, Austria, Russian Federation, Italy, France, Spain, Hungary, Japan, Sweden, Slovenia and Ireland .
Institutions, corporations and agencies partners of the festival:
Organizatori i osnivači Varaždinskih baroknih večeri: