The Terezin Composers Institute


Monday, August 19th – Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

International Youth Encounters in Terezín

An international youth gathering “International Youth Encounters in Terezín” was held in Terezín between August 19 and 22, 2019. The aim of the meeting was to commemorate the legacy of the composers who were despite the difficult conditions of imprisonment in the Terezín ghetto during the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia able to create melodious tones and forget (and help others forget) about the woes of life in the ghetto, and to recall this legacy to students as well as to wider public. This year´s meeting was the third edition of the international youth encounters. The first meeting took place in 2017, at the same year that the Terezín Composers´ Institute was founded.

Continue here: FINAL REPORT

Thursday, October 24th, 2019 

Invitation to a Piano concert with the special participation of Ms Renan Koen and Mr Jiří Hrubý on 24 October in Istanbul.

More information here.

Thank you!

The Terezín Composers´ Institute would like to thank all students, lecturers, artists for their participation in the Terezín events International Youth Encounters and Student Conference, which took place from August 19th to August 22nd, 2019.

Photos from the event can be found at the link Google Photos.

Bärenreiter Praha with the support of the Terezín Composer´s Institute publishes new series: Terezín Composers.

New „Terezín Composers“ series aims to highlight these characteristics and comprises selected chamber music works in new Urtext editions. The first volume of the series to appear in 2019 is String Quartet No. 2 „From the Monkey Mountains“ by Pavel Haas.

Monday, August 19th – Thursday, August 22nd, 2019


We would kindly like to invite you to Terezín from Monday, August 19th, to Thursday, August 22nd, 2019. International Youth Encounters in Terezín will be held during these days.
Event will include music performances and lectures on the subject matter of musical creativity and activity in Terezín during the ghetto times.

We provide accommodation and meal for all participants.

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Draft Program

March 7th, 2019, 6 PM
Prague–Bubny railway station

The memory of BIIb / 2019 
Concert in cooperation with THE MEMORIAL OF SILENCE

Irena Troupová soprano
Jan Dušek piano 


International Student Conference
Tuesday, August 20th ─ Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Official document here.

November 25th, 2018
Concluding a memorandum between The Terezín Composers´ Institute and the University of Haifa in the presence of President Miloš Zeman in Israel

Press Release (CZ): TZ, 25.11.2018
Press Release (ENG): PR, 25.11.2018

Media (CZ) 
Link: Lidové noviny, 25.11.2018

Prof. Yuval Shaked (University of Haifa)
Jiří Polák (The Terezín Composers´ Institute)