World Lyre Conference 2021

Pandemic situation

I know that the current situation is very difficult for everybody and we do not know what the future holds. The words of Flavia Betti, a lyre teacher from Brazil speak deeply to me in our current world situation: "The living strength of the tone has never been more evident to me. Never has music been more needed..." Recognizing the importance of music and especially the lyre at this time, and all the important impulses from teachers, lyre players, and lyre-builders, we continue to prepare optimistically for the World Lyre Conference and the Pedagogical Conference in 2021. 

We wish you a happy New Year 2021. May the new year bring us time to engage together with music and our fellow musicians, and focus on our mutual health, energy, and insight into everything that comes to meet us.

Helena Hlaváčková (Bartošová) with the conference team

I recommend an article on the topic of the pandemic by George Soldner. 

The Presence of Spirit

Playing the Lyre as an Art of Presence

with John Billing, Jan Braunstein, Hong Chang Kim, Yannis Pantazis, Duncan Mackintosh, Hana Adamcová... and Helena Hlaváčková (Bartošová)

8th - 15th August 2021  Český Krumlov

with the Pedagogical Conference from 6th to 8th August

- Meeting with lyre-builders and publishers of musical literature and notes

- Workshops for all the levels of playing the lyre (for children and young players, for beginners and advanced players)

- Eurythmy, meditation work, open stages, concerts, lectures

- Rehearsals for the common public concert/ 14th of August 7:30 pm


The castle Riding hall Český 

K Zámecké zahradě

381 01 Český Krumlov

 Monasteries Krumlov

Klášterní dvůr 97

381 01 Český Krumlov

Further Information

Helena Hlaváčková (Bartošová) organizer and main coordinator

Kateřina Křováková
coordinator for accommodation

Alena Pekařová
coordinator for meals

Martin Tobiassen
coordinator for Pedagogical Conference

Gerhard Beilharz
coordinator for publishers of musical literatur and notes

Gundolf Kuehn coordinator for lyre-builders

Tuning: 432 Hz

Symposium fee

up until May 30th: 

Fee for participants: 250 EUR

Fee for lyre-builders: 160 EUR 

Reduced fee: 140 EUR (for students up to 26 years, unprofitable seniors, and parents on maternity)

Lyre rental cost: 50 EUR

The fee can be refunded in full by the end of June 2021 or at any time should the event be canceled by the organizer. 

Practical information 

Accommodations, Public transport, Parking, Payment information

Coordinator for accommodation Kateřina Křováková
Accommodations possibilities:,,

accommodation in the Castle on request to 30/April -
Český Krumlov Study Centre
Zámek 232, 381 01 Český Krumlov, Czech Republic,
E-mail:, GSM: +420 770 125 399,

cheap accommodation in penzion Délos, Černá v Pošumaví near Český Krumlov with own sleeping bag (10 EUR) on request to 30/April.

Parking in Český Krumlov:
Public transport:,

Payment information:
2400608647/2010, IBAN:CZ4420100000002400608647, SWIFT/BIC: FIOBCZPPXXX
The Address of Bank: Fio banka, a.s., V Celnici 1028/10, 117 21 Praha 1
The Bank Account of Via Lucis Branschovium, z.s.

Payment reference: Your name, surname, and e-mail