World Lyre Conference 2021

Dear friends of the lyre,

news from the world and especially from us in the Czech Republic lead me to the decision to postpone our World Lyre Conference for a year.

To be able to carry out the conference in its full sense and to enjoy it without restrictions, it is, therefore, necessary to wait without getting stuck in our preparations.

A preliminary program for next year will be compiled from your offers of workshops and initiatives by the end of March, which you can view on our website can also send your ideas and workshops to complete our meeting. Or let me know if you can´t come next year.

The date of the meeting is almost the same - from 7 August to 14 August with the Pedagogical Conference from 5th to 7th August 2022.

I, therefore, hope for the smooth running of the conference and the participation of all those who wanted to come this year and the participation of those who could not come this year.

I wish you all good health and I hope in the joy of meeting again.

With warm regards,

Helena Hlaváčková and the team of the World Lyre Conference

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)

7th - 14th August 2022 Český Krumlov

with the Pedagogical Conference from 5th to 7th 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


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