World Lyre Conference 2022

The Presence of Spirit

Playing the Lyre as an Art of Presence

"Life on earth has not diminished, as some too tired of us think. 
All the greatness of the past and the future is hidden in the present, 
always ready to flare up with beauty." Otokar Březina, Essays (transl. H. H.)

7th - 14th August 2022 Český Krumlov

with the Pedagogical Conference from 5th to 7th August

- 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

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


The castle Riding hall 

K Zámecké zahradě

381 01 Český Krumlov

 Monasteries Krumlov

Klášterní dvůr 97

381 01 Český Krumlov

The castle Stables (Study centre)

Zámek 32 

381 01 Český Krumlov 

The town theatre

Horní brána 2

381 01 Český Krumlov  

Further Information

Helena Hlaváčková (Bartošová) organizer and main coordinator

Kateřina Křováková
coordinator for accommodation

Alena Braunsteinová
catering coordinator

Martin Tobiassen
coordinator for Pedagogical Conference

Gerhard Beilharz
coordinator for publishers of musical literatur and notes

Gundolf Kuehn coordinator for lyre-builders

Jan Braunstein coordinator for the preparation for the concerts

Tuning: 432 Hz


Christian Giersch


John Clark


Susanne Temperli


Thomas Pedroli


Yael Barak


Hartmut Reuter


Martin Tobiassen


Andrea Schade


Thomas Leinz


Anna Cooper


Thea Kaesbach


Hana Adamcová

(Czech Republic)

Duncan Mackintosh


Symposium fee

up until May 30th 2022: 

Fee for participants: 6 450 CZK

Reduced fee: 3 860 CZK (for students up to 26 years, unprofitable seniors, and parents on maternity)

after May 30th 2022:

Fee for participants: 7 450 CZK

Reduced fee: 4 860 CZK (for students up to 26 years, unprofitable seniors, and parents on maternity)

Lyre rental cost: 1 200 CZK

The fee can be refunded in full by the end of June 2022 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 2022.

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