The most beautiful concerts of early music
with top artists from all over the world
in the most beautiful historical venues of Slovenia.
Today, the Seviqc programme is synonymous with early music in Slovenia. In more than four decades, it has strengthened its reputation at home as a development programme of national importance and ranked among the most important cultural events, while in the world it has created the status of an excellent and highly valued event and won recognition from artists, producers, professional critics, and the business world and music lovers. We invite only the most distinguished artists to the concerts of the Seviqc Brežice festival, who perform a top-quality programme of the highest quality. We attach great importance to the development of the local early music scene and strive to connect Slovenian artists with international ones. Through various program sections, we comprehensively present the European and world musical heritage from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century. In the foreground is living art, as our name Seviqc says: "SEmper VIva Quam Creata" or "always alive as created". The festival program is designed exclusively in the manner of historical performance practice and takes place only in the venues of Slovenian cultural heritage.
In 2024, we are planning festival concerts with artists from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland, festival upbeats, Seviqc Open tour packages, The Best of Seviqc digital album and development and education programme Seviqc Incubator with Seviqc Tour and Seviqc Incubator sections.
We started the Seviqc programme in Radovljica in 1982 and, due to poor support, moved it to Brežice in 1997, from where it spread across a large part of Slovenia. Archives up to 1996 are lost, statistics from 1997 to the present are in the tables in the Programme description submenu.
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