Joe Hisaishi in Prague in 2019


UPDATE: 18/3/2019 – A third concert has been added on Monday 6/5/2019 (read news)

UPDATE: 12/2/2019 – Both concerts have SOLD OUT! (read more)

UPDATE: 30/11/2018 – When almost 70% of the tickets for the first concert have been sold, a second concert with Joe Hisaishi has been added at 3:00 pm

SoundTrackFest has had exclusive access to great news for the fans of the Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi, since after having sold out the tickets for the February 2019 concert in Paris (France) (read news), he will return to Europe months later, specifically to Prague (Czech Republic).


The team behind the organization of the Film Music Prague festival, which already brought Joe Hisaishi in 2017 to Prague to give a fabulous concert within the festival (read article), will do it again in 2019, but this time in the form of an independent concert on May 5, 2019 at 8 pm at the Congress Center Prague.

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki


Although initially a single concert was scheduled on 5/5/19 at 20h, it sold out soon and it was necessary to add a second concert on the same day at 15h, which also sold out weeks later (read news). And as a novelty, the organization has confirmed on 18/3/19 that a third concert is added on Monday 6/5/19 at 20h (read news).


The music will be performed by the Praga Sinfonietta conducted by Joe Hisaishi himself, who will play the piano in some of the pieces, having also a mixed choir with the Kühn Choir of Prague and Vox Pragae Choir led by Lenka Navrátilová, together with additional soloists Karolína Žmolíková (soprano), Kamila Nývltová (vocal) and Petr Vrobel (mandolin).


The planned program will be the one corresponding to the show ‘Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki’, focused on his music for the films of maestro Miyazaki in Studio Ghibli, very similar to what could be enjoyed in 2017 in Paris (read article).


With an approximate duration of 2 hours, the concert will feature the music of the following films:

  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Wind Rises
  • Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Porco Rosso
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Spirited Away
  • My Neighbor Totoro


Promotional video:


With prices between 999-2999 CZK (39-116 €), you can find tickets for the concerts at the following links:

  • 5/5/2019 – SUN – 15h – (tickets) [SOLD OUT]
  • 5/5/2019 – SUN – 20h – (tickets) [SOLD OUT]
  • 6/5/2019 – MON – 20h – (tickets)