In 2020, the 54th annual Concertino Praga international competition will be subtitled the Antonín Dvořák International Radio Competition for Young Musicians.
Starting with the 2020 edition, Concertino Praga is being jointly organized by Czech Radio and the Academy of Classical Music. The competition has three rounds, with the final one in the form of a public concert, held on 12 September 2020 as part of the Dvořák Prague Festival.
Candidates participate in the competition through their recordings (20-30 minutes), to which the jury listens on an anonymous basis. A detailed description of the rules can be found here.
Categories and age limit in 2020
• violin, cello, piano, harpsichord, accordion, guitar and harp
(musicians born on or after 1.1.2005)
• flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, saxophone and trombone
(musicians born on or after 1.1.2004)
The list of recommended works for 2020, the performance of which will have a positive impact on the evaluation of the competition performances, may be one of the criteria and may be associated with special prizes from foundations, can be found here.
Prizes will be awarded in the form of special-purpose scholarships for participation in master classes or contribution to the purchase of a musical instrument in the following amounts:
1st Prize – 5,000 EUR
2nd Prize – 2,800 EUR
3rd Prize – 1,700 EUR
The absolute winner will also make a CD recording at Czech Radio Studio in Prague.
More information about the prizes is available here.
15 December 2019 on-line application
28 February 2020 results of 1st round
30 April 2020 results of 2nd round
12 September 2020 final round (Prague)
14-20 September 2020 South Bohemia tour
The application form can be found here.
The finalists will perform with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra under Jiří Rožeň at Prague´s Rudolfinum, where the Czech Philharmonic is in residence. The jury for finalists will be made up of Maxim Vengerov, David Geringas, François Leleux, Jakub Hrůša, Tomáš Netopil, Lukáš Vondráček, Walter Auer, Andreas Ottensammer and others.
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