Concertino Praga 2022 announced

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A finale performance as part of the 2022 Dvořák Prague Festival, a significant scholarship, a professional radio recording and a series of concerts. These are the rewards for the winner of the Concertino Praga, Antonín Dvořák International Radio Competition for Young Musicians, whose 56th year has now opened its registration process for new entries. Players can enter the upcoming year in solo category.

A finale performance as part of the 2022 Dvořák Prague Festival, a significant scholarship, a professional radio recording and a series of concerts. These are the rewards for the winner of the Concertino Praga, Antonín Dvořák International Radio Competition for Young Musicians, whose 56th year has now opened its registration process for new entries. Players can enter the upcoming year in solo category.

The competition is organised by Czech Radio and the Academy of Classical Music.

Entries can be submitted via the Czech Radio website until 31st March 2022 and the final competition round will take place before an audience as part of the Dvořák Prague international music festival on 16th September 2022.

The age limit of the competitors in the solo game category differs according to the instrument.

Musicians who are not older than 16 as of the date of the Competition’s public final round (16th September 2022) will be entitled to participate in the competition on the following instruments: violin, violoncello, piano, cembalo, accordion, harp and guitar.

Musicians who are not be older than 17 as of the date of the Competition’s public final round (16th September 2022) will be entitled to participate in the competition on the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, saxophone and trombone.

The evaluation of the registered solo recordings will now take place in a single round. The performances of the soloists will be anonymously assessed by a nine-member international jury, whereupon four finalists will be chosen to present their artistry in a live competition performance.

“We have decided to make a change in the assessment of the competition based on our experience from the last two years. We have cut out one assessment round, but increased the number of jurors who will now decide on the finalists during the first round. This gives us room to include representatives from the majority of musical instruments in the assessment of the competitors. There will also be an editor from Czech Radio and a representative of the EBU.” is how the Production Manager Kateřina Konopásková explains the change that has occurred since last year.

Jan Simon, the intendant at the Academy of Classical Music adds: “The results of the last two years have shown that the assessments of the juries in the 1st and 2nd rounds were more or less the same. And this was despite the fact that the juries for each competition round contained different people who played different instruments. This fact has been especially evident with regard to the group of the very best competitors, for whom success in the 1st round would mean theoretical and in the 2nd round actual advancement into the finale or the receipt of an honourable mention. It is clear that exceptional talents will come through regardless of who assesses them.”

The absolute winner will be given the option of making their own promotional recording at Czech Radio. Thanks to the support from the Karel Komárek Family Foundation and other partners, the best soloists will receive scholarships from the Academy of Classical Music at the amount of 5000, 2800 and 1700 euros for their further education in performance courses or to purchase new instruments. The best soloists will perform at the traditional South Bohemian Concertino Praga Festival during September.

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