Concertino Praga is open for entries for 2021

A finale performance as part of the 2021 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 55th year has now opened its registration process for new entries. Players can enter the upcoming year of the project in two categories: solo performance and chamber ensemble performance.

Entries can be submitted via the Czech Radio website until 31st January 2021 and the final competition round will take place before an audience as part of the Dvořák Prague international music festival on 17th and 18th September 2021.

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, i.e. 18th September 2021, 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, i.e. 18th September 2021, will be entitled to participate in the competition on the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, saxophone and trombone.

 In the chamber ensemble category, musicians, whose average ages do not exceed the age of 20 as of the date of the Competition’s public final round, i.e. 17th September 2021, may perform in the ensembles ranging from duos to sextets. The oldest ensemble member must not be older than 21 as of the date of the public final competition, i.e. 17th September 2021.

The evaluation of the entered solo recordings will take place in three rounds. The first and second rounds will be assessed anonymously by an international jury and this will result in the announcement of four finalists. The chamber ensemble category will be assessed anonymously in the first round and the second, final round will be public. The absolute winner in each category 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 and chamber ensembles 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 and ensembles will perform at the traditional South Bohemian Concertino Praga Festival during September.