Second round jury

Jacques Ammon (piano, Germany)

Bartosz Bryla (violin, Hungary)

The renowned oboist Jana Brožková graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Music Faculty at the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague. In 1983, she drew attention to herself by winning the Concertino Praga international competition and in 1989 she was the absolute winner and received a special prize at the Europäischer Musikpreis Zürich. She worked for a number of years as the solo oboist at the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra and she has played first oboe at the Czech Philharmonic since 2002. She also regularly performs as a soloist or as a member of chamber ensembles. She won the prestigious 1st prize in the ARD Munich competition in 1997 with the Afflatus Quintet. She has also been a teacher at the Music Faculty of the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague since 1999.

Peter Ferenčík (RTVS, Slovakia)

Vladimír Rejlek graduated in playing the trumpet from the Conservatory and the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague. In 1978, he won the Prague Spring international competition and in 2016 he was the chairman of the jury for the same competition in the trumpet category. He has already been a member of the international jury for the Concertino Praga festival several times. His wide concert repertoire includes works from all stylistic periods and he regularly appears on concert stages both here and abroad. He has been the head of the trumpet group at the Opera Orchestra of the National Theatre in Prague since 1974. In addition to solo concerts, he is also involved in teaching at the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague, where he was appointed a professor in 2009. His is currently the head of the Wind Instrument Department at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague.

Eckart Runge (cello, Germany)

The pianist Miroslav Sekera graduated from the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague. He has received a number of awards both at home and abroad and he received the prize of the “Salon de Virtuosi” in New York in 2016. He has performed as both a solo and chamber player on prestigious stages, especially in Vienna (Wien Konzerthaus, Musikverein), Washington (the Kennedy Center) and in Tokyo (Opera City Concert Hall). In 2019, he performed concerts around Japan with the legendary cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and he performed as a soloist at the international Karuizawě festival in Japan in the same year. His latest solo CD with works by Franz Liszt and Bedřich Smetana was issued by Supraphon in 2020.