Antonín Dvořák International Radio Competition for Young Musicians Concertino Praga

All competitions
16/09/2022 - 16/09/2022
Prague, Czech Republic
Accordion | Brass instruments | French Horn | Trombone | Trumpet | Chamber music | Harpsichord | Piano | Woodwind Instruments | Bassoon | Clarinet | Flute | Oboe | Saxophone | Cello | Violin | Guitar | Harp | Plucked strings | Symphonic strings

Concertino Praga – Antonín Dvořák International Radio Competition for Young Musicians, has been held since 1966. It is a multi-instrumental competition, whose mission is to seek out extraordinarily talented musicians up to 15 or 16 years of age.

The competition is open to violin, cello, piano, harpsichord, harp, accordion, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, French horn, trumpet and trombone players.

The competitors are judged by an international jury over the course of two rounds. The first round is completely anonymous and based on the evaluation of the competitors’ recordings. The final round takes the form of a public concert held at the Rudolfinum during the 2022 Dvořák Prague International Music Festival.

The competition is organised by Czech Radio and the Academy of Classical Music. With its membership since 1988, the competition is one of the long standing members of EMCY.



Czech Radio – Concertino Praga
Academy of Classical Music


The participants should be aged up to 15 /16 years old.
The competition has two rounds.


Every year

Next deadline

The deadline for submitting registrations and delivering the competition recordings for the 1st round is 31.03.2022.


Application requirements:
• recordings of the individual competition pieces in the WAV/PCM format – 16/24 bits – 44.1/48kHz,
• video recording which the jury will view only in the case of any doubts associated with how the competition recordings were made,
• the competitor’s profile up to a maximum of 1000 characters,
• five professional photographs of the competitor in print quality, including the photographer’s name (at least 300 dpi),
• the complete sheet music (without any personal markings),
• a copy of the competitor’s passport (in the case of foreign competitors),
• the repertoire for the 2nd round of the Competition – at least 2 pieces set for solo instrument and orchestra.


The rules are listed as competition statue on the official website.

Participation in the competition is limited:

  • musicians who are not older than 15 as of the date of the Competition’s public final round, i.e. 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 16 as of the date of the Competition’s public final round, i.e. 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 prize winners will receive the title “Laureate of the Concertino Praga competition”. The jury may also award “Honourable mentions”. The prize winners are invited to participate in the South Bohemian Concertino Praga festival in September 2022.

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 at the following amounts:

1st prize – 5 000 EUR
2nd prize – 2 800 EUR
3rd prize – 1 700 EUR


Visit original competition page www.rozhlas.cz/concertino_english

Prize winners

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