International Radio Competition for Young Musicians ‘Concertino Praga’

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09/06/2019 - 16/06/2019
Prague, Czech Republic
Piano/keyboard | Cello | Violin | Harp

The International Radio Competition for Young Musicians Concertino Praga, which has been organized by Czech Radio since 1966, is directed at young performers. It is held in different categories in a three-year cycle: strings – violin, piano, cello and harp, woodwinds – flute, oboe, clarinet and basoon, and chamber music – from duo upto quintet.

Young musicians from all around the world take part in the international competition through professional audio recordings, from which a seven-member jury of internationally renowned performers chooses the best through listening to the CDs in an anonymous fashion. Due to the strictly anonymous way in which the choice is made, the results are very objective.

Each year, the competition´s highlight is a special celebratory concert in Prague, where the awarded winners give their, often first, performance in front of radio microphones. Solo performers are accompanied by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. The laureates also perform at the following traditional South Bohemian festival Concertino Praga, giving a total of four concerts in the marvelous halls of South Bohemian castles.

The competition´s goal is to promote classical music and to introduce the best Czech and foreign young musicians of their generation to the public.

With its membership since 1988, the competition is one of the long standing members of EMCY.

The competition has information about laureates, concerts and events also on Facebook.



Czech Radio – Concertino Praga


The next events will be:

Concert of laureates: 09.06. 2019

South Bohemian Festival: 10.06. – 16.06. 2019

Participation in the competition is limited by age. For 2019, the competition is open to musicians who were born in 2002 or later.

Czech Radio announces the 53rd edition of The International Radio Competition for Young Musicians Concertino Praga 2019 in following categories:

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Harp


Every year

Next deadline



Required with the registration:

  • a curriculum vitae with a maximum length of 1100 keystrokes,
  • two photographs in print quality with the stated name of the photographer,
  • NEW – comprehensive sheet music for the optional compositions,
  • the accompanying sheet with the prescribed documentation. The accompanying sheet is available from the competition website,
  • NEW- a video recording  of the making of the competition recording which the jury will view in the case of any doubts associated with the making of the competition recording (it can be made using a mobile telephone, the jury will not take its quality into account).

Click on the link for more informations: Link.


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

You can find a pdf format at this link.


Violin: J. Suk: 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 17  (II. Appassionato, IV. Burleska)

Cello: B. Martinů: Variations on the Slovak Theme

Piano: V. Novák: Reminiscences, Op. 6. (Inquietto)

Harp: J. B. Krumpholtz: Recueil de 12 Préludes et petits Airs Op. 2 for Harp (no. 6)


The jury awards first and second prizes. The overall prizewinner is awarded financial reward in the amount of 1000 EUR. The prize winners perform at a Gala Concert in Prague and at the South Bohemian Concertino Praga Festival.


Visit original competition page www.rozhlas.cz/concertino_english

Prize winners