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


Every year

Next event

Concert of laureates: 09.06. 2019

South Bohemian Festival: 10.06. – 16.06. 2019

Age range

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


The musicians take part in the international competition through professional audio recordings.
Competitors from abroad may enter the competition via the members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the International Music Council (IMC) and the European Music Council (EMC).
The recordings must be made in a studio or during a live performance in the period between 1st January and 15th December 2018 and must be live recordings without any editing in post.
The organization sponsoring the contestant will arrange the recording with a minimum total length of 20 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes.
The recordings shall be judged by an international jury in the first quarter of 2019. The organizer shall inform the organizations about the results within 10 days after the international jury sessions. The results shall also be available on the competition’s website.
The laureates of the International Radio Competition Concertino Praga 2019 shall defend their titles by playing at a Gala concert in Rudolfinum (Prague) and at the South Bohemian Concertino Praga Festival in June 2019.
You can find the detailed information in Rules and conditions and in the competition´s Statute.
For more information please visit their FAQ page http://www.rozhlas.cz/concertino_english/faq/ or contact them by e-mail: concertino@rozhlas.cz or phone: (+420) 221 551 509.


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

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Harp


15th December 2018


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.


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