In the international scenario of the classical music competition, a place of great importance is reserved for the International competition for young musicians ‘Concertino Praga’. This competition allows young artists from all over the world to participate in other international challenges through professional sound recordings, based on the anonymous listening of the seven-member jury, composed of renowned world artists. The results are very objective given the strict secrecy of the candidates.
Recordings and entries are made by members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the International Music Council (IMC) and the European Music Council (EMC).
The competition culminates every year with a ceremony in Prague, where laureates defend their pride in front of the radio microphone and television cameras. Laureates also perform at the traditional South Bohemian Concertino Praga Festival, four concerts in the beautiful halls of South Bohemian Castles. The absolute winner is published by Czech Radio’s own profile CD. The organizer also offers concerts and educational opportunities to the laureates, not only during the year, but also in the years to come.
The Jury session this year took place on the 7th and 8th February in Czech Radio in Prague. The Jurors listened to 31 recordings in total in the following categories: Violin, Cello, Piano and Harp. The recordings represented 12 countries: Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia and Ukraine.
Here you can find a scheme with all the prize winners for this edition:
|VIOLIN||1st Prize||Wiktor Dziedic||Poland|
|2nd Prize||Lora Markova||Bulgaria|
|Honorable mention||Sofia Yakovenko
|CELLO||1st Prize||Syon Najman||Bulgaria|
|2nd Prize||Mariia Slashcheva||Russian Federation|
|Honorable mention||Thomas Prechal
|PIANO||1st Prize||Jan Cmejla||Czech Republic|
|2nd Prize||Eliska Tkadlcikova||Czech Republic|
|Honorable mention||Eva Garet
|HARP||1st Prize||Aleksandra Arsenova||Russian Federation|
|2nd Prize||Yelyzaveta Rakovska||Ukraine|
|Honorable mention||Jernej Misic
|SPECIAL PRIZES||Bohuslav Martinu Foundation||Mariia Slashcheva||Russian Federation|
|Viktor Kalabis and Zuzana Ruzickova Foundation||Wiktor Dziedzic||Poland|
|EMCY PRIZE||Wiktor Dziedzic||Poland|
|Overall winner||Jan Cmelia||Czech Republic|
EMCY would like to congratulate all the participants for their amazing performances and the competition ‘Concertino Praga’ for this extraordinary and successful event.
For more information, visit the official website: Concertino Praga.