The international competition ‘Concertino Praga 2019’ – results

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February 21

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

Maria Duenas

Klara Erdingerova

Russian Federation


Czech Republic


CELLO 1st Prize Syon Najman Bulgaria
2nd Prize Mariia Slashcheva Russian Federation
Honorable mention Thomas Prechal

Konstancja Smietanska




PIANO 1st Prize Jan Cmejla Czech Republic
2nd Prize Eliska Tkadlcikova Czech Republic
Honorable mention Eva Garet

Gabriela Bortnowska




HARP 1st Prize Aleksandra Arsenova Russian Federation
2nd Prize Yelyzaveta Rakovska Ukraine
Honorable mention Jernej Misic

Martin Sadilek

Victoria Markova


Czech Republic



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.

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