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International Radio Competition for Young Musicians 'Concertino Praga'

Next competition:

Concert of laureates: 07.06. 2018

South Bohemian Festival: 11.06. – 15.06. 2018

Next deadline:

Registration deadline: 30.11.2017

The deadline for sending the Recordings: 15.12.2017

Categories for the next competition: duos, trios, quartets, quintets
City: Prague (Czech Republic)
Age range: 1-17 (18 in the year of the laureates concert in 2018)
Structure: Submission of recordings to enter the competition through members of the EBU - European Broadcasting Union, IMC – International Music Council or EMC – European Music Council. In the competition the jury assesses the Competitor's artistic performances recorded on Compact Disc in a studio or during a public performance as a live recording without any subsequent editing.
Cycle: every year

1)violin, piano, violoncello, classic guitar

2)flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet

3)chamber ensembles (duo, trio, quartet, quintet)

Organiser: Czech Radio - Concertino Praga
Contact: concertino(at)rozhlas.cz
Website: www.rozhlas.cz/concertino/english

Rules: Please see here.

Prizes: The jury awards first and second prizes. The overall prizewinner is awarded the Helena Karásková Prize and 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.

Application: Application form for entry to the competiton.

The participants are invited by Czech Radio to make recordings free of charge for the competition in October and November. These recordings will be reviewed by a Czech jury the following January and the winners decided upon. You can find the application form for the recording here.

For more information please see the competition website or contact the competition at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


The International Radio Competition for Young Musicians Concertino Praga, which has been organized by Czech Radio since 1966, is directed at young performers aged 18 or under. It is held in different categories in a three-year cycle in the categories violin, piano, cello, guitar, woodwinds and chamber music. 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 a strictly anonymous fashion, which makes the results 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. Czech Radio publishes a CD that profiles the overall winner; winners in other categories are featured on a compilation CD.

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.

Last updated: 11.10.2017

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