Competition 2019 | these are the finalists in the flute category

The FLUTE category know the finalists!


The Round II of FLUTE category has taken place at the National House of Vinohrady as well as the Round I. The jury could listen to 12 candidates who performed excellently and aimed to get to the Finals which take place on May 14 in Dvořák Hall at Rudolfinum.

The repertoire was around 50 minutes long and the jurors and the visitors could hear pieces such as Sonatas from Bohuslav Martinů, Jan Novák or Carl Reinecke, Gabriel Feuré’s Fantasies, Sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach and also a premiere of work composed for the IMC Prague Spring „Intruduzione e Tema noc Variazioni“  by Jaroslav Pelikán.


It took a while for the jurors to make the right decision but in the end, they decided for 4 candidates, who will pass to the Finals. These candidates were announced during the speech of chairwoman of the jury and here are their names:

McKenna Niamh, Germany / Ireland

Talácková Anna, Czech Republic

You Chaeyeon, Republic of Korea

Yu Yuan, China


Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Prize was given to Sylvie Schelingerová from Czech Republic.

The Czech Music Fund Foundation Prize for the best performance of work composed for the IMC Prague Spring 2019 was given to Rute Fernandes from Portugal.



The Finals are divided into two parts. First part starts at 4pm and the second one at 8pm.

In the afternoon programme, we will hear these candidates:

  1. Niamh McKenna (Germany / Ireland)
  2. Chaeyeon You (Republic of Korea)

In the evening we will see performances of these participants:

  1. Yuan Yu (China)
  2. Anna Talácková (Czech Republic)

See the schedule here:

Get the tickets for both parts of the Finals online:


If you cannot be with us in Rudolfinum, you can watch the livestream on the Czech Radio YouTube Channel:

  • Concert at 16:00
  • Concert at 20:00


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