1st prize CZK 250,000
2nd prize CZK 150,000
3rd prize CZK 100,000
String Quartet category
1st prize CZK 500,000
2nd prize CZK 300,000
3rd prize CZK 200,000
These amounts are gross amounts, i.e. they are subject to tax and other fees under applicable Czech legislation and regulations.
If the performances of the candidates do not reach the required quality standard, the jury shall decide whether to award all of the prizes. The jury may choose not to award any of them,
if it rules that the performances of the candidates do not meet the usual artistic standards of the Competition for the awarding of prizes. If candidates’ performances are of equal quality, the jury may award multiple prizes on the same level, in which case the prize money shall be added together and then divided equally to prizes of the same level. In doing so, it is necessary to make sure that the amounts of the prizes are in line with the final order of the competitors and that the amounts of prize money do not exceed the amounts offered for individual prizes.
Only one 1st prize may be awarded.
Winners of these main prizes shall also earn the title of Competition Laureate.
Other Prizes for each category
HONORABLE MENTION OF THE JURY of the First Grade may be awarded to some of the finalists who do not receive Main Prizes – CZK 10 000
HONORABLE MENTION OF THE JURY may be awarded to some of the outstanding candidates in Round II who do not advance to the finals
PRIZE OF THE CITY OF PRAGUE for the most successful laureate
CRYSTAL PRIZES made at the Moser studio for the winners of the main prizes
CZECH RADIO PRIZE a free studio recording and presentation of the best laureate broadcast by Czech Radio
CZECH MUSIC FUND FOUNDATION PRIZE for the best performance of works composed for the IMC Prague Spring 2021 – CZK 20,000
BÄRENREITER PRIZE a gift voucher for a selection of sheet music published by Bärenreiter Praha and Bärenreiter‑Verlag Kassel for the most successful laureate
CZECH RADIO MUSIC PUBLISHING HOUSE music publications and unique recordings from the radio archives for the winners of the main prizes
HOLLAR PRIZE (graphic prints) for the 1st prize winner
MIRO GALLERY PRIZE for the most successful laureate
HARMONIE MAGAZINE PRIZE for the best Czech participant – annual subscription of this magazine
Prize for piano category
RUDOLF FIRKUŠNÝ PRIZE for the best laureate
Prize for string quartet category
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ FOUNDATION PRIZE for the best performance of the work by Bohuslav Martinů – CZK 25,000
VIKTOR KALABIS AND ZUZANA RŮŽIČKOVÁ PRIZE for the most successful laureate – USD 1,500. The Viktor Kalabis and Zuzana Růžičková Endowment Fund and the Viktor Kalabis and Zuzana Růžičková Foundation Washington will further support concerts given by the winner of this prize with up to USD 8,500 if they include an essential work by Viktor Kalabis. Detailed conditions of the prize are to be found on this website.
For each category
A paid performance at the 77th annual Prague Spring International Music Festival in 2022 for the winners of the 1st prizes
More prizes are under negotiation, and they will be published successively.
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