Main Prizes

Piano category
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.

Prizes offered jointly for both categories

OLEG PODGORNÝ PRIZE for the most successful, youngest Czech participant in the entire competition (must have participated at least in Round II) – CZK 25,000 granted by the ARTIST’S LIFE FOUNDATION.
Prague Spring contributes a work by an outstanding Czech graphic artist

CZECH CENTERS PRIZE a one-week residence at one of the Czech Centers in Europe for the best Czech participant in the entire competition

GIDEON KLEIN FOUNDATION PRIZE for the most successful Czech participant in the entire competition – CZK 15,000

MERCEDES BENZ PRIZE for the most successful Czech participant in the entire competition (must have participated at least in the finals or have earned an Honorable Mention) – the company will provide a car from the category New Generation Compact Cars for mutually agreed events in the 2021 concert season

 

Paid concert performances

For each category

A paid performance at the 77th annual Prague Spring International Music Festival in 2022 for the winners of the 1st prizes

For laureates of both categories

(the organizer reserves the right to choose a laureate from one category)

FESTIVALS

Prize of the Pro Harmonia Mundi Foundation, Switzerland – a performance at the festival Ticino Musica International Classic

Associazione Anna Jervolino Casera, Italy

EuroArt Prague International Music Festival

Young Prague International Music Festival

International Festival Pardubice Music Spring

Monastery Music Celebrations

Young Podium Festival as part of the series Czech Culture Celebrations

Discovering the Treasures of Broumov Region Festival

Třeboň Nocturnes Festival

CONCERT PERFORMANCES DURING THE 2021/2022 SEASON OF THESE ORGANISERS

Czech Chamber Music Society

Klasika Viva Concerts

Barocco sempre giovane

Prague Musical Nights at the Spanish Synagogue

Antonín Dvořák Memorial in Vysoká u Příbrami

More prizes are under negotiation, and they will be published successively.

Contact

Competition Office
Phone: +420 257 313 033
E-mail: competition@festival.cz

Pražské jaro, o. p. s.
Hellichova 18
118 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic