Main prizes

1st prize CZK 250,000

2nd prize CZK 150,000

3rd prize CZK 100,000

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

Honourable Mention of the Jury of the First Grade may be awarded to some of the finalists who do not receive any of the main prizes – CZK 10,000

Honourable Mention of the Jury may be awarded to some outstanding candidates in Round II who do not advance to the finals

Czech Radio Prize a free studio recording and presentation of the best laureate to be broadcasted by Czech Radio

Czech Music Fund Foundation Prize for the best performance of works composed for the 2023 Prague Spring International Music Competition – CZK 20,000

Prize of the City of Prague for the most successful laureate

Bärenreiter Prize a gift voucher for a selection of sheet music published by Bärenreiter Praha and Bärenreiter-Verlag Kassel for the most successful laureate

Prizes for the viola category

Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Prize for the best performance of the work by Bohuslav Martinů – CZK 40,000

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.

 

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. The Prague Spring offers a work by an outstanding Czech graphic artist

Czech Centres Prize a one-week residence at one of the Czech Centres 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 Honourable Mention) – the company will provide a car for mutually agreed events in the 2023 concert season

Paid concert performances

For each category
A performance at the 79th annual Prague Spring International Music Festival in 2024 for the winners of the 1st prizes

More prizes and concert engagements are under negotiation and they will be published on the website and in the competition catalogue.