Competition terms and rules (download)
The 73rd Prague Spring International Music Competition, a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva, will take place in Prague on 6 – 14 May 2022 in the categories BASSOON and CLARINET.
The Competition is intended for artists of all nationalities who:
a) satisfy the age limit – 32 years (i.e. those who are born after 6 May 1990 inclusive)
b) have not already won 1st prize in the relevant category at the Prague Spring International Music Competition
It is no longer possible to enter the 2022 Competition
The postponed competitions of bassoon and clarinet category from 2020 will be held from 6 till 14 May 2022. The original competition was canceled due to the worldwide pandemic.
The decision to reschedule them was made when the preliminary round was already underway, as the competition committee was choosing candidates to advance to the first round of the competition. All of the chosen candidates have been allowed to decide whether they wish to continue to compete in 2022. The prerequisite was that they reconfirm their participation. Because of the large number of interested parties, the competition committee has decided that it will not hold an additional preliminary selection round for the vacated positions.
The participation fee of 80 EUR must be transferred by each participant to the Competition account by 28 February 2022 at the latest.
Neither the registration nor the participation fee can be refunded should the competitor be prevented from attending, or should he or she cancel his or her participation.
a) A copy of the applicant´s birth certificate or proof of identity
b) A portrait photo suitable for reproduction (without copyright) – min. 1 MB and 300 dpi
c) An unedited VIDEO recording of the compositions listed in the “Competition Repertoire” section of this General Conditions (find the technical requirements below)
d) A statement from a professor or other person of artistic standing (e.g. a sound engineer) guaranteeing the authenticity and quality of the recording – a form can be downloaded here
e) Proof of payment of the registration fee in the amount of EUR 30 (for costs associated with registration and the preliminary round) – always state the full name of the competitor in the comment
The selection of candidates to take part in the Competition in Prague shall be based on this recording, shall be anonymous and in random order. The video recording must fulfill the following parameters:
By submitting the Competition application, the participant gives his/her consent to the processing of personal data in accordance with the following information on their processing, and confirms that he/she has read and accepted the Competition Conditions before registering for the Competition, and that he/she agrees with the fact that not granting or revoking this consent excludes his/her participation in the Competition.
By submitting the application, the Competitor gives his/her consent to the Organiser to process the following personal data as a controller, in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (hereinafter only the “Regulation”), and Act No. 110/2019 Coll. on the processing of personal data, as amended:
The Organiser processes the personal data provided only based on the consent given by the Competitor and for the purpose of fulfilling the contract – ensuring the Competitor’s participation in the Competition. These data will be processed by the controller for the duration of the contractual relationship.
The provision of personal data is voluntary. Consent can be revoked at any time, for example by sending an e-mail or letter to the contact details of the Organiser.
Personal data is processed by the Organiser as the controller, but personal data may also be processed for the Organiser by processors acting on behalf of the Organiser. In this case, the Organiser undertakes to ensure that the processor fulfills its obligations under the Regulation.
Under the Regulation, the Competitor has:
Personal data provided by the Competitors shall not be provided to third countries.
Bassoon and clarinet competition shall be held in three rounds. The number of candidates in all rounds is limited. For both categories, a maximum number of Round I candidates is 45, a maximum of 12 candidates shall advance to Round II. 3 candidates shall advance to the finals of both competition fields.
The competition repertoire stated by the candidate in the application shall be binding and cannot be changed. Later changes or failure to comply with the mandatory repertoire shall form the grounds for disqualification. Candidates must bring printed music with them and present it on demand.
All rounds of competition performances are public.
Each participant is obliged to register at the Competition secretariat (for the bassoon section – Academy of Performing Arts, for the clarinet section – National House of Vinohrady) at a fixed time, which he/she has received in the letter of invitation. The participant will identify him/herself with passport, identity card or birth certificate. Immediately after registration, an acoustic rehearsal will take place in the hall.
All participants must be present in person at the opening ceremony of the Competition and at the announcement of the results after all rounds.
Each participant accepts the obligation to remain free of all professional obligations or concerts throughout the duration of the Competition.
Competitors will be expected to receive their awards in person.
All travel and accommodation expenses for the duration of Round I shall be paid by the candidates themselves.
Starting from Round II, all candidates who do not have their permanent residence in Prague or live more than 100 km from Prague shall receive a contribution of 60 EUR/day.
The contribution shall be provided for the duration of their active participation in the Competition. The accommodation for the prize-winners shall be covered until the day when the prizes are presented to them. This does not apply to piano accompanists or other accompanying persons.
By submitting the registration form, participants give consent to the recording of any audio-visual materials from their participation in the Competition and its publication, typically in the news coverage of the Competition or by media partners of the Competition. Owners of such materials shall be the Organiser or its media partners as the producer of such materials. If participants of the Competition receive such audio-visual materials, they shall be obliged to use them only for personal, educational, non-commercial and non-public purposes.
Any radio or television broadcasts and recordings of competition performances shall be at the disposal of the Prague Spring and shall serve for the promotion of the Competition. Any commercial use of these recordings shall be the subject of further negotiations.