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Quick Reads: 54 young artists from 3 continents will take part in the Concertino Praga 2020 competition

Czech Radio has announced the 54th year of the Concertino Praga - the Antonín Dvořák International Radio Competition for Young Musicians, for the first time in conjunction with the Academy of Classical Music. Somewhat symbolically, exactly 54 competitors from 16 countries in Europe, Asia and North America have registered for the competition. The competition recordings will now be assessed by the international juries in two rounds. The final round will take place in the format of a public concert held at the

Thanks to the cooperation between Czech Radio and the Academy of Classical Music, Concertino Praga 2020 will now bear the subtitle of the Antonín Dvořák International Radio Competition for Young Musicians for the first time. This multifaceted competition, whose mission is to look for exceptional talents aged under 15 or 16 years of age, combines the original radio vision based on the assessment of the sent recordings with a public concert.  The competitors will be assessed in every round by a jury consisting of leading instrumental soloists, conductors, music teachers and representatives of the European Broadcasting Union. While the first two rounds remain anonymous and without the direct participation of the competitors, the third round will take place at the Rudolfinum on 12th September 2020 as part of the program for the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival. The finalists will be accompanied by the Prague Radio Symphonic Orchestra under the baton of Jiří Rožeň.

54 competitors from Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Ukraine and USA have sent in their recordings for the 54th year of the competition and a total of 12 instruments are represented - accordion, bassoon, flute, oboe, violin, clarinet, piano, horn, saxophone, trombone, trumpet and cello.

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