Concertino Praga 2021 – Talent Stage, presentation of semifinalists for the Chamber Music and Solo categories
At the elite levels of music competitions there are no real losers. Simply getting to compete in the later rounds is proof of a musician’s excellence. The semi-finalists for chamber music and solo performance at the Concertino Praga – Antonín Dvořák International Radio Competition for young musicians – will be presenting themselves at an afternoon concert in the Rudolfinum’s Suk Hall. These performances at this Talent Stage event will demonstrate that we need not worry about any shortfall in young, talented, and diligent musicians.
Suk Hall is the newest hall in the Neo-Renaissance Rudolfinum. It was created from 1940 to 1942 during modifications of the adjacent Dvořák Hall, as a smaller concert hall. In designing the interior decor architects Antonín Engel and Bohumír Kozák took inspiration from the original style of the Rudolfinum’s architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz, thus Suk Hall fits perfectly into the original composition of the building. During the most recent modifications in 2015, according to a design by architect Petr Hrůša, the acoustics of the hall and its connection to the Rudolfinum’s atrium were improved while respecting the historical value of these premises, protected as a historical landmark. Suk Hall has a new grand piano and continues to be intended mainly for performances of chamber music.