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Instrumental Competition 2017

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Persons interested in participating in the competition apply on line where they may complete and confirm a web application, attach required photographs suitable for reproduction, a recording of the compositions for the preliminary round, and other attachments if any.

The application must be accompanied by the following items:

  • an unedited recording of high technical quality of the compositions listed in the Competition Repertoire section of these General Provisions.
    harpsichord – an unedited audio recording in WAV, FLAC, MP3, OGG, or M4A format or on a CD or minidisk
    violin – a video recording in avi, mov, mpg, or mp4, or a DVD
    The quality of the recording must meet professional standards. The selection of candidates who will be able to participate in the competition in Prague will be made on the basis of this recording. Recordings will be heard anonymously and in random order. At the same time, submit a statement from a pedagogue or other person of artistic standing (e.g. the recording engineer) guaranteeing the authenticity of the recording. If you do not comply with the programme requirements for the recording, you will be disqualified.
  • a copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • a portrait photograph – suitable for reproduction (digital photograph in 300dpi resolution burnt on a marked CD or loaded on-line in application form or a legibly signed printed photograph)
  • confirmation of payment of the administrative fee (for costs associated with registration and the preliminary round) of EUR 30 onto account “Prazske jaro”, acct. no. 3633372/0800 at the bank Česká spořitelna, IBAN CZ64 0800 000­0 0000 03633372, B.I.C. GIBACZPX.
    The administrative fee can also be paid online directly from through the application form by using the PayPal service.
    (Applicants wishing to render payment in the currency CZK will find information about payment on the website in the FAQ section))


A printout of the application form, duly completed and signed, along with any enclosures not sent electronically, is to be sent to the address:

Prague Spring Competition
Hellichova 18
118 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

If you send recording by post, please mark the envelope "Competition recording, not subject to tax"

(The date when the electronic application is sent is decisive.)


By 20 January 2017, candidates accepted for the competition (i.e. successful candidates chosen in the preliminary round) will be sent notification of their acceptance by e-mail. Candidates receiving this message shall pay the participation fee of EUR 80 onto the competition account no later than by 15 February 2017. Accepted candidates will then be sent a letter with complete information concerning the holding of the competition as well as sheet music for the compulsory composition.

The administrative fee and participation fee are nonrefundable.

These competition requirements have been announced in compliance with the Competition Statutes of the Prague Spring International Music Competition dated 9 November 2015. The competition requirements are being issued in the Czech, English, French and German languages. In case of any discrepancy, the Czech text shall be regarded as authentic.