The winners of Talent of Prague 5 gave a concert

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01/02/2024

The competition of talented performers “Talent of Prague 5” is already in its 17th year. The traditional event for musicians under the age of 26 culminated in a gala concert for the laureates, which took place in the Bohumil Martinů hall at the HAMU in Malá Strana. Award-winning young artists performed accompanied by the PKF – Prague Philharmonia orchestra conducted by Leoš Svárovský. This famous chamber ensemble was founded in 1994 by the world-famous conductor Jiří Bělohlávek. During the festive evening, the works of masters of world classics such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anatoly Komarovsky, Niccolò Paganini and Jenö Hubay were played.

The absolute winner of the 17th edition of Talent of Prague 5, cellist Jakub William Gráf.

The competition, which is organized annually by the Prague 5 district in cooperation with the PKF – Prague Philharmonia, monitors the artistic performances of young musical amateurs. It allows the best to present their art in public concerts accompanied by a prestigious professional orchestra. Councilor for culture Štěpán Rattay (Pirates) perceives the merit of the traditional competition: “This is one of our long-term projects aimed at supporting the development of creativity of young people. In this case, it is about fulfilling the artistic abilities of talented performers. For them, our competition can be an important incentive for further musical careers.”

This year, 17 young Czech talents took part in the competition. The youngest participant was the eight-year-old violinist Tadeáš Prokop. The absolute winner was cellist Jakub William Gráf. In other categories, oboe, piano, violin and flute players were particularly successful. Selected hopefuls from our partner cities – from Hungary’s Budapest (Újbuda), Romania’s Arad and Serbia’s Belgrade (Savski Venac) also performed at the award-winning performers’ concert. “Even this year, the competition brought great musical performances, which the young artists performed with all their splendor even at the final concert. I think we’ll be hearing a lot more about a lot of the performers involved in the future,Radka Šimková, mayor of Prague 5, praised the event (PRAHA 5 SOBĚ). The director of PKF – Prague Philharmonia Kateřina Kalistová was also pleased with the high artistic level of the competition. At the same time, she praised the high-quality work of the organizers: “I applaud Prague 5 and all its representatives who have supported the competition over the years. The whole orchestra is already looking forward to the next year.”

Laureates of the 17th edition of the Talent Prague 5 competition

I. category (up to 15 years)

1st prize – František Sládek (oboe)

2nd Prize – Tadeáš Prokop (violin)

3rd prize – Matej Mike Dvořák (violin)

II. category (16-26 years)

2nd Prize – Anna does not eat (piano)

Honorable Mention – Victoria Kostin (piano)

III. category (high school and university students)

1st prize (+ absolute winner) – Jacob William Graf (violoncello)

2nd Prize – Jakub Škarda (clarinet)

3rd prize – Denis Rakus (bassoon)

honorable mentions:

Lucie Zástěrová (flute)

Alena Mazáková (piano)

Ruben Konecny (clarinet)

The article is in Czech

Czechia

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