1st prize – Takehiro Konoe (Japan/Netherland)
 
2nd prize – Kyungsik Shin (South Korea)
 
3rd prize – Joseph Skerik (USA)
 
Competition Laureate - Hwayoon Lee (South Korea)
Honorary mention – Laura Liu (USA), Wilhelm Magner (Canada), Yibo Cao (China), Ilias-Ion Livieratos (Greece)
 
 
Special awards
Audience prize - Kyungsik Shin (South Korea)
Prize for the best interpretation of O. Nedbal piece - Ilias-Ion Livieratos (Greece)
Prize for the best interpretation of B. Martinů piece - Takehiro Konoe (Japan/Netherland)
Pirastro Prize for an outstanding young talent - Laura Liu (USA)
Prague´s Conservatory Director Prize for the best Czech competitor – Bohumil Bondarenko (CZ)
 

Dear violists 
Thank you so much for your marvellous playing on the videos for the  first round of The Oskar Nedbal Viola Competition. The level was very high with excellent instrumental control and personal interpretations. 
In this difficult time with both war and COVID-19 it is very impressive that you keep up the dedication to music and to your instrument. It gives hope for a better future.
It has not been an easy task to find the participants for the second round out of so many qualified viola players.
It would have been great if we could hear many more of you in the second round but as you know only a limited number of participants is allowed.
Congratulations to those of you who are going on to the second round, and if you did not please come back next time.
 
 
Tim Frederiksen
Head of Jury
 
 
 
Semifinalists of the Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition 2022:
1. Yibo Cao (China)
2. Oscar Edin (Sweden)
3. Duleen van Gunsteren (Netherland)
4. Wenhan Jiang (China)
5. Takehiro Konoe (Japan/Netherland)
6. Hwayoon Lee (South Korea)
7. Yat Lee (Hong Kong)
8. Laura Liu (USA)
9. Ilias-Ion Livieratos (Greece)
10. Wilhelm Magner (Canada)
11. Nicol Miekus (Poland)
12. Kyungsik Shin (South Korea)
13. Joseph Skerik (USA)
14. Yuri Yoon (South Korea)

Dear violists, Thank you so much for applying for the Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition 2022! Thank you for your wonderful recordings! Our Jury (Tim Frederiksen, Lech Antonio Uszynski, Kristina Fialová, Peter Barsony and Jan Pěruška) just received them and is looking forward to listening! We expect to have the 1st round results ready on July 14th. We will send you an information email as well as we will write our 2nd round competitors list on our web and social media. We wish you the best of luck!

Dear violists, we´ve received couple of similair questions from some of you so we would like to answer to most usual ones here.

1. The videorecording must be recorded as a one video without cuts between pieces. The video should be filmed from a fixed camera angle; musician´s hands and face must be entirely visible all the time

2. The videorecording doesn´t have to be from a professional studio. In last two years we´ve learnt that even with a good phone one can make a nice recording. Just please make sure the sound quality of the recording is good.

3. 1st round repertoire - a work for viola unaccompanied (or a movement-s) chosen by canditate. It can by any piece chosen by you for viola solo - contemporary piece, Capricce, Etude - whatever you feel confident with. It can be one or more movements from a larger piece, it´s totally up to you. The only rule is that the whole first round can not be longer than 15 minutes.

 We are looking forward for your applications!

we are happy to inform you, that applications for the 4th Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition 2022 are open! The competition will be held September 29 - October 2, 2022 at the Prague Conservatory, Prague, Czech Republic. Application deadline (together with the videorecording) is July 1st 2022. We are looking forward to see you in Prague!

What an amazing day! Yesterday we heard 10 wonderful performaces by our finalists in the Prague Conservatory beautiful concert hall. Even though all our competitiors would deserve some prize, the final results came from the Jury:
 
1st prize – not awarded
 
2nd prize – Weronika Dziadek (Poland)
 
2nd prize - Ami-Louise Johnsson (Sweden)
 
3rd prize - Wenhan Jiang (China)
 
 
Special awards
 
Prize for the best interpretation of O. Nedbal piece - Ami-Louise Johnsson (Sweden)
 
Pirastro Prize for an outstanding young talent – Sebastian Gonzalez Mora (Canada/Columbia)
 
Prague´s Conservatory Director Prize for the best Czech competitor – Mája Wittová (CZ)
 
Bravo everybody! Thank you for coming to Prague, we hope you enjoyed it and see you next year!!
 
 

Schedule of the 3rd Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition 2021

 

September 30

2-5pm registration

5pm - opening od the Competition, draw of the 1st round order

6pm - opening concert - Sao Soulez Lariviere - viola, Lili Bogdanova - piano, free entry

Prague Conservatory, Dvořákovo nábřeží 2, Prague

October 1-2

From 10am - 1st round - Prague Concervatory, main concert hall

October 2 - around 4pm 1st round resultes announcement

October 3

From 10am - 2nd round - Prague Conservatory - main concert hall

after 6PM - resultes announcement

 

 

Schedule is a subject to change.