March 21-25, 2018
Join choirs, bands, and orchestras from around the world at Young Prague, one of the most culturally diverse and enjoyable European events for young musicians ages 8-26. Since 2002, this festival and competition has given youth choirs, bands, and orchestras the unique opportunity to showcase their talent and skill along with over 1,000 other musicians.
Young Prague includes special events hosted by Prague city officials, including ceremonies, concerts and social gatherings for guest ensembles. Additional highlights include competing in spectacular venues such as the National House, performing in the historic St. Nicholas Church, sightseeing in Prague, an evening cruise on the Vltava River, and marching in a festive parade through the heart of the city.
Performance groups can participate in adjudicated or non-adjudicated sections, and whether partaking in the competition or not, the time in Prague is highly rewarding and enhanced by new friendships with youth from many nations.
Exemplifying music as a universal language, Young Prague has welcomed ensembles from Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.