The Main Jury

The main jury nominates and selects the Ambassador of Czech Music winner, and selects the winners of the Lifetime Achievement, and Talent of the Year award. It also approves the nominees of all the special juries and categories.

Gabriela BEŇAČKOVÁ

  • world-renowned, prestigious award-winning soprano singer
  • masterclass tutor

Jiří HLAVÁČ

  • clarinetist and saxophonist
  • music composer,
    music event organiser,
    pedagogue and writer
  • a scholar at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Václav HUDEČEK

  • violin virtuoso
  • holder of many prestigious awards from worldwide-famous festivals and competitionsk
  • a relentless supporter of the upcoming generation of Czech performers

Ivan KLÁNSKÝ

  • piano performer, pedagogue, dean of Prague HAMU
  • laureate of many awards from major world festivals and competitions
  • masterclass tutor

Ondřej SOUKUP

  • composer of theatre, television, and film music scores
  • wrote music for a number of musicals; pop music writer