2018 Winners

Soňa Červená

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Soňa Červená is a Czech opera singer and an actress. In 1948, she became a member of the Czech Voskovec & Werich Theatre ensemble; she worked with the Janáček Opera in Brno, performed at the Prague Spring festival, and subsequently performed with the State Opera in Berlin. After emigrating in 1962, she performed as a visiting member at some of the world’s leading opera stages, such as the Vienna State Opera, La Scala, Palermo, or the San Francisco Opera, where she worked for eleven seasons. She is the holder of the Alfréd Radok Award, a special award as part of the The Czech Actors’ Association Thalia Awards, presented to her from the hands of then President Václav Havel. She was awarded the Artis Bohemiae Amicis Prize for representing Czech art both home and abroad.



2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Josef Pančík is a choirmaster, and ranks among the most influential Czech conductors. He has enjoyed an extraordinary artistic career, from the more than 50 years serving as a choirmaster in the Janáček Opera in Brno, through his work with the Brno madrigalists, to his more recent work with the Prague Chamber Choir. He has raised a number of young artists at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno, and his unmistakable choirmaster technique has been captured in countless recordings, released by some of the world’s top-tier record labels.

Music publishing house Bärenreiter

2018 International Ambassador of Czech Music

Milan Al-Ashabc

2018 Talent of the Year

Jiří Vodička

Best Solo Performance

Camille Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28
Pablo de Sarasate: Carmen fantasy, op. 25
Rudolfinum – 1. 1. 2018

Bennewitz Quartet

Best Chamber Music Performance

Robert Schumann, Bohuslav Martinů
Franz Schubert – chamber concert of ČSKH
Rudolfinum – 29. 1. 2018

Prague Philharmonic Choir

Best Vocal Performance

choirmaster Lukáš Vasilek
Gustav Mahler: symphony č. 2 c moll “ Resurrection”
Rudolfinum – 10. 10. 2018

Czech Philharmony

Best Orchestral Performance

conductor Semjon Byčkov

Gustav Mahler: symphony č. 2 c moll “ Resurrection”
Rudolfinum – 10. 10. 2018

Baborák Ensemble

Recording of the Year

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concert Symphonies Supraphon



The Vox Organi Project – organ recital
Olomouc – 30. 9. 2018

Kryštof Mařatka

Contemporary Composition

Salle Cortot, Paris – 16. 4. 2018

Prague Philharmonic Choir

The Czech Television Award

conductor Lukáš Vasilek

Gustav Mahler: symphony č. 2 c moll “ Resurrection”
Rudolfinum – 10. 10. 2018