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Martinu Czech Philharmonic Orchestra organizes, among its other activities, an international festival Talentinum, which purpose is to show young concert artists up to 25 years of age. It is a biennial, it originates back to 1972; I t will celebrate its 27th edition in 2024. Almost a quarter of century the festival has been introducing a number of young talents who have eventually evolved into leading artists in their respective fields. Of the multitude of names may be mentioned pianist Igor Ardašev, violinists Gabriela Demeterová, Vaclav Hudeček and Josef Špaček conductors Tomas Hanus, Mark Štilec and many others. The festival annually attracts the interest of many foreign musicians and conductors. It has gained an international reputation.


The  XXVII. International Festival of Young Concert Artists Talentinum 2024

The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín is holding the XXVII. International Festival of Young Concert Artists Talentinum 2024

Talentinum, the International festival of young concert artists, is a festival of young talents who are going to start their careers as professional musicians. The first year of the festival was held in 1972. Every two years in the spring months it is traditionally part of the music life of the town of Zlín and of the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra as well. Talentinum sets itself the aim to help young concert artists at the beginning of their musical careers. It often becomes a stepping stone to their further successful careers. Jana Jonášová, Bohuslav Matoušek, Igor Andrašev, Václav Hudeček, Vadim Repin and other artists have taken part in the festival in the past years. These and other festival participants are today among reputable and popular artists. Besides solo players, there are also regular performances of chamber groups and some orchestras. The festival is also for young conductors. Well-known conductors of today like Stanislav Macura, Petr Vronský, Hynek Farkač, Leoš Svárovský, Tomáš Netopil, Jakub Hrůša etc. appeared in Zlín at the beginning of their professional careers. Nowadays the organizers are trying to aim the concerts more at young audience and to bring them also to other Moravian towns such as Uherské Hradiště, Olomouc, Kroměříž, Luhačovice, Vsetín, Bystřice pod Hostýnem and Šumperk.

Talentinum 2024 will be held on May 2024. We are pleased to invite young artists up to the age of 25 (conductors up to the age of 30) to take part in our festival. Please fill in and send the application form along with your CV, repertoire suggested and your musical record to the address below until January 15th 2023 at the latest. All the participants will receive a written reply by the end of March 2023. For further information and the application form please see our web sites www.filharmonie-zlin.cz.
We wish you a lot of success in your professional career and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Application for Talentinum 2024



Tomáš Koutný
Programme Director
Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic
nam. TGM 5556
760 01 Zlin
Czech Republic