This project was created at the initiative of the Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI), Czech Music Office - SoundCzech with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture. The present patron and manager of Showcase Radek Baborák (French horn player, conductor) has invited the Academy of Classical Music (the presenter of the Dvořák Prague International Music Festival) and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague to join in the project.
The goal of Showcase is the presentation of young Czech artists, ensembles, and composers not only to the members of the musical public who attend concerts but also to selected experts who influence events on the music scene in the Czech Republic and abroad. For this reason, representatives of music festivals, orchestras, agencies, and the media on a domestic and international level will be invited to the individual concerts and workshops. The idea behind the event scheduled for 22–24 September 2022 is to highlight top artists of the young generation who can use the public presentations to draw attention to their exceptional talent, to establish new contacts, and to find opportunities for collaboration. Showcase may thus become one of the important milestones on their career paths, influencing the future orientation of these talents on the music scene both locally and abroad, that being one of the tasks of the project’s organiser, the music export agency SoundCzech (ATI).
The concert at the Rudolfinum’s Dvořák Hall on 22 Sept. 2022 will present the narrowest selection of promising musicians whose ambitions reach to the highest levels of artistry. This will take place with the cooperation of the players of the Ukraine-Czech Sinfonietta under the leadership of the orchestra’s spiritual father, the conductor Radek Baborák, who is the patron of the whole project.