2021 Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition Awards Prizes
Two second prizes and a third prize were awarded to contestants from Sweden, Poland, and China
Held in Prague, Czech Republic, this is the third installment of the competition. The final round occurred on October 3, 2021, and participants were asked to perform a Romantic viola sonata of their choosing and "Romantic Piece" Op. 18 by Oskar Nedbal.
There was no first prize awarded at this year's competition.
Joint second prize was awarded to Ami-Louise Johnsson from Sweden and Weronika Dziadek from Poland. The prize includes 30,000 CZK, two sets of Pirastro Perpetual strings, and Pirastro rosin. Ami-Louise will also receive a master bow by Luboš Odlas, and Weronika will receive a GEWA Luthier violet case.
The third prize was awarded to Wenhan Jiang from China. This prize includes 20,000 CZK, one set of Pirastro strings, and Pirastro rosin.
Best Performance of Oskar Nedbal's work was awarded to Ami-Louise Johnsson, the Pirastro award went to Sebastian Gonzalez Mora from Canada/Columbia, and the Award of the Director of the Prague Conservatory for the best Czech participant went to Mája Wittová from the Czech Republic.
The 2021 jury included Tim Frederiksen (Chairman), Tatjana Masurenko, Kristina Fialová, Peter Barsony, and Jan Pěruška.