Randolph Stenson, St. Mary´s International School, Tokyo, Japan

We loved our experience at the Prague Young Bohemia Festival! It was, by far, the most participant centered festival which we have taken part in during 40 years of traveling with our choirs. The whole atmosphere was a meaningful meeting of performers and students from so many nations and cultures where we made new friendships through our love of music. Yet, even though there was competition, it became more of a sharing within a supportive musical community that truly enriched the lives of our students. Everything, from the exceptionally organized tours, beautiful church performance venues, friendly shout-outs at the participants assembly, the parade through the historic old town, award celebrations, and the final dance for the participants was really unequaled anywhere. It was an experience of a lifetime for our boys and certainly something we would want to do again! Thank you and your entire staff for all the detailed preparation and organization for this first-class educational and musical experience!.

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SETU Music School, Waterford, Ireland

Thank you for a fantastic few days - it was truely a memorable time for our young choristers, from all in SETU Music School Youth Choir

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YOUNG2022BOHEMIA The festival did not take place.

YOUNG2021BOHEMIA The festival did not take place.

YOUNG2020BOHEMIA The festival did not take place. It was cancelled by government´s decision because of coronavirus.


Karsten Zweiniger, Brassband "Airplay" Barmin-Gymnasium, Berlin, Germany

Dear Jiri and the organisation team, thank you very much for this perfect event! We were able to win so much right from the start of our first international competition: great musical experiences, worldwide contacts and wonderful people in Prague! Our greatest respect for this organizational achievement! A great example of cooperation in Europe! We wish the festival all the best for the future and of course we will come back again

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Alexis Gitman, Tabeetha Choir,Jaffa, Israel

Thank you so much for all of your help getting us to Prague! My students and I had a fantastic time and it was SUCH a good experience all around! All of the events were terrific and it was all organized so well! I cannot say thank you enough for it all! We will definitely be returning next year and the plan is to officially compete as well! Thank you again! This is such a great festival for young musicians!

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Andreas Ernst, Kammerchor des Joseph von Fraunhofer Gymnasium, Cham, Germany

Thank you for the perfect organization of this festival. We are very pleased, that we were a part of it. The niveau was very high, but we learned a lot and we will come back in the future. The beautiful moments were the contacts with so many young people from all over the world. When young people sing together, the world will be closer. And your festival is a great gift for all the children and young people that came to Praque. Thanks for your very good job.

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Gerard Bradley, Loreto Grammar School, Omagh, UK

On our 5th visit to Prague and our 4th visit to your wonderful Festival; let me state that Young Bohemia never disappoints. It is the number one event on the horizon for Loreto Omagh Girls Choir. They are made so much at home in your wonderful event with an intensely exciting schedule of well organized Competitions and Concerts over a glorious weekend in the magical city of Prague. Already planning our next visit.

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Gail Greenwood, Hazelwood School Choir, Oxted, UK
Dear Josef and Jiri, we had a wonderful time! Both the children and the staff. The opportunity for us to attend and experience youngprague was fantastic. Apart from their performances, being able to watch other older and much more experienced choirs and orchestras, the Get Together party, the Parade, the Awards and Disco was a fabulous experience for the children and I think they are all still talking about it now! It was so well organised and we were made to feel very welcome throughout, with the yp staff at the venues also being very helpful.

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Dzianis Zabauski, Fest-Orchestra, Moscow, Russia
We came to the festival youngprague for the second time, and the fact that we returned here speaks for itself. The organization of the festival was excellent, we were really satisfied with that. youngprague festival is a good platform for communication between musicians from all over the world. After young2011prague some musicians from the orchestra got into the music and entered the music faculties in Moscow! For the members of the orchestra these spring days in Prague were the best of their lives! What could be better than a burst of positive emotions! I sincerely thank the organizers and wish prosperity to the festival!

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Gerard Bradley, Loreto Grammar School, Omagh, UK
Thank you and let me say that our experience at the Festival this year was the best ever. Full credit to you and all involved for your great organisation and swift responses. Also the hotel was a great improvement. In the pass our experience with Olive was difficult but this year I found to deal directly with yourself much easier and I would certainly do 'Young Prague' again in 2 or 3 years time. Regards Gerard

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Prof. Zoran Andric, Youth Philharmony Orchestra Naissus, Serbia
I have great pleasure to thank you for the wonderful welcome and excellent organization. It was a pleasure and honour to be participants in your X Jubilee International Festival of Youth Orchestras and Choirs. .... I cordially greet you with a wish to see you next year at your festival again.

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Tatiana Stavinova, Baltika, Sosnovy Bor, Russia
We'd like to thank you and all the organizers for giving us an opportunity to participate in such a great musical event and for perfect organization of Young Prague 2011 Festival. It was a pleasure for us to sing in such a good hall and to be evaluated by the members of the jury who are recognized authorities in the field of choral music. The programme of the festival also allowed us to communicate with many singers from all over the world and to explore the beauty of Prague. Our stay in Prague was really enjoyable and we hope to visit your city again.

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Marina Rudakova, Chamber Choir of Children's Musical School Nr. 2, Novosibirsk, Russia
Thank you, we were excited by the festival and also by the city of Prague. Owerhelmed with emotions and good feelings. Our big thanks to our guide Dana. Thank you Czech!

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Brian Murray, Fingal County Youth Orchestra, Ireland
A big Thank You from Fingal County Youth Orchestra, from our Chairman, Michael Clasby, our Conductor, Karen Joyce, our Committee, and from all the players and the many parents who thoroughly enjoyed our time in Prague. Feel free to tell other orchestras that we recommend Young Prague without reservation: possibly the simplest recommendation is to say that we feel our first visit won't be our last. Thanks again.

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Eleni Theodoridou, Echochromata, Greece
We want to thank you about all the "Young Prague" project! It was fantastic for the students and inspiring for the conductors to continue. Our guide was a very kind man, he helped us very much, he was all the time with our group. We keep all the beautiful images in our minds. We hope that we shall visit Prague once more -next year- with a Girls' Choir!

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Madetoja Music High School, Finland
Ahoj everyone! Prague is most definitely a place I will return to. I, too, had an amazing time getting to know the city and its people. The festival had a relaxed atmosphere and the choirs and orchestras clearly enjoyed themselves -- well.. I sure did! I left Prague with a handful of great memories (..and a slightly overweight suitcase). It really sucks to be back in Finland, but at least I have lots of photos to look back on.. Met some wonderful people during the trip (and honestly, for you lot in Ashton, I really do hope we meet again! :D) I'm probably never going to travel with this choir again (since I already graduated from the school), but I am proud of the 3 years I had with the group. Dekuju and take care!

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Elena Bartnovskaya (conductor) - Gloria Choir / Russia, Ekaterinburg
We are very thankfull for exellent reception in Prague and for the perfect organisation of the competition. It was one of the best international festivals we have taken part in. It is necessary to draw attention to the high professional level of the jury and participants. We met a lot of new friends from Canada, Japan.

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Scholerin des Schyren - Gymnasiums
I think this festival was great.All the members of the different choirs were very friendly and the atmosphere was very nice. All in all youngprague was a great chance to show what different choirs can present.Thank you very much!

Peros Stylianou - Cyprus
Great organisation,wonderful experience..Thank you very much...we are looking forward to meeting you again next year!

Thomas Finnegan - Ireland
It was great on behalf on collinstown park community college ireland i would like to thank every one involved.

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Karl-Heinz Sondermann - Schulchor Schyren-Gymnasium, Germany
My choir, Dr. Dauber with his wife and I myself, we were very happy to participate in your festival in Prague. Your competition was not only the finest and sucessful one but the most beautiful one for us. Once again, we want to congratulate you and your crew, Mr Pecival and Zdena Vasinova for your perfect organisation and very fine representation in wonderful buildings and places in your town. We are planning to come to Prague again next year, my pupils are eager to win a gold medal next year.

Jiri Kolar - President of the Czech Choral Union
young2004prague is over. The festival was great success - both artistic and social and its further existence is bright. The festival became a cultural event which the capital city of Prague can rightly be proud of. The words of thanks to festival organisers who delivered excellent proffesional job. I am confident that the next festival - young2005prague- which shall take place 14-17 April 2005 will bring to our golden Prague at least the same number of enthuasiastic young musicians.

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Beverly Sortland - Southbank International School, London
Thank you for a wonderful experience in Prague! We grew so much as an ensemble, and I know that it is only the beginning. young2003prague (and hopefully, young2004prague) will stay with us for a very long time.

Cyprian Meyer - Kantonsschulle Reusbohl Luzern, Switzerland
We are all very enthusiastic about the young2003prague and should like to thank you for your hospitality and the excellent organization of the festival. We would be very interested in participating next year.

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