Accordion Competition

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Competition conditions

  • The competition is organized by the Accordion School Dobřany cooperation with the art music school J. S. Bach - Dobřany and the city of Dobřany.
  • The competition is intended exclusively for accordionists from the Czech Republic, but every fourth year there is international participation
  • The competition will be held on 14-16 June 2024 in the premises of the Johan Sebastian Bach Dobřany art music School (Stromoradi 439, 334 41 Dobřany).
  • A soloist, chamber group, or orchestra can participate in the competition - in the case of a group or orchestra, at least one accordionist must be represented
  • The online application, including the participation fee, must be sent with all completed information no later than 12/5/2024

Participation fees:

  • Category 1 – 5: 25 EUR
  • Category 6 – 13: 30 EUR
  • Category 14 Duo: 35 EUR
  • Category 15 TRIO: 35 EUR
  • Category 16 – accordionist singer: 35 EUR ( non progressive category )
  • All prestigious categories such as (Junior Classic, Senior Classic, Masters, Junior chambre music, Senior chambre music, World music, Junior variety, Senior Variety) – 40 EUR

Account number for payment: 4061674023/0800
IBAN: CZ66 0800 0000 0040 6167 4023

  • The fee can only be paid by bank transfer
  • First name, last name and category must be mentioned in the payment information
  • In case of non-compliance with the payment conditions, the artist will not be included in the competition
  • Participation fees can only be refunded if the competition is not held.
  • Transport and accommodation – all costs are covered by the contestant


  • Each competitor will receive a diploma and a material prize
  • Selected laureates will be offered a performance as part of the Běchovická harmonica festival
  • The contestants with the highest points will be selected to represent their country. They advance to the second round of the Trophée Mondiale 2024 World Accordion Competition.  The final round will be 25/11 - 1/12/2024 - France (Montargis)
  • The selected accordionists (4) with the most points will perform at the honored opening concert of the accordion competition Dobřany 2025
  • Special prize for the youngest participant of the competition
  • Jury: The jury will be staffed by excellent accordion teachers and performers, there will be at least nine members.
  • The jury's decision is final and cannot be appealed.
  • Notice: The organizers of the competition are not responsible for any damages or extraordinary events during the competition.