The award is presented to young Czech artists under the age of thirty who have achieved extraordinary success in their field and who are upholding the tradition of Czech music at home and abroad. Vilém Vlček has been studying at the Musik-Akademie Basel since 2018. As a soloist, he performs with a number of orchestras including the Czech Philharmonic, the FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and the Kaunas State Philharmonic.
The award includes a performance at the next Open Air concert of the Czech Philharmonic, where Vilém Vlček will perform Antonín Dvořák's Rondo in G minor under the baton of Petr Altrichter. This year's prize money of CZK 30,000 was donated by Jan Stejskal and Jan Král, members of the Czech Philharmonic's Dynamic Club of donors. Vilém Vlček was also presented with a diploma in the form of a graphic print by the painter Jiří Voves, a close friend of Jiří Bělohlávek.