International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen

Set in a world-renowned centre of orchestral instrument-making in Germany’s Vogtland region, the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen alternates every year between strings and winds (two instruments per year). This annual forum for young international artists, which grew out of a “violin contest” in 1966, has been under the patronage of Kurt Masur since 2005.

Two rotating categories
2023: Violoncello and double bass

4th to 13th May 2023 (competition held annually)

Prize money
1st prize: 7.000 € (per category)
2nd prize: 5.00 € (per category)
3rd prize: 3.500 € (per category)
Plus other prizes

Application deadline
Violoncello: 10th January 2023
Double bass: 31st January 2023

Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen