2020 GUIDE TO TOP COMPETITIONS

ARD International Music Competition
ARD International Music Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
One of the most renowned and large-scale competitions of its kind takes place every year in four varying categories. The invitation to participate in this competition is extended to young musicians, who are ready to launch an international career.
MAIN OFFICE
Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD
c/o Bayerischer Rundfunk
Rundfunkplatz 1
80335 Munich
GERMANY
+49 89 5900 42471
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
The competition in 2020 is open to musicians of all nations born between 1991 and 2003 in the categories flute, trombone and piano. String Quartet: average age maximum 120; single members neither younger than 17 nor older than 35.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
First prize €10,000 to €50,000
Smallest prize €5,000 to €10,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Patrick Gallois (flute); Eric Crees (trombone); Clive Greensmith (string quartet)
Additional jurors -Flute: Emily Beynon; Sharon Bezaly; Davide Formisano; Pirmin Grehl; Sarah Louvion; Walter Auer
-Trombone: Abbie Conant; Antoine Ganaye; Fabrice Millischer; Tobi Oft; Hansjörg Profanter
-String quartet: François Kieffer; Anthea Kreston; Bjørg Lewis; Vera Martínez; Jirí Pinkas; Oliver Wille
-Piano: Michel Béroff; Imogen Cooper; Janina Fialkowska; Andrea Lucchesini; Ragna Schirmer
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline March 31, 2020
Application notes Online application starting from mid-February.
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Prinzregententheater, Munich, Germany
- Flute: September 6, 2020
- Trombone: September 8, 2020
- String quartet: September 10, 2020
- Piano: September 11, 2020
FINALS (live rounds)
Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich, Germany
- Flute: September 9, 2020
- Trombone: September 11, 2020
- Piano: September 13, 2020
Prinzregententheater, Munich, Germany
- String quartet: September 12, 2020
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2017 JeungBeum Sohn, piano
2016 Quatuor Arod, string quartet
2015 Sébastian Jacot, flute
2015 Michael Buchanan, trombone
2004 Quatuor Ebène, string quartet
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