Concours Luxembourgeois pour Jeunes Solistes & European Competition for Young Soloists (European)

All competitions
12/11/2023 - 12/11/2023
Luxembourg - City - Music Conservatoire (Luxembourg)
Chamber music | Woodwind Instruments | Clarinet | Saxophone

The competition was founded in 1982 and from its conception has been intended for beginners as well as for more experienced young musicians. It is held every November in the Music Conservatoire of Luxembourg City and is organized by UGDA-Music School Luxembourg.



École de Musique de l´Union Grand-Duc Adolphe


The participants should be aged up to 26 years old.
The competition has one round.


Every year

Next deadline



Application forms may be requested from the UGDA Music School Office.

The application form must include 1 copy of the free compositions (soloist part) selected by the contestant. For individual competitors, the entrance fee is 32 EUR. For chamber music groups the entrance fee is 16 EUR per individual member of the group. The entrance fee has to be paid at the latest by the deadline to the bank account of “École de Musique de l´Union Grand-Duc Adolphe (UGDA)”. Banking fees are chargeable to the candidate. The entrance fee is not refundable.


In the frame of the co-operation between EMCY members, the categories clarinet, saxophone and chamber music (woodwinds) will be opened on the international level. The UGDA Music School awaits applications from all over Europe.

The organisers will inform the candidates in writing or by e-mail of the time of the competition 1-2 weeks prior to the event

By registering, candidates agree to abide by the provisions of these rules, which they declare to accept and respect.

The jury’s decisions are final and without appeal

The UGDA School of Music reserves the right to take photographs during or on the occasion of activities and events organized by the UGDA School of Music or to make audiovisual sound recordings on the same occasion



The jury will award following mentions:

  • ‘Excellent’: from 56 to 60 points;
  • ‘Very good’: from 50 to 55,9 points;
  • ‘Good’: from 40 to 49,9 points.

A participating certificate will be issued to the competitors or groups who did not get a mention.


The jury will award the following medals:

  • Gold medal: from 56 to 60 points;
  • Silver medal: from 50 to 55,9 points;
  • Bronze medal: from 45 to 49,9 points.

Points may not be rounded off. The jury may also award the mentions ‘unanimously’, ‘highly commended’ or ‘highly commended and unanimously to the jury’ in case of exceptional results.


SACEM Luxembourg

The best laureates may be awarded by a prize offered by the SACEM Luxembourg and donators. Relating rules are laid down by internal regulation.


The diploma of the ‘Luxembourg Competition for Young Soloists’ will be delivered to the participants of the Luxembourg competition. To the participants of the European competition, the diploma of the ‘European Competition for clarinet, saxophone and chamber music (woodwinds) will be delivered. The candidate who obtains less than 40 points receives a participation certificate.

The soloist / group who has been awarded a gold medal at the competition is considered a ‘1st prize-winner of the competition’. The medal winners of the competition may also be invited to take part in international workshops and European concerts.



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Prize winners

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