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

All competitions
12/11/2023 - 12/11/2023
Luxembourg - City - Music Conservatoire (Luxembourg)
Piano | Strings | Symphonic strings | Cello | Double bass | Viola | Violin | Woodwind Instruments | Clarinet | Flute | 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.

This structure came into being because of Luxembourg’s geographical situation as a small country bordering France, Germany and Belgium. Luxembourg is therefore influenced by different music education systems and all the more so because professional music studies needed to become a music teacher can only be completed abroad. Moreover, Luxembourg is a very diverse and international country with over 48% of the population being of other nationalities (amongst young people the number is above 50%).

From 1988 to 1990 there were separate interregional competitions and in 1994 the whole competition was opened internationally. Since 1997 the current structure has been in place with certain categories opened internationally.



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 offices of the music schools, conservatoires and societies affiliated to the Union Grand-Duc Adolphe and from the UGDA Music School Office.

The application form must include one 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.


The competition is open to young musicians up to 26 years of age who:

  • live in Luxembourg
  • study at a Luxembourg music school or conservatoire
  • have Luxembourg nationality

Participants perform 1 set piece plus 1 or 2 pieces of their own choice (lasting 10 – 25 minutes depending on the level). The competition is divided into six different levels. The solo categories are open up to 26 years in the chamber music category the average age of the group must be under 27 years on the 12/11/2023 and no member should be older than 30 years

Categories for this year: wind instruments, strings, piano and chamber music



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 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.

The art trophy “Jonk Soliste Präis” will be awarded to the best Luxembourg laureate.



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