The participants should be up to 28 years old.
Regional stage followed by national final in a different German city every year.
Еvery year on 15 November.
Information and forms can be found on the website of the competition (German only).
The competition is for young musicians of German nationality and those (regardless of nationality) studying at German schools in foreign countries. Participants who (on the application deadline) are following professional music studies, for instance at university or at a music conservatoire are not allowed to compete.
Every participant has to present his or her individual programme. In doing so, different musical eras and styles must be considered. The playing time ranges from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on age.
The participants will be divided as following:
|AG Ia||born in 2010, 2011 or later (only regional level)|
|AG Ib||born in 2008, 2009 (only regional level)|
|AG II||born in 2006, 2007 (up to state level)|
|AG III||born in 2004, 2005|
|AG IV||born in 2002, 2003|
|AG V||born in 2000, 2001|
|AG VI||born in 1997, 1998, 1999|
|AG VII||born in 1991 – 1996|
Special prizes and concert opportunities are awarded by many foundations at the national competition and at the follow-on project ‘WESPE’ (Weekend of Special Prizes)