The competition was founded in 1975 on the initiative of the ‘Tonhalle-Gesellschaft’ Zurich. The foundation ‘Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb’ has been registered under private law since 1999. The foundation aims to support and promote particularly talented young musicians but also young people in general through music. A Foundation Board is responsible for the competition and concentrates particularly on strategic and financial questions. It is advised in artistic and organisational matters by a commission of experts. These two bodies work closely with the office in Winterthur on all tasks related to the foundation.
Stiftung Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb
The participants should be up to 20 years old.
Regional stages followed by national final.
Application should be done online through this application form.
Please fill out the form accurately and completely.
Delayed registrations will not be considered.
80 CHF for soloists;
60 CHF/person for duos and ensembles.
The competition is for young musicians of all nationalities who are permanently resident in Switzerland or Liechtenstein and for citizens of Switzerland or Liechtenstein who live abroad. The competition is for musicians between the age of 8 and 20.
The competition will be held in the following categories:
violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, recorder, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, harp, accordion, dulcimer, panpipes, classical drums, early music before 1750, contemporary music
There are special rules concerning those studying music at a professional level and for the nationality of members of chamber music groups.
More information here.