The 55th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition of 2020

Дедлайн: 31/01/2020
Місце проведення: Маркнойкірхен, Німеччина
Дисципліни: Труба
З: 07/05/2020 До: 16/05/2020
Обмеження за віком: до 32

The 55th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition of 2020

invites applications in the categories horn and tuba.

  • The competition is open to the public.
  • The competition will take place in Markneukirchen (Vogtland), State of Saxony, Germany from 7 May 2019 to 16 May 2020.
  • The Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition is open to young soloists of all nationalities
    • in the category horn born after 1 January 1990
    • in the category tuba born after 1 January 1988.

The entry form for tuba shall arrive by 31 January 2020 via the online application form on

or by post to:

Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen
Am Rathaus 2
D-08258 Markneukirchen


via E-Mail to

Applicants are advised to hand in their application early, as the number of competitiors may have to be limited for organizational reasons.

Each competitor must enclose following documents with his/her application form:
  • a copy of his/her birth certificate or of any other official document showing date of birth
  • a short biography (in English or German)
  • one recent passport photograph (preferably digital)

The above mentioned documents will not be returned.

Applications will be confirmed or rejected via E-Mail within 10 days after receipt.

On receipt of the confirmation of admission, the application fee of 100.00 € must be payed immediately, marked “free of charge to the payee” to following bank account:

Recipient: Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen e.V.
Name of bank: Sparkasse Vogtland
Address of bank: Komturhof 2
08527 Plauen
Account Number: 360 3000 357
Bank Code: 870 580 00
IBAN: DE19 8705 8000 3603 0003 57
Purpose: participant’s name / registration number

The remittance shall show (legibly) the participant’s name even if he/she does not pay the registration fee personally. The application fee will not be repaid under any circumstances.


Complete information concerning the execution of the competition will be sent to the competitors. The competition management has the sole right of decision concerning an applicant’s admission. Applications will be confirmed in writing in the order of their receipt. With the help of this acknowledgement, competitors from abroad can immediately apply for an entry visa if required.

Qualified pianists can be provided free of charge for the competition. Competitors can however provide their own piano accompaniment at their own expense. The pianist’s name and address must be noted on the application form. This information is binding.

Living and accommodation costs are to be borne by the participants and accompanists themselves. A number of reasonably-priced private rooms and hotels is available (see application form).

Beginning with the second round, the secretary’s office will pay each participant a daily allowance of 15,00 euros. Contestants can receive cash payment personally in Town Hall during the posted opening hours.


All travel costs are to be borne by the participants and piano accompanists themselves.
Markneukirchen is situated in the state of Saxony.

Train connections: The nearest railway station is Adorf/Vogtland.
Motorways: A 9 Berlin-Munich, A 72 Hof-Dresden, exit „Plauen Süd“, B 92 in the direction of Bad Brambach, in Adorf B 283 in the direction of Markneukirchen
Airports: Leipzig, Dresden, Nuremberg

Participants and piano accompanists will be collected by the Competition bus shuttle service from the train station of Adorf/Vogtland on the day of arrival (6 May 2020). The shuttle service is provided free of charge to participants and piano accompanists during the competition. More information will be provided upon arrival in Markneukirchen.


Each participant should be prepared to take part in concerts or events which may be organized within the period of competition. Preparation for the competition and the participation in it will not be affected thereby. With their application, all participants enter into an obligation to keep the period of the competition free of all engagements or concerts and to be reachable in Markneukirchen all the time. 

The competition organizers are authorized to record, acoustically and optically, all concerts or events within the period of the competition and to use these recordings for publicity purposes. Recordings by third parties require the organizers’ approval.

In particular, the organizers reserve the right to authorize radio and TV stations to record and broadcast all events of the competition. No claims for reimbursement for participants may arise therefrom.

Prizewinners are obliged to perform at the Prizewinners’ Concert without fee.

The organizers cannot accept any responsibility for the competitors’ instruments and personal property.

With his or her enrolment, the participant accepts all conditions of participation including the data protection regulations.


1st prize – 7.000 € donated by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen and Verein Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen e.V.

2nd prize – 5.000 € donated by Verein Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen e.V.

3rd prize – 3.500 € donated by Merkur Bank and Verein Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen e.V.

More info about special prizes 


Christian Thielemann


Prof. Christian Lampert

International jury – tuba

Mr. Markus Theinert (head) Germany
Prof. Øystein Baadsvik Norway
Prof. Gérard Buquet France
Prof. Stefan Heimann Germany
Prof. Dirk Hirthe Germany
Prof. Eiichi Inagawa Japan
Prof. Daniel Perantoni USA
Prof. Josef Steinböck Austria
Prof. Jörg Wachsmuth Germany

official pianists for tuba

Ms. Rena Hashimoto Japan
Ms. Elena Ten Russia