|Categories for the next competition:||
Solo: Trumpet, Cornet, Horn, Alto Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Piano, Organ, Cembalo, Guitar, Mandolin, Classical Singing, Early Music before 1750, Contemporary Music after 1950
Chamber music: Duo (free repertoire), Duo 'Early Music before 1750', Duo 'Contemporary Music after 1950', Ensembles (free repertoire), Ensembles 'Early Music' before 1750, Ensembles 'Contemporary Music after 1950', Percussion Ensembles, Recorder Ensembles
|Age range:||8-20 (-22 for voice)
|Structure:||Regional stages followed by national final|
|Categories:||Violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, harpsichord, organ, harpsichord, recorder, flute, recorder, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, euphonium, horn, trombone, accordion, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, harp, celtic harp, voice,classical singing, percussion, early music, contemporary music, composition, duos and ensembles|
|Organiser:||Stiftung Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb|
Rules: 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 (singers up to 22).
There are special rules concerning those studying music at a professional level and for the nationality of members of chamber music groups.
Detailed information (in German, French and Italian)
Prizes: All first prize winners of the regional competitions are invited to compete in the national competition. Certificates are awarded for participation and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes (money prizes at national level).
Special prizes and opportunities offered by a wide range of foundations and organisations.
Application fee: 80 CHF for soloists; 60 CHF/person for duos and ensembles
Background: 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 St Gallen on all tasks related to the foundation.The competition has information about laureates, concerts and events also on Facebook.
Last updated: 12.04.2016