Professional competition


The Professional Competition invites professional musicians and those currently enrolled at a conservatory or university of music up to the age of 32 (born after June 29, 1983) to compete.

A total of three public rounds will be held in Meiningen between June 29 and July 4, 2015. There will be two awardees concerts. The winner will perform in a final awardees concert with the Meiningen Court Orchestra conducted by General Music Director Philippe Bach on July 4, 2015.

Here is the entire illustrated cataloge as pdf-file. Editorial Deadline May 17, 2015


Preliminary round: 20 minutes, 1 Chopin etude, 1 piece of choice, 1 sonata movement (Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn)

Semi-final round: 50 minutes, 1 complete Classical sonata, 1 substantial Romantic work, 1 Impressionist piece

Orchestra rehearsal without jury evaluation before the final round

Final round: 30 minutes, piano concerto with orchestra

Registration fee:

There will be a registration fee of € 200 and a one-time processing fee of € 30. In case of cancellation by the participant before June 1, 2015, the registration fee will be refunded. The processing fee is non-refundable.

Registration deadline: March 2, 2015