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Schedule and Venue

Foto: Michael Reichel

Time schedule of the Professional competition

A total of 3 public rounds will be held at the Schlosskirche of Elisabethenburg Castle (preliminary and semi-final rounds) and the Theater of Meiningen (final round), respectively. The winners will introduce themselves in two festive final concerts with awards ceremonies. The 1st prize winner will perform with the Meiningen Court Orchestra conducted by General Music Director Philippe Bach on July 4, 2015. 


All times are tentative. Minor scheduling changes may occur.

Sunday

June 28, 2015, 10 am – 5 pm: arrival, registration, organizational matters, information to practice opportunities

June 28, 2015, 7:30 pm: begin of the preliminary rounds

Monday

July 29, 2015, 9:30 am – 11 pm (with breaks): preliminary round, followed by announcement of semi-finalists

Tuesday

June 30, 2015, 7:30 – 11 pm: begin of the semi-final rounds

Wednesday

July 1, 2015, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (with breaks): semi-final round followed by announcement of finalists

July 1, 2015, 8 pm: festive awardees concert of the Amateur competition with awards ceremony and reception  

Thursday

July 2, 2015, 10 am -1 pm: short rehearsal with the Meiningen Court Orchestra (without jury evaluation)

Friday

July 3, 2015, 10 am – 1 pm: final round with the Meiningen Court Orchestra followed by announcement of winners

July 3, 2015, 4:30 - 6 pm: technical rehearsal for awardees concert (solo repertory)

July 3, 2015, 7:30 pm: festive awardees concert (solo repertory) with awards ceremony and reception  

Saturday

July 4, 2015, starting at 10 am: dress rehearsal for the prize winner of the Professional competition with the Meiningen Court Orchestra

July 4,  2015, 7:30 pm: festive awardees concert with the prize winner of the Professional competition and the Meiningen Court Orchestra conducted by General Music Director Philippe Bach, awards ceremony and reception