The seven best cellists performed works by Beethoven, Poulenc, Debussy and pieces of their own choice in recitals lasting just under an hour.

Vilém Vlček
Ziyang Zhao
Gustaw Bafeltowski
Tzu-Shao Chao
Pierre Fontenelle
Theresa Strasser
Grace Sohn

Prizewinners 2023

Double bass

1st prizewinner: José Trigo (Portugal)
2nd prizewinner: Hong Yiu Thomas Lai (Hongkong)
3rd prizewinner: Moritz Tunn (Germany)


1st prizewinner: Vilem Vlcek (Czech Republic)
2nd prizewinner: Gustaw Bafeltowski (Poland)
3rd prizewinner: Tzu-Shao Chao (Taiwan)

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masterclass 2023

masterclass for bassoon with Prof. Philipp Zeller
9 – 13 October 2023
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All competition rounds are open to the public and visitors are welcome. Tickets are free, except for the final rounds (3 euros, box office). Tickets for the supporting events of the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition are available at the Markneukirchen Tourist Office.

Opening hours tourist office:
Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Tourist-Info Markneukirchen
Trobitzschen 14, 08258 Markneukirchen
Tel.: +49 (0) 37422 40775
Fax: +49 (0) 37422 40774
E-Mail: instrumentalwettbewerb(at)