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Cancellation of the competition 2020

The organizers of the 55th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition regret to announce that this year's competition for horn and tuba, which was planned for the period from May 7 to 16, has to be cancelled.

With this we follow the recommendations of the government and the authorities on how to deal with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, because we see ourselves as responsible for participants, jurors, piano accompanists and all those involved in the competition. With the cancellation we want to support the current measures to protect against a further spreading of the virus. It is important to us to always ensure fair and equal conditions for participants from all countries for the competition in Markneukirchen, which would not be possible under the current circumstances with travel restrictions and difficulties in individual competition preparation, for example due to closed universities.

At the same time, we would like to inform you already now that the 57th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition will be held from 5 to 14 May 2022 for the subjects horn and tuba. The subjects oboe and trombone, which were originally planned for this period, will be moved to 2024.

94 applicants accepted for the tuba competition

94 applicants aged between 18 and 32 were admitted to the competition and will now receive an invitation to the city of music. They come from 23 countries on five continents. As in the last competition four years ago, most of them come from Japan (24), followed by Germany and the USA with 7 candidates each.

admitted participants

for the 55th International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen

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  • Best IMG 4374
  • IIM Erffnung-016
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All rounds of the competition are open to the public. Visitors are welcome. The entrance is free besides from the final rounds (box office: 3 €). Tickets for the fringe events of the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition are available in the tourist information Markneukirchen.


opening hours:

Monday: closed

November to March:
Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

April to Oktober:
Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays 
10.00 a.m. – 4.30 a.m.



Trobitzschen 14
08258 Markneukirchen
phone: 037422/40775
fax: 037422/40774


Am Rathaus 2
08258 Markneukirchen
037422 41160/61
037422 41169