Press releases

Prizewinners' concert 2022

(gd) - After intensive practising, exhausting selection rounds and hopeful ban-ging, the three best instrumentalists in each case - in the tuba Florian Wielgosik (France), Richárd Bence Masa (Hungary) and Igor Martinez (Venezuela) and in the horn Achille Fait (Italy), Felipe Santos Freitas da Silva (Brazil), Damien Muller (Luxembourg/France) - were allowed to demonstrate their extraordinary skills once again, without competition stress, in a festive and relaxed atmosphere on the stage of the... zu „Prizewinners' concert 2022“ more

Die sechs Preisträger des Internationalen Instrumentalwettbewerbs Markneukirchen 2022 in den Fächern Horn und Tuba sowie die beste Tubistin des Wettbewerbes stehen auf der Bühne der Musikhalle Markneukirchen nachdem sie die Urkunden und Blumen in Empfang genommen haben.

Final round for horn

(cs) On Friday, 13 May 2022, this year's International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen in the subject horn reached its climax. No less than four candidates emerged as best-placed from the three preliminary rounds and presented themselves to the jury and the audience in the evening in the Musikhalle Markneukirchen. The four finalists, Achille Fait (Italy), Thomas Adrian Mittler (Germany), Damien Muller (Luxembourg/France) and Felipe Santos Freitas da Silva (Brazil), once again... zu „Final round for horn“ more

Tuba final round - the prize winners have been chosen

(cs) After three selection tests had already been held, the final in the tuba section of this year's International Instrumental Competition was held in the Markneukirchen Music Hall on Thursday, 12 May 2022. The three finalists, Igor Martinez (Venezuela), Richard Bence Masa (Hungary) and Florian Wielgosik (France), performed for the last time in front of the seven-member international jury and competed for the prizes. The three finalists demonstrated their exceptional skills with the Concerto... zu „Tuba final round - the prize winners have been chosen“ more

Four finalists in the category horn

Four candidates from Brazil, Germany, Italy and Luxembourg/France qualified for the final of the 57th International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen in the horn category. After the third selection test, they were the best of the remaining 6 candidates. Due to an equality of points, four candidates were exceptionally admitted. zu „Four finalists in the category horn“ more

The finalists in the category tuba

Of the 6 participants in the 3rd selection examination in this subject, Igor Martinez (Venezuela), Richard Bence Masa (Hungary) and Florian Wielgosik (France) reached the final round, which will take place on Thursday, 12 May 2022, 7.00 p.m. in the Musikhalle Markneukirchen. The three candidates will present themselves with the Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (1978) by Edward Gregson accompanied by the Clara-Schumann-Philharmoniker Plauen-Zwickau conducted by Vladimir Yaskorski. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the box office for 3 euros. zu „The finalists in the category tuba“ more

Results of the second round

6 participants each reach the 3rd round (cs) Of the 37 participants in the second round of this year's International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen in the subjects horn and tuba, a total of 12 candidates have reached the third selection examination. In the horn category, six young musicians aged between 19 and 29 from Brazil, Germany, Italy, Colombia and Luxembourg qualified. In the tuba section, six participants aged between 20 and 27 from China, Germany, France, Japan, Hungary and Venezuela have asserted themselves. In the third round, the participants will now perform a programme of up to 45 minutes. In the horn category, the programme includes the Concerto in E-flat Major KV 495 by W.A. Mozart, concertos by Gordon Jacob, Oliver Knussen or Gunnar de Frumerie as well as sonatas by Nils Viggo Bentzon, Trygve Madsen or Jane Vignery of the participant's choice. In the tuba section, all candidates will play the commissioned work of this year's competition, "Aubade" by Willi März, Sweet Dances by Elizabeth Raum, Adagio and Allegro op. 70 by Robert Schumann as well as their own selection from the given works by Julius Jacobsen, Igor Rekhin, Franz Cibulka and Niklas Sivelöv. The competitions will start on Wednesday, 9.00 a.m. for the tuba and 3.00 p.m. for the horn in the Musikhalle Markneukirchen. Visitors are welcome. The names of the candidates who reach the final round will be announced in the foyer of the Markneukirchen Music Hall at about 2 p.m. in the tuba category and about 8.30 p.m. in the horn category. zu „Results of the second round“ more

Results of the first round

On Sunday, 8 May 2022, the first selection examination of this year's International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen ended in the subjects horn and tuba. Of the total of 90 young musicians who travelled to Markneukirchen, 37 passed the first hurdle and were able to qualify for the second round of the competition during the last three days. On Monday and Tuesday, 19 participants in the horn section and 18 in the tuba section will once again demonstrate their skills before the international juries. In a programme of up to 35 minutes, the horn participants can choose from several compulsory pieces, including baroque concertos by Telemann, Quantz and Förster, contemporary works by Esa Pekka Salonen, Klement Slavicky, Daniel Schnyder and Jörg Widmann as well as romantic works by Saint-Saëns and Glasunov. In the tuba section, the participants in the second round will perform a compulsory piece by Telmo Marques as well as works by Vaughan Williams, Hindemith or Bozza and contemporary female composers. The competition is open to the public and will begin in the horn subject on Monday at 9.35 a.m. in the Markneukirchen Music Hall, and in the tuba subject at 10.15 a.m. in Bad Elster. The second round will continue in both subjects on Tuesday. This will be followed by the announcement of the results for tuba 6.00 pm in the Kurhaus and for horn at 4.30 pm in the Musikhalle. The candidates who successfully passed the first selection examination come from 16 different countries, including eight each from Germany and Japan, three from Italy, two each from China, Great Britain, Latvia and Venezuela as well as one participant each from Brazil, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Colombia, Luxembourg, South Korea, Norway and Hungary. zu „Results of the first round“ more

Participants compete in the horn and tuba from 6 May onwards

(cs) A total of 90 participants will take part in this year's 57th International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen in the subjects horn and tuba. Of the 176 admitted applicants, 40 participants for the horn and 50 participants for the tuba competition arrived yesterday. With the rehearsals taking place today, the preparations are now reaching their climax and conclusion. From 6 May, the 90 participants between 16 and 32 years of age will compete in three selection tests and a final round with orchestra. The young musicians come from 29 different countries from 5 continents. Among them, participants from Japan (22) are particularly well represented, followed by Germany (14) and China (7). They will now present themselves to the two international juries in the first selection examination with a twenty-minute programme. In the horn section, all participants will perform the commissioned work of the competition "HO(ye)RN" by Roland Szentapli (himself a prize-winner of the IIW 2004) and can choose from a selection of works by Eugene Bozza, Jaroslav Kofron and Henri Busser. In the tuba section, the programme includes a concerto by George Frideric Handel as well as optional pieces by John Stevens, Mauricio Kagel and Ben Miles. The competition will take place in the Musikhalle Markneukirchen for horn and in the Königliches Kurhaus in Bad Elster for tuba. The competition starts at 9.00 a.m. on Friday. Visitors are welcome to attend the auditions. The International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen will continue until 14 May. zu „Participants compete in the horn and tuba from 6 May onwards“ more

Category Tuba: 87 applications from 26 countries for the competition 2022

After the registration deadline for the horn category had already expired on 10 January 2022 and a field of applicants emerged that is more international than ever before in this subject, the Markneukirchen competition organisers are now pleased about 87 registrations in the tuba category - the second category of this year's 57th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition. With 26 different countries from 6 continents, the picture here is also decidedly international. It is remarkable that for the first time in the history of the Markneukirchen competition, an application from Ecuador was accepted. Venezuela is also a novelty for the tuba. All 87 applicants aged between 16 and 33 are now cordially invited to present their skills in the four public rounds of the demanding competition from 5 to 14 May 2022. As in 2020, applications from Japan form the largest group with 25 entries, followed by Germany and the USA (7 each). zu „Category Tuba: 87 applications from 26 countries for the competition 2022“ more

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer assumes patronage

(sh) The Prime Minister of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, will take over the patronage of the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen 2022 in the subjects horn and tuba. Michael Kretschmer had already agreed to take over the office for the 2020 and 2021 competitions, but the high-calibre international competition had to be cancelled in the past two years due to the Corona pandemic. The organisers are all the more pleased that the Minister President, together with Christian Thielemann, will once again act as patrons, thus expressing his solidarity with the city of music and the linking of traditional craftsmanship and the promotion of young instrumentalists in an internationally recognised music competition. zu „Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer assumes patronage“ more