In 2020 the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition for Horn and Tuba had to be cancelled at short notice due to the Corona pandemic - in 2022 it will be made up for! It is with great pleasure that the organizers invite outstanding young horn and tuba players from all over the world to participate in this top-class competition over four rounds in the musical town of Markneukirchen. The best will receive attractive cash prizes worth a total of 31,000 euros as well as concert engagements and special prizes. In order to give everyone who was already interested in participating in 2020 another chance, the age limit for this edition of the competition has been exceptionally raised to 32 years (horn) and 34 years (tuba).
As in previous years, the principal conductor of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann, has again assumed the patronage for 2022. The presidency is in the hands of Prof. Christian Lampert - himself a prize-winner at the 1988 competition. He took over this function from long-time president Prof. Peter Damm in 2018 and will now preside over the top-class international jury for the first time. With Prof. Raimund Zell, Prof. Szabolcs Zempléni and Prof. Jörg Wachsmuth, three other prize winners of previous Markneukirchen competitions are returning to the scene of their success as jurors.
Head Prof. Mag. Johannes Hinterholzer - Austria
Prof. Thomas Hauschild – Germany
Prof. Marie-Luise Neunecker – Germany
Prof. Frøydis Ree Wekre – Norway
Prof. Raimund Zell - Germany
Prof. Szabolcs Zempléni – Hungary
Head Mr. Markus Theinert - Germany
Prof. Øystein Baadsvik – Norway
Prof. Gérard Buquet – France
Prof. Stefan Heimann – Germany
Prof. Dirk Hirthe – Germany
Prof. Eiichi Inagawa – Japan
Prof. Daniel Perantoni – USA
Prof. Josef Steinböck – Austria
Prof. Jörg Wachsmuth – Germany
The highlight and conclusion of the competition in 2022 will once again be the prize-winners' concert with the best-placed participants in the horn and tuba competitions on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the Markneukirchen Music Hall. The two best placed will present themselves once again with the Concerto for horn op. 150 by York Bowen as well as the Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (1978) from the pen of Edward Gregson. Both works are also on the program in the final rounds on May 12 (tuba) and May 13 (horn). The accompaniment will be provided by the Clara-Schumann-Philharmonie Plauen-Zwickau. The other prize winners will once again demonstrate their skills in the prize winners' concert with the most outstanding interpretations from their competition program.