Conditions of competition

60th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition 2025

The 60th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition of 2025 invites applications in the categories violin and viola.

  • The competition is open to the public.
  • The competition will take place in Markneukirchen (Vogtland), State of Saxony, Germany from 8 May 2025 to 17 May 2025.
  •  The Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition is open to young soloists of all nationalities born after 1 January 1995.
  • Repertoire
  • Jury
  • Prizes
  • Schedule
  • Conditions of participation

Application procedure

Registration must be received by 31 January 2025.
The following options are available for this:


For registration you can use the registration form.


Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen
Am Rathaus 2
D-08258 Markneukirchen

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For capacity reasons, early registration is recommended.

Participants must enclose the following documents with the registration form:

  •     a copy of the birth certificate or other official document stating the date of birth.
  •     a short biography (German or English) in full sentences with 1,000 to 2,000 characters
  •     a recent photograph (preferably digital)

* The above documents will not be returned.

Applications will be confirmed or rejected by e-mail within 10 days of receipt.

The participation fee of 100.00 euros is to be paid immediately and free of charge for the recipient after confirmation of admission by the competition office to:

Recipient: Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen e.V.
Name of Bank and address: Sparkasse Vogtland, Komturhof 2, 08527 Plauen, Germany
Account No.: 360 3000 357
Bank code: 870 580 00
IBAN Code: DE19 8705 8000 3603 0003 57
Purpose: participant’s name / registration number

The name of the contestant must be clearly indicated in block letters on the bank transfer, even if the contestant does not pay in himself. The administration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Conditions of competition

All information about the competition will be sent personally to the participants. The administration of the competition has the sole right to decide on admission. Each participant will receive a written confirmation of participation in the competition. Participants from abroad may, if necessary, apply for an entry visa immediately with this confirmation.

Recognised pianists will be available to the participants free of charge for the competition. Participants may bring their own accompanists privately and at their own expense; their name and address must be entered on the entry form. These details are binding.

Meals and accommodation costs are to be paid by the participants and piano accompanists themselves. Inexpensive private accommodation and hotels are available (see registration form).

From the second selection examination onwards, the secretariat will pay a daily allowance of € 15.00 to all participants in the competition. Payment will be made in cash personally to the contestant at the Town Hall during the specified opening hours.


Participants and piano accompanists pay their own travel costs.
Markneukirchen is in the federal state of Saxony.
Train connection:
The nearest train station is Adorf/Vogtland.
Motorways: A 9 Berlin-Munich, A 72 Hof-Dresden,
exit Plauen Süd, B 92 direction Bad Brambach, in Adorf B 283 direction Markneukirchen
Airports: Dresden, Leipzig, Nuremberg

Participants and piano accompanists will be collected from Adorf/Vogtland railway station on the day of arrival (7 May 2025) by the competition's bus shuttle service. This service will be available free of charge for participants and piano accompanists during the competition. Further information will be provided after arrival in Markneukirchen.

Conditions of participation

Each contestant agrees to participate in events during the contest period, if applicable. This will not affect the preparation for and participation in the competition. By registering, each participant confirms that he/she will keep free of all professional obligations or concerts during the duration of the competition and that he/she will be available in Markneukirchen at all times.

The organiser of the competition is entitled to record all events within the scope of the competition acoustically and optically and to use them for the promotion of the competition. Recordings by third parties require the consent of the organiser.

In particular, the organiser reserves the right to authorise radio and television stations to transmit, record and broadcast all competition events. This shall not give rise to any claims for remuneration on the part of the participants in the competition.

The prize-winners undertake to perform in the prize-winners' concert without remuneration.

The competition organisation assumes no liability for the instruments and property of the participants.

By registering, the participant agrees to all conditions including the data protection regulations of the competition.