Registration for the 2023 competition

Conditions of competition

58th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition 2023

The 58th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition of 2023 invites applications in the categories violoncello and double bass

  • The competition is open to the public.
  • The competition will take place in Markneukirchen (Vogtland), State of Saxony, Germany from 4 May 2023 to 13 May 2023.
  •  The Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition is open to young soloists of all nationalities
    • in the category cello born after 1 January 1993
    • in the category double bass born after 1 January 1991
      For participants in double bass who have already been admitted to the 2021 competition, the age limit is January 1, 1989.

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 (3 May 2023) by the competition's driving service. The transport 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.