Awards Ceremony

All prizes are handed over to the prize winners at a public gala concert on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Casino of Velden am Wörthersee, a town near Pörtschach. Usually, all prize sponsors are present and hand over certificates and prize monies in person.

The winners of the first and second prizes take to the stage with a short, virtuosic piece of a maximum duration of 4 to 5 minutes. This gives them the cance to additionally win the prize of the audience of EUR 750.-. Due to limited time it is unfortunately not possible for the third prize winners to play at the gala concert.

This year, the gala concert follows – in a broad sense – the common theme folk music (dance music), if possible in connection with your home.

Certificates and prizes are only handed over at the gala concert.

A) Solo instruments
Piano, violin
First prize: EUR 2500.-
Second prize: EUR 1500.-
Third prize: EUR 500.-

B) Voice

First prize: EUR 2500.-
Second prize: EUR 1500.-
Third prize: EUR 500.-

Best piano accompanist for singers: EUR 1500.-
Prize for the best lied duo: EUR 1400.-

C) Chamber Music
First prize: EUR 3500.-
Second prize: EUR 2000.-
Third prize: EUR 900.-

D) Spezial prize of the audience
EUR 750,- awarded on the occasion of the prizewinners´concert.

Other Prizes

Special prizes of ESTA Austria (European String Teachers Association): EUR 300.- for the violin section.

There is a strong possibility of further concert engagements as concert organisers are present.

A further highlight is the chance of winning one of the special prizes donated by our sponsors.
Have a look at the prizes awarded at the past competition.