International Telemann Competition

10th International Telemann-Competition

For the tenth time, the Internationale Telemann-Gesellschaft e.V. extends an invitation to participate in the International Telemann Competition in Magdeburg (Germany). This year’s installment is open to chamber music ensembles. The competition will take place from 9 – 17 March 2019 in Telemann’s birthplace and comprises three rounds, that are open to the public. The Gesellschaftshaus, where the Zentrum für Telemann-Pflege und -Forschung also has its base, will serve as the competition venue.

Participating ensembles will be judged by an international, top-class jury which will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Barthold Kuijken (Belgium). Prof. Chiara Banchini (Switzerland), Prof. Dr. Ewald Demeyere (Belgium), Prof. Carin van Heerden (Austria/South Africa), Prof. Eva Maria Pollerus (Austria), Prof. Rebeka Rusó (Slovakia/Switzerland) and Prof. Michael Schneider (Germany) will also be members of the jury.

Prizes of EUR 21,500 in total can be awarded and concert opportunities at the Magdeburg Telemann Festival and other renowned early music festival will be granted to the prize winners.

The 10th International Telemann Competition is presented by the Internationale Telemann-Gesellschaft e.V. in close cooperation with the Zentrum für Telemann-Pflege und -Forschung. Prof. Siegfried Pank, the  president of the Internationale Telemann-Gesellschaft e.V., will serve as the competition manager and its president.

Applications for participation are possible as of now and will be open until Monday, 14 January 2019 (date of postal stamp).

The exact terms of the competition and the application form can be found online on the following sides.