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1st International String Quartet Competition Bad Tölz 2023

Patron: Dr. Ingo Mehner, 1st Mayor of the City of Bad Tölz

 

As a non-profit association KLANGERLEBNIS e.V., we wish to promote young professional string quartets by offering a new international string quartet competition in Bad Tölz with a total of € 27,000 in prize money. The patron is the 1st mayor of the city of Bad Tölz, Dr. Ingo Mehner. We encourage young professional quartets to apply.

 

Competition: 1st International String Quartet Competition Bad Tölz 2023

Place: Kurhaus Bad Tölz, Ludwigstraße 25, D-83646 Bad Tölz (Germany)

Date: April 15 (arrival and getting familiar with the concert hall), April 16-17 April (1. and 2. round with 40 minutes for each quartet), and 18.-20. April (concerts of the three competition winners). Accommodation and meals are free for all participants.

 

The registration deadline is October 30th, 2022. The application documents are to be sent in German or English exclusively by mail to:  Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

Age limitation: 128 years in total, no member older than 35 years (at April 2023)
Eight selected quartets will receive an invitation for the competition at the latest until January 31st 2022
The competition is announced worldwide. The application conditions can be found at: www.quartettissimo.de/competition-badtoelz-2023/bewerbung-application-2023/

 

Prizes:

€ 12.500 = € 10,000 (1st competition winner: Susanne and Christoph Kessler Grand Prize) plus €2,500 (Henle Urtext Prize) plus an invitation to a European concert tour in the following season by the Berlin Concert Agency Hampl with a date in Bad Tölz on January 20, 2024

€ 7.500 = € 6,000 (2nd competition winner) plus € 1,500 (Henle Urtext Prize)

€ 4.000 = € 3,000 (3rd competition winner) plus € 1,000 (Henle Urtext Prize)

€ 2,000 Esterhazy Special Prize for the best interpretation of a Haydn string quartet and an invitation to a concert at Esterhazy Palace

€ 1,000 audience prize

 

The jury is international and chaired by

 

Additional jury members from all over Europe are:

 

With the application, the quartet declares that they waive any legal remedies against the foundation and have no legal claim to the granting or payment of any funding promised by the organizers.