conditions of the competition

The 53rd Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition of 2018

invites applications in the categories

flute - bassoon

The competition is open to the public.

The competition will take place in Markneukirchen (Vogtland), State of Saxony, Germany from 3 May 2018 to 12 May 2018.

The Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition is open to young soloists of all nationalities born after 1 January 1988.


Application procedure

The entry form should be sent so that it arrives at the latest by 10 January 2018 to:

Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen
Am Rathaus 2
D-08258 Markneukirchen

You will find an application form on our website.

Each competitor must enclose the following documents with his/her application form:


Recipient: Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen e.V.
Name of bank: Sparkasse Vogtland
Address of bank: Komturhof 2
  08527 Plauen
Account Number: 360 3000 357
Bank Code: 870 580 00
IBAN: DE19 8705 8000 3603 0003 57
Purpose: participant’s name / registration number

The remittance shall show (legibly) the participant’s name in capitals even if he/she does not pay in the registration fee personally. The administrative fee will not be repaid under any circumstances. 

The above mentioned documents and recordings will not be returned. 

Applications that do not meet the requirements of the competition will be rejected within 10 days after receipt.


Once the selection has been made, the decision of the anonymous pre-selection jury on admission to the competition will be released by 1 March 2018 at the latest. Its decisions are final and incontestable. No explanations will be provided. The chosen competitors will receive written notification of their selection. After this the application fee of 75,00 € must be payed immediately by the chosen competitors, marked “free of charge to the payee”. 



Complete information concerning the execution of the competition will be sent to the competitors. The competition management has the sole right of decision concerning an applicant’s admission. Applications will be confirmed in writing in the order of their receipt. With the help of this acknowledgement, competitors from abroad can immediately apply for an entry visa if required.

Qualified pianists can be provided free of charge for the competition. Competitors can however  provide their own piano accompaniment at their own expense. The pianist’s name and address  must be noted on the application form. This information is binding.

Living and accommodation costs are to be borne by the participants and accompanists themselves. A number of reasonably-priced private rooms and hotels is available (see application form).

Beginning with the second round, the secretary’s office will pay each participant a daily allowance of 15,00 euros. Contestants can receive cash payment personally in Town Hall during the posted opening hours.


All travel costs are to be borne by the participants and piano accompanists themselves.
Markneukirchen is situated in the state of Saxony. 

Train connections: The nearest railway station is Adorf/Vogtland.
Motorways: A 9 Berlin-Munich, A 72 Hof-Dresden, exit „Plauen Süd“, B 92 in the direction of Bad Brambach, in Adorf B 283 in the direction of Markneukirchen
Airports: Leipzig, Dresden, Nuremberg

Participants and piano accompanists will be collected by the Competition bus shuttle service from the train station of Adorf/Vogtland on the day of arrival (2 May 2018). The shuttle service is provided free of charge to participants and piano accompanists during the competition. More information will be provided upon arrival in Markneukirchen.

Conditions of participation:

Each participant should be prepared to take part in concerts or events which may be organized within the period of competition. Preparation for the competition and the participation in it will not be affected thereby. With their application, all participants enter into an obligation to keep the period of the competition free of all engagements or concerts and to be reachable in Markneukirchen all the time.

The competition organizers are authorized to record, acoustically and optically, all concerts or events within the period of the competition and to use these recordings for publicity purposes. Recordings by third parties require the organizers’ approval.

In particular, the organizers reserve the right to authorize radio and TV stations to record and broadcast all events of the competition. No claims for reimbursement for participants may arise therefrom.

Prizewinners are obliged to perform at the Prizewinners’ Concert without fee.

The organizers cannot accept any responsibility for the competitors’ instruments and personal property.

With his or her enrolment, the participant accepts all conditions of participation.