09 – 18 May 2019

  1. Arrival and registration will take place on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 until 5 p.m.. If an enrolled and confirmed participant is late due to justified reasons, the participant can take part in the competition on the president’s agreement, on condition that he or she arrives during the first round.
  2. The competition consists of three rounds and a final round with orchestra. All three rounds are open to the public.
  3. Rehearsals in the concert hall take place on Thursday, 9 May 2019.
    Rehearsal times will be given out upon arrival by the competition office. All participants must keep to these given times.
  4. The DRAWING of the order of the competition will take place on
    Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 7 p.m.
    in the Musikhalle Markneukirchen.

    Following the drawing of the order, the times of appearance will be announced by a notice in the information office (Town Hall, Am Rathaus 2, Markneukirchen) and at the places of the competition. All participants have to keep to these given times. All participants are obliged to inform themselves about their time of appearance.

    Participants appear in the alphabetical order of their surname. This order is compulsory for all rounds including the final orchestral round.

    For participants in the category cello there will be rehearsals together with their pianist from 10 May on. Participants and accompanists are to arrange rehearsal times by themselves after the drawing of the order.
  5. The competition will start on Friday, 10 May 2019, at 9 a.m.


10-12 May 2019 First round cello
10-11 May 2019 First round guitar
12-13 May 2019 Second round guitar
13-14 May 2019 Second round cello
14 May 2019 free day for guitar
15 May 2019 Third round
16 May 2019 Orchestra final - guitar
17 May 2019 Orchestra final - cello
18 May 2019 Prizewinners' concert


  • All participants are obliged to be present at the place of appearance thirty minutes earlier. This regulation is not valid in the case of circumstances outside the participants’ responsibility.

  • The competition program and the prescribed editions are binding. Later alterations will not be accepted. Participants choose the order of their performance within a given round. A disqualification is pronounced if the program is not fulfilled or the performance is interrupted.

Cello place of competition Musikhalle Markneukirchen, An der Musikhalle 16, 08258 Markneukirchen
Guitar place of competition in planning: Villa Merz, Adorfer Straße 38, 08258 Markneukirchen



Villa Merz
(in planning)
8 May 2019 arrival of all participants
until 5 p.m.
9 May 2019 rehearsals in the concert hall in both categories    
9 May 2019 Festive opening of the competition with presentation of the jury and drawing of the order of the competition
7 p.m.
(Foyer Musikhalle)
10 May 2019 first round
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
11 May 2019 first round
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
12 May 2019 first round cello
 9 a.m.
12 May 2019 second round guitar  
9 a.m.
13 May 2019 second round 
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
14 May 2019 second round cello
 9 a.m.  
14 May 2019 free day guitar    
15 May 2019 third round
9 a.m.
 9 a.m.
16 May 2019 guitar final round
with orchestra
7 p.m.
17 May 2019

cello final round
with orchestra

7 p.m.
18 May 2019 prizewinners' concert
7 p.m.


as on 6 July 2018

Subject to change!