66th ARD International Music Competition 2017, Germany

Publish Date: Jan 31, 2017

Deadline: Mar 31, 2017


The 66th ARD International Music Competition in Munich is open for the following categories: 

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Oboe
  • Violin

The invitation to participate in this competition is extended to young musicians, who are ready to launch an international career. The competition is open to musicians of all nations born between 1988 and 2000. 

The competition will be conducted during the period from August 28 to September 15, 2017 (including the prize winners’ concerts). The auditions are open to the public. 

Deadline for registration: March 31, 2017 (Date stamp does not apply!)


  • Guitar

Carlo Domeniconi (Chairperson)
Eduardo Fernández 
Dale Kavanagh 
Łukasz Kuropaczewski 
Pablo Márquez 
Jürgen Ruck
David Tanenbaum

  • Piano

Bruno Canino (Chairperson)
İdil Biret 
Cecile Licad 
Anne Queffélec 
Herbert Schuch 
Tamara Stefanovich
N. N.

  • Oboe

Elaine Douvas (Chairperson)
Washington Barella 
Nora Cismondi 
Nicholas Daniel 
Christoph Hartmann 
Louise Pellerin 
Paulus van der Merwe

  • Violin

Mauricio Fuks (Chairperson)
Pierre Amoyal 
Hae-Sun Kang 
Rainer Kussmaul 
Tasmin Little 
Benjamin Schmid 
Isabelle van Keulen






First Prize

€ 10,000

Second Prize

€ 7,500

Third Prize

€ 5,000



First Prize

€ 10,000

Second Prize

€ 7,500

Third Prize

€ 5,000



First Prize

€ 10,000

Second Prize

€ 7,500

Third Prize

€ 5,000



First Prize

€ 10,000

Second Prize

€ 7,500

Third Prize

€ 5,000

Conditions of participation 

Registration Deadline 

Registration deadline for applications: March 31, 2017

(Date stamp does not apply!)

For more information about the application process please see the "Further official information" link below this announcement (from February 15, 2017 on).


The following documentation should be enclosed:

  • application form (download expected from Februar 2017) 
  • for the pre-selection, a digital audio recording; the following file format will be accepted: aif, aiff, aac, flac, m2v, mkv, mov, mpeg, mpg, mp2, mp3, mp4, mus, mxf, ogg, wav, wma, wmv.

The audio recording may not be edited, may not be processed and may not be older than one year (the works required for the pre-selection can be found in the repertoire conditions). Cuts, editing or other technological manipulation of pitches or lengths of held notes within the sections performed are not permitted.

  • a declaration signed by the recording studio/engineer – cf. download of the declaration form 
  • in case of students: the approval of the teacher
  • an artistic curriculum vitae 
  • a portrait photograph (jpg file) of the applicant, which will appear in the competition program – black & white or color (without copyright).

Only complete applications will be accepted!


Once the selection has been made, the decision of the pre-selection jury on admission to the competition will be released by June 15, 2017 at the latest. Its decisions are final and incontestable. No explanations will be provided. 

The chosen competitors will receive written notification of their selection. Competitors from abroad can, if necessary, use this confirmation to apply for an entry visa.

Recognition of Conditions

With the application for the competition the participant acknowledges acceptance of the participation and competition conditions as well as the decision of the pre-selection jury and the competition jury as binding. There is no right of appeal. 

Participation is only possible in one of the competition categories.

Applications that do not meet the requirements of the competition can be rejected. Submitted documents and sound recordings cannot be returned.

Participation Fee 

Following receipt of the admission confirmation, the participation fee of € 100 must be transferred “free of bank charges for the recipient” at the latest by July 31, 2017. Should the competitor be prevented from attending, or should he or she cancel his or her participation, this participation fee cannot be refunded.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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