Competition 2021

The competition focuses on the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Similar to Hindemith himself, we want to make new discoveries without neglecting the roots and achievements of previous epochs. Both the works of Paul Hindemith and new compositions will always be integral parts of the competition.

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The 1st HINDEMITH INTERNATIONAL VIOLA COMPETITION will take place October 14-20,2021 at the UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS MUNICH. The competition is organised by the VIOLA FOUNDATION WALTER WITTE and the UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS MUNICH .

As a follow-up to the „Hindemith Competition of the Viola Foundation Walter Witte“, the competition is aimed at young violists worldwide who are ready to embark on an international solo career. The focus of the competition is the repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries. Cash prizes totalling € 11,000 are planned. Some competition rounds can be followed online worldwide via livestream. 

 

History

 The Hindemith International Viola Competition emerged from the "Hindemith Competition of the Viola Foundation Walter Witte". For decades this had been a prominent podium for the current elite of violists who study at German universities.

 An excellent jury of renowned viola professors from all over the Federal Republic of Germany have lent their expertise to the competition for many years

 The new, permanent venue for the now restructured competition will be the University of Music and Theater Munich. We are very happy to have begun our cooperation with the University of Music and Theater Munich in 2020.

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Professor at the Indiana Univerity Jacobs School of Music

 

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Atar Arad
USA

Professor at the Univerity of Music and Performing Arts Munich

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Hariolf Schlichtig
GERMANY (chairman)

Principal violist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Naoko Shimizu
JAPAN

Professor at the State Academy in Oslo

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Lars Anders Tomter
NORWAY

Freelancing soloist

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Danusha Waskiewicz
GERMANY

Professor for Chamber Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt

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Angelika Merkle
GERMANY (Finals only)

Prizes 2021

1st Prize

€5.000

2nd Prize

€3.000

3rd Prize

€2.000


Special Prize
"Walter Witte"

€1.000

Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned piece
by Atar Arad