A highly interesting and varied supporting program will accompany this competition. In addition to concerts by the outstanding violists Lars Anders Tomter, Danusha Waskiewicz, Naoko Shimizu, and Tobias Reifland, there will be masterclasses by all jurors, lectures, exhibitions and a public discussion panel moderated by the Bavarian Broadcasting (BR).

We are looking forward to exciting days at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich on the subject of Paul Hindemith and his time.


Tickets for the events (admission tickets free of charge or at a price of EUR 10, discounted EUR 7) are available from October 11th, 2021 via Munich Ticket.

Tickets to the competition rounds also entitle the holder to admission to the exhibitions.

Please note: The so-called '3G rule' (geimpft, genesen, getestet – vaccinated, recovered, tested) also applies to all event visitors at the university, as well as the obligation to wear a mask (medical mask), including at the seat.



lectures and discussions


At the 1st HINDEMITH INTERNATIONAL VIOLA COMPETITION, viola fans can enjoy a varied program accompanying the 1st HINDEMITH INTERNATIONAL VIOLA COMPETITION, consisting of two concerts, five master classes, and two lectures on the subject of "Hindemith and Edmund von Borck - Composition in the Third Reich", followed by a discussion panel open to the public with Dr. Susanne Schaal-Gotthardt, Prof. Dr. Friedrich Geiger and Dr. Harald Eggebrecht, moderated and broadcast by the "Bayerischer Rundfunk".

In the "Kaminzimmer" (fireplace room) of the historic university building on the Arcisstrasse, two exhibitions will also shed light on the subjects of “WALTER WITTE, LAWYER - ARTIST – FOUNDER”, and “PAUL HINDEMITH AND THE VIOLA”, presented by Ludwig Hampe of the Viola Foundation Walter Witte and Dr. Alexander Krause of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.