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Berlin International Max Rostal Competition for Viola and Violin

Category : Music Compose, 03rd Jan 2015 to 03rd Jan 2015.

Max Rostal played an important role in the history of violin playing, both as performer and as teacher. Many internationally known violinists over several generations were students of Max Rostal. In 1991, a competition was created in his name in his adopted hometown of Bern, Switzerland. Initially hosted by the Bern Conservatory, and alternately held for violin and viola, since 2009 it is held at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) for violin and viola simultaneously. It was Max Rostals biggest concern to do his utmost to support young musicians. For 65 years he pursued this aim in his teaching activities in distinguished institutes and in international master classes as well as serving on distinguished juries all over the world. Max Rostal called the Carl Flesch Competition into being and played a major role in founding the European String Teachers Association (ESTA). True to the spirit of its conception, the Max Rostal Competition tries to encourage an original choice of repertoire. When judging candidates, the main emphasis is given to their musicality, interpretation, stylistic sense and charisma. A high technical level is naturally required, but is not the defining goal. The aim of the competition is to encourage the skill and develop the talent and creativity of future generations of musicians. With this concept the Max Rostal Competition has achieved a particular reputation well acknowledged by participants from all over the world. Public engagements will be arranged for the winners as a part of their prize. The composition of the jury reflects a broad aesthetical view, encompassing different schools and philosophies. It has been proven successful to change the members of the jury for each competition as well as to have different generations and interdisciplinary artists working in the jury to ensure an independent and objective result.



Venue Details

  • Postfach 12 05 4410595 Berlin
  • Berlin
  • 10595
  • Germany

Fee Details

  • Prize: EUR 6,000
  • Min Reg fee: EUR 85
  • Max Reg fee: NA