Registration must be made in writing by submitting the fully completed application form by Thursday, April 15, 2021 (date as per postmark) at the competition office. The form can be downloaded here.

Registration includes:

  • Application form (fully completed, with glued on passport photograph, and signed)
  • Birth certificates (copy)
  • Passport or personal identification (copy)
  • Artistic CV (detailed)
  • Confirmation of musical education (confirmation of enrolment or a copy of a graduation certificate) letter of reference from an established conservatory teacher
  • 1 glossy color photograph in a digital format (*.jpg, 3.5” x 5.1”, min. 300 dpi or 1 MB, including the photographer’s name)
  • A video containing a piece from the repertoire assigned to round 1. The uncut video has to be submitted via file sharing services like WeTransfer or Filemail. You can download guidlines for the video here!

Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Attendance is limited to 40 participants. The same number of participants will be allowed for each instrument. If the quota is not reached in a particular instrument group, vacant seats may be transferred to other groups.

Decisions regarding acceptance are made by a preselection jury and will be based on the submitted video recordings. The videos need to be recorded in appropriate settings, for example in a university’s hall or studio. In case applicants have no access to an institutionalized recording environment, they may also record a video at home. In any case, a professional sound quality is considered mandatory.

An administration fee of €25.00 has to be transferred by Thursday, April 15, 2021. This payment is a mandatory requirement for the participation in the preselection process.

Accepted participants will be informed in writing by Friday, April 30, 2021. Applicants are entitled to participate in the competition once they have received the acceptance letter and transferred their registration fee.

The registration fee of €100.00 must be paid free of charge for the recipient by Monday, May 31, 2021.

Bank Details for administration fee and registration fee

Account name Telemann-Gesellschaft e.V.
IBAN DE68 8105 3272 0031 2518 18
Credit Institute Stadtsparkasse Magdeburg
Reference 11. ITW 2021; Name of the participant

If the registration fee has not been received by Monday, May 31, 2021, eligibility to participate will expire. The registration fee will not be refunded in the case of withdrawal, except when a participant withdraws on medical grounds (medical certificate required). In the latter case, half the amount of the administration fee (€50.00) will be retained by the competition office. Should participants be unable to take part due to force majeure, the competition office is to be advised immediately. In this case, half the amount of the administration fee (€50.00) will also be retained by the competition office.

Arrival and departure, accommodation and meals are organized and paid for by the participants themselves. Participants selected for the Finale (round 3) will receive a subsidy of €200.00 towards living expenses.

The juries’ decisions are final and not contestable under any circumstances: All legal recourse is excluded. By registering, each participant accepts the conditions of the competition listed above.