The Hindemith International Viola Competition 2021 is open to violists born after Oct 21, 1992, who are ready to embark on an international solo career.
The deadline for online applications is on April 30, 2021. Applicants invited to the live rounds will be notified by Mai 28, 2021.
Co-presented for the first time in its history by the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and the Viola Foundation Walter Witte we are proud to present the Hindemith International Viola Competition from October 14 until October 20, 2021. All live rounds will take place at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Germany.
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.
History of the Competition
Having emerged from the “Hindemith Competition of the Viola Foundation Walter Witte”, the Hindemith International Viola Competition had been held previously at various German Universities form 1996 to 2017. 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 this cooperation with the University of Music and Theater Munich in 2020.