The Music Competition
Ton & Erklärung

Tuba (Detail) © Sima Dehgani

Since 2007, the Kulturkreis has organised the annual music competition "Ton & Erklärung" (Sound & Explanation). Emerging musicians are invited to present an outstanding musical performance and a convincing explanation of their interpretation. The contest, conducted in cooperation with ARD Radio, alternates yearly between piano, violin, cello, and voice. In addition to receiving prize money, winners are given the opportunity to perform a debut of a commissioned composition and to make additional concert appearances.

Valentino Worlitzsch, Laura Moinian and Friedrich Thiele © Sima Dehgani

Ton & Erklärung 2017

Jury Gesangswettbewerb 2010 © Mechthild Schneider

Upcoming

© Holger Talinski

Ton & Erklärung 2016

"Ton und Erklärung" 2015: Dr. Clemens Börsig, Anna Buchberger (2. Platz), Elisabeth Brauß (1. Preis), Fabian Müller (1. Preis), Prof. Dr. Edward G. Krubasik (v.l.n.r.) © Felix Grünschloss

Past Prize Winners