announcement 2012

announcement 20122015-01-07T13:01:51+00:00

Information about the winners klick here.

Compose the “outstanding piece”!

The goal

A super-song, a mega-composition, something that amazes people, that makes them cry, laugh or rejoice. Not too artsy but no cheap entertainment either. Take the best of pop, jazz, tango, opera, operetta, klezmer, soul, blues, minimalist music, virtuosic violin-music (Paganini, Wienawsky, Sarasate) or compose in your own style. Everything goes as long as the audience will be crazy about it.

Concerning the playing technique, the composition is expected to be sophisticated, challenging and unconventional. It is expected to combine new effects with innovative sounds and hot rhythms.

The composition must be written for this competition only and exclusively for our duo. We are also interested in already existing ( published or unpublished) duos but we cannot include them in this particular competition.

Instrumentation: 2 violins

Duration: approximately 5 minutes of music

Please send in legible manuscripts!


1. Prize: 3000€, sponsered by Spiegel-Institut Mannheim
2. Prize: 2000€, sponsored by Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Fuchs
3. Prize: 1000€, sponsered by Pro-Musica-Viva-Maria-Strecker-Daelen-Stiftung
4. Prize: 500€, sponsered by der Sparkasse Rhein-Neckar-Nord
5. Prize: 300€, sponsered by Chalet Dingler
6. Prize: 300€, sponsered by PE-Förderungen für Studierende der Musik e.V.
Special prize: 300€, “Prize of the jury”

Course of event

After thorough examination of all submissions by the jury , six compositions will be chosen. Those pre-selected (nominated) will be presented in a live concert to the audience at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim. The audience will then vote and rank their favorite compositions. The winning pieces will be published by Peer Music and recorded for CD.


Deadline: 7- 1- 2012
Finale: 9- 21- 2012, 8 pm, Anna-Reiss-Saal, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim / Germany

Here you can find the application and important rules and conditions.


If you have questions or need further information you can contact us through our contact-page.

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