103 flutists, 86 clarinettists and 37 saxophonists have registered for the 12th International Aeolus Wind Competition. It is about 30,000 euros prize money and lucrative concert performances.
The starting shot for the 12th International Aeolus Wind Competition will take place on 12th September 2017 at Robert Schumann Hochschule. The contest lasts five days and includes four rounds. The final will take place on 17 September 2017 at 11 am in the Tonhalle Düsseldorf. There the three best young musicians compete as soloists in a concert with the Düsseldorf Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Martin Fratz.
The Aeolus Competition is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, which includes such prestigious competitions as the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the ARD Competition.
The previous winners of the Aeolus Competition are soloists in major orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the English National Opera Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the Bamberger Symphoniker and the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig.