Aeolus Competition



The recording of the prize winner`s concert of the 13th aeolus international competition for wind instruments will be broadcasted on the 7th of october 2018 at 21.05 by the radiostation deutschlandfunk as concert document of the week.

2. October 2019

Prices have been doubled

The Sieghardt-Rometsch Foundation in Düsseldorf doubles the prize money for the International Aeolus Competition. From September 2020, the foundation will pay out a total of 60,000 euros. The first prize will be increased from 10,000 to 20,000 euros. The second prize rises from 7,000 to 15,000 euros. The third prize will be 10,000 - instead of the previous 6,000. In addition, there will be prize from € 1,000 to € 1,800 for fourth to sixth place. In additio, the semi-finalists receive 500 euros as a scholarship. "We want to expand our international reputation with the new attractive prizes," explains Sieghardt Rometsch, the founder of the competition.

The audience prize will be € 2,000 and the special prize for the best interpretation of contemporary music keeps the amount of € 7,000.

The International Aeolus Competition has been held annually since 2006 at the Robert Schumann Music University. The Competition is focused on nine symphonic wind instruments. Horn, clarinet and saxophone are on the Programme for next year. Since 2011 the wind competition has been part of the World Federation of International Music Competitions. Many international competitors have started their worldwide musical career from here.

22. September 2019

First Price for Jonathon Ramsay

(from left) Philippe Schwarz, Jonathon Ramsay, Ross Knight, Lennard Czakaj

The winner of the first prize of the 14th International Aeolus Competition and winner of of the Audience Award is Jonathon Ramsay. The Australian is the first trombonist of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. The jury awarded second prize to Ross Knight, solo tubist with the Orchester de la Suisse Romande. The young Scot is studying in Hanover with Prof. Jens Bjørn-Larsen. The trumpeter Lennard Czakaj received the third prize. The young Pole studied with Prof. Klaus Schuhwerk at the University of Music in Basel and is a scholarship holder of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe. Philippe Schwarz, principal trombonist at the Stadttheater Gießen, is the winner of the Prize for the Best Contemporary Interpretation. He complete a master's degree in Hannover with Prof. Jonas Bylund.

19. September 2019

Die Semifinalisten stehen fest