The International Aeolus Competition for Wind Instruments has firmly established itself as a worldwide recognized stage for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Tuba. It takes place once a year in Düsseldorf since 2006.

Aeolus Competition is open to young musicians of all nationalities younger than 28 years. Each year three of the Instrument groups are opened for competition: 2021 the competition calls for Bassoon, Flute and Oboe. The total prize money is € 60,000, the first prize wins € 20,000.

3. July 2021

The Jury decision about the participants for the 2nd round has been made

Two exhausting but very inspiring and beautiful weeks full of music are behind us. The Jury met in Düsseldorf and watched and listened to the first round together.

Many thanks to all participants for their performance in our video screen. The decisions are now made and we are happy to present the >participants for the 2nd round.

The second round will take place in Düsseldorf in presence starting Wednesday the 15th of September 2021. Arrival day Tuesday the 14th September 2021.

3. July 2021

International Participants

Our competitors for the second round come from 18 different nations:

Belgium, China, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia, Taiwan, Turkey, Hungary, USA

>List of invited participants for the second round

welcome to Düsseldorf!

Aeolus Competition

15. June 2016

What has become of the prize-winners ?

Ross Knight - Winner 2019
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Solo Tuba
Bora Demir - Winner 2018
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Solo Horn
Pascal Deuber - Winner 2018
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg - Solo Horn