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: 2022 the competition calls for Clarinet, Horn and Saxophone. The total prize money is € 60,000, the first prize wins € 20,000.

Aeolus Competition

17. September 2021

we congratulate the finalists

The Jury has announced the Finalists:

The Winner of the Bassoon Category: Traian Sturza

The Winner of the Oboe Category: Gioele Coco

The Winner of the Flute Category: Anna Komarova

The Special Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary piece: Tommaso Pratola

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