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.

10. August 2022

Free admission to the competition rounds at Robert Schumann Hochschule

Anyone who wants to follow the competition can join the auditions. From tuesday, September 6 to Friday, September 9 there are three public rounds of on the program. Each candidate plays for up to 30 minutes.

Between the individual auditions, the visitors can change the rooms. Find here the temporary schedule: Download PDF

10. August 2022

Information for participants

on September 5, after arrival deadline, we will finally know how many candidates take part in the competition. From this moment we will post actual schedules here. 

Please have an eye on your muvac account and your mails, especially if you play with the institution`s pianists. Piano rehearsals start on September 5 from 11 a.m.

A preliminary schedule can be found here, but of course can still change a lot depending on the amount of candidates: Download PDF

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