14 Jun 2017

Tyrolean Classical Instrumentalist Contest

The Tyrolean Region and the EVA LIND MUSIC ACADEMY TIROL were writing the Tyrolean Classical Instrumentalist Prize for the first time in 2017 in cooperation with ORF Tirol and the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck.

The prize, which is awarded every two years, is a gifted grant from the state of Tyrol to support education and training and is endowed with € 5,000.00.

Mrs. Landesrätin Dr. Beate PALFRADER on the intentions of the state of Tyrol: “Tyrol has a great potential of gifted young musicians. The Tyrolean Classical Instrumentalist Prize sets an important impulse for the gifted and supports young talents on their way to an international career. ”


The public final took place on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:00 am in ORF Landesstudio Tirol / Studio 3.

ORF Tirol Country Director Helmut KRIEGHOFER in support of the ORF TIROL: “As initiator of the Josef Kuderna scholarship for young Tyrolean actors 2015, I am particularly pleased that the ORF Tirol can now offer talented Tyrolean young musicians a classical stage to appreciate their skills. Alternately, these awards will be awarded in the next few years to young Tyrolean artists in the ORF Tyrol. ”


Initiator Eva LIND on the task: “I am very pleased that I am allowed to raise the Tyrolean classical instrumentalist prize with our EVA LIND MUSIC ACADEMY TIROL. After the successful premiere of the TIROLER KLASSIK SÄNGERPREIS, this award is a next, consistent step in the intensive promotion of classical instrumentalists in Tyrol.

As a singer, I know how important support is right at the beginning of a career. In addition to the chance for generous support, the award winners also have the opportunity to make several public appearances – i.a. together with the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck or at the GRANDE FINALE of the Eva Lind Musikakademie Tirol.

My heartfelt thanks especially to the state of Tyrol and the ORF Tyrol for their willingness to support this project both financially and medially, and of course also to the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck for the great cooperation! ”

Members of the jury

  • Helmut Schmid, Country Music Director, Chair
  • Mag. Alexander Rainer, director of the orchestra office of the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck
  • Prof. Erich Rinner, former solo trumpeter of the Munich Philharmonic and Dep. Director of the Tyrolean State Conservatory
  • Prof. Annedore Oberborbeck, Concertmaster of the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck
  • Prof. Maximilian Bauer, Professor and IGP – Director at the Tyrolean State Conservatory



  • Funding training worth € 5,000, –
  • Performance at the Grande Finale EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL on 18.11.2017
  • Guest appearance at the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck in the season 2018/19


  • Scholarship for a masterclass of the EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL 2018
  • Performance at the Grande Finale EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL on 18.11.2017
  • Performance at the gala concert of the EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL in Salzburg-Wals on 16.11.2018


  • endowed with € 1.000, –
  • Performance at the Grande Finale EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL on 18.11.2017
  • Appearance at the Jeunesse in the season 2018/19


is carried out in Schwaz during the gala event EVA LIND MUSIC ACADEMY TIROL GRANDE FINALE 2017.

Other contributors to the GRANDE FINALE:

  • Tyrolean State Youth Orchestra
  • Winner of the prima la musica national competition
  • Music School Schwaz
  • Conditions of participation Tyrolean classical instrumentalist prize

Musicians who were born or grew up in Tyrol or whose main focus is on music studies in Tyrol can apply for the prize. The minimum age of applicants is 13 years, the maximum age 26 years (each deadline xxx)

In case of doubt, the jury will decide on the eligibility. The legal process is excluded.

Musicians may apply for the scholarship and undergo training or further education at a music school, at the conservatory or at a university. The following documents must be provided for the application:

  • Tabular CV
  • Description of the planned education and training
  • if applicable, proof of previous study success
  • unprocessed video or audio documentation with confirmation by the teacher: 2 pieces or single sentences from different style epochs (one of the two submitted pieces will be selected by the jury for the final if necessary)

Applications should be sent per weTransfer to:


The submitted documents will be evaluated by the jury and the best candidates will be invited for public audition. The jury is responsible for the award proposal, it exercises the office completely free and independent, their decisions are incontestable, legal recourse is excluded.

The winner of the prize is awarded by the province of Tyrol. As proof of the use, a confirmation of the student’s success as well as a proof of the payment of the tuition fees or training costs is to be presented.