14 June 2017

Tyrolean classical instrumentalist prize

The Tyrol region and the EVA LIND MUSIC ACADEMY TIROL have been awarding the Tyrolean Classical Instrumentalist Prize in cooperation with ORF Tirol and the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck since 2017.

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 will take place on Thursday, 26. September 2019 at 10: 00h in the ORF Landesstudio Tirol / Studio 3.

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


Initiator Eva LIND on the task: "I am delighted that I was able to launch the Tyrolean Classical Instrumentalist Prize with our EVA LIND MUSIC ACADEMY TIROL. Following the successful premiere of the TIROLER KLASSIK SÄNGERPREIS, this award is a next, consistent step in the intensive promotion of young 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 of generous support, the prizewinners also have the opportunity to make several public appearances - for example with the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck or at the GRANDE FINALE of the Eva Lind Music Academy Tyrol.

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
  • Prof. Johann Hindler
  • Prof. Erich Rinner
  • Prof. Mirjam Tschopp
  • Mag. Alexander Rainer



• Funding training worth € 5.000, -
• Appearance at the Grande Finale EVA LIND MUSIC ACADEMY TIROL at the 16.11.2019
• Guest appearance at the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck in the season 2020 / 21


• Scholarship for a masterclass of the EVA LIND MUSIC ACADEMY TIROL 2019
• Performance as part of the gala concert of the EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL in Salzburg-Wals (date NN)
• Appearance at the Grande Finale EVA LIND MUSIC ACADEMY TIROL at the 16.11.2019


• endowed with € 1.000, -
• Appearance at the Grande Finale EVA LIND MUSIC ACADEMY TIROL at the 16.11.2019
• Appearance at Jeunesse in season 2020 / 21


takes place on Saturday, 16.11.2019 from 19: 00h in the Silver Hall in Schwaz as part of the CLASSIC GALA TIROL by Governor Günther Platter.

Other contributors:

Tiroler Landesjugendorchester, conductor Lui Chan

Celine Moinet, oboe

Eva Lind, moderation

Winner of the prima la musica national competition




Musicians who were born or grew up in Tyrol or whose main focus is on music studies in Tyrol can apply for the award. The minimum age of applicants is 13 years, the maximum age 26 years - each deadline 31.7.2019.

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 may be selected by the jury for the final)

Jury & award

  • The submitted documents are evaluated by the jury and the best applicants are 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.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to:

The application period ends on 31. July 2019. Applications must be received by EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL by that time. The final selection will take place at the 26.9.2019 in front of an audience in ORF Landesstudio Tirol.