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.

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 award winners also have the opportunity to make several public appearances - for example with the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck or at the KLASSIK GALA TIROL 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, former solo clarinettist of the Vienna Philharmonic
  • Prof. Erich Rinner, director of the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium
  • Prof. Mirjam Tschopp, Professor for violin and viola at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
  • Mag. Alexander Rainer, conductor of the Tiroler Symphonieorchester



  • Funding training worth € 5.000, -
  • Appearance at the CLASSIK GALA TIROL of the EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE 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 / 20
  • Appearance at the CLASSIK GALA TIROL of the EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL at the 16.11.2019
  • Performance at the gala concert of the EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL in Salzburg-Wals on 29.11.2019


  • endowed with € 1.000, -
  • Appearance at the CLASSIK GALA TIROL of the EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL at the 16.11.2019
  • Appearance at Jeunesse in season 2020 / 21


takes place on Saturday, 16.11.2019 at 19: 30h in the Silver Hall in Schwaz as part of the CLASSIC GALA TIROL by Governor Günther Platter.

Other contributors to KLALIK GALA TIROL:

Tiroler Landesjugendorchester, conductor Lui Chan

Celine Moinet, oboe

Eva Lind, moderation

Elisa Wallnöfer, piano

Veronika Mair, soprano

David Kerber, tenor

Thomas Essl, baritone

Winner of the prima la musica national competition



Musicians who were born or grew up in Tyrol, whose focus is on studying music in Tyrol, or who participated in the masterclasses of the MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL can apply for the TIROLER KLASSIK INSTRUMENTALISTENPREIS. 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.


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
  • unedited video or audio documentation: 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 ten best applicants are invited to the 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 deadline ends at 31. July 2019. Applications must be received by EVA LIND MUSIKAKADEMIE TIROL by that time. The final selection takes place on the 26.9.2019 at 10: 00h in front of an audience in ORF Landesstudio Tirol / Studio 3.