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Musikkollegium Winterthur's Rychenberg Competition


In its 2019/20 season, the Musikkollegium Winterthur is organising an international composing competition in collaboration with the Fotomuseum Winterthur. Composers of any age and nationality are eligible to participate. This “Rychenberg Competition” will offer prizes for new, as yet unperformed works for orchestra. It is mandatory that these compositions be based on one of three series of photos provided. The Competition jury will be chaired by the Swiss composer Alfred Zimmerlin. The Rychenberg Competition will be awarding prizes worth a total of CHF 100,000.

First round: 10 works selected to be recorded by Musikkollegium Winterthur and their composers given CHF 1,000 recognition prize.

The composers of the works chosen by the jury to be performed at the Prize Winners’ Concert will be awarded the following prizes:

First place CHF 40,000

Second place CHF 25,000

Third place CHF 15,000

Special prize of the jury CHF 5,000

Audience prize CHF 10,000

To see the conditions of participation and to register, visit the competition website.

Fact file
Deadline31 Jul 2018
Finals09 - 12 Jun 2020
WhereWinterthur, Switzerland
The jury

Alfred Zimmerlin Composer (Chairman)

Bettina Skrypczak Composer

Roman Brotbeck Musicologist

Pierre-Alain Monot Conductor/Trumpet Player (Orchestra Representative Musikkollegium Winterthur)

Martin Wettstein Composer