• General Regulations • Prizes
e • Application
• Competition Procedure
The international woodwind competition hülsta woodwinds is
open for flute, recorder, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon.
The competition is organized by the GWK and hülsta. The Musikhochschule
Münster / Music Conservatoire Münster is partner of hülsta
woodwinds. The general management and the artistic direction of
the competition lies with the GWK.
hülsta woodwinds will be held from 26 to 30 March 2014
at the Musikhochschule Münster /Music Conservatoire Münster
in Germany. The competition rounds are open for public viewing.
The prizes will be awarded in a special ceremony, including a public
concerto of the prize winners on 28 November 2014 in Münster.
The winners of hülsta woodwinds are expected to meet international
standards of musical maturity and public performance. Judgement
criteria are artistic personality, musical interpretation and technical
hülsta woodwinds is open to soloists of all nationalities who
at the time of the competition are no older than 27 years. They
must be enrolled in or have graduated from a music conservatoire,
or enjoy comparable private education.
The number of participants is limited. Upon evaluation of all submitted
materials, the competition management will select the competitors.
Applicants are not entitled to acceptance; application does not
guarantee a place in the competition. All applicants will be informed
of selection or rejection via mail or email.
An international jury evaluates
the competitors’ performances. All decisions of the jury are
final and incontestable.
The GWK and hülsta hold unlimited rights to use the names,
biographical data and photos of the participants for their own purposes
of public relations, as long as these are associated with the competition.
The organizers of the competition reserve the right to record each
performance of the competition and the award ceremony in video and
audio media. They furthermore hold the rights, now and in future,
to use this material for documentation and hülsta woodwinds
marketing in all national and international media. The competitors
have no claim to compensation.
In case of an accident involving the applicant, in case of any losses
or material damage to an applicant’s instrument and / or personal
belongings, the competition organizers are not liable.
By signing the application,
the applicant confirms his / her acceptance of the general regulations
of the competition as well as of the presentation of prizes. Only
the German text of the general regulations is valid. The English
version is for convenience purposes. There is no right of appeal.
Two equal prizes will be awarded for the competition as a whole.
Only the jury decides on the award of the prizes. The jury is supposed
to assign two equal prize winners, but they are not required to
do so. The jury may suspend or divide a prize. Prizes are endowed
with 5.000 Euro each. Concerts shall be arranged for the laureates.
The prizes shall include a CD production with the GWK-label CC ClassicClips
On 28 November 2014 in Münster, the prizes will be awarded
in a special ceremony, including a public concerto by the prize
winners. The winners agree to perform in the concerto with no claim
of monetary compensation. Their expenses will be refunded.
All other finalists of the competition will receive a diploma and
gratification to the amount of 1.000 Euro.
must be filed in writing to the following address:
Deadline for the receipt of applications is 10 December
The application form
must be completed in clear block letters. The following must be
• copy of birth certificate, passport or similar official
document furnishing proof of date and place of birth
• a curriculum vitae
• an up-to-date and high-quality passport photo (at least
9 x 12 cm)
• a non-edited recording (CD or DVD) of the applicant playing
the compulsory solo-pieces of the first round
All applicants will be informed of selection or rejection via mail
The applicants who have been selected as competitors will be notified
no later than 3 February 2014.
The competitors must confirm their intention to participate by transferring
a registration fee of 90 Euro by 28 February 2014 to the GWK bank
account. The registration fee is not refundable.
From 26 to 30 March 2014 the third hülsta
woodwinds. International Woodwind Competition will be held at
48151 Münster / Westphalia
Each competitor must register personally at the competition office
in the conservatoire on 26 March 2014 between 2 and 5 p.m.
Late registration may lead to the candidate’s disqualification
from the competition. The competition authorities retain the right
to reject any application which does not conform in its entirety
to the competition regulations.
On registration, the participants are informed about the order in
which competitors are to perform and about their rehearsal times.
Each applicant brings his/her own piano- or harpsichord-accompanist
at his/her own expense. Or the applicant may choose to use an accompanist
provided by the competition at no cost.
The competition consists of three rounds (first round, second round,
finale). All rounds are open to the public. The jury may interrupt
an applicant’s performance or order the applicant to perform
only a portion of the piece.
The competition programme consists of compulsory pieces and works
of free choice. The pieces of the finale are to be played from memory.
Please, refer to the application
form for your competition programme.
Applicants are responsible for their board and lodging and for
their own travel arrangements to and from the competition. If desired
and available, the organizers provide free lodging in a host family.