The International Anton Rubinstein Competition 2021 - WOODWIND

30. & 31. October 2021, Dusseldorf


The International Anton Rubinstein Competitions will take on a new form in the future – based on our experiences during the Covid pandemic. For many international applicants, travelling to Germany is only possible with great difficulty and can hardly be reliably planned. At the same time, we realised that a video competition can also be an attractive offer for participants and audience.

We will conduct all our competitions from September 2021 online via video. The final rounds will be published on YouTube, FaceBook and/or Instagram on the respective dates – and of course the names of the three best instrumentalists, singers or ensembles. Certificates and prizes will be sent to the winners.

The International Anton Rubinstein Woodwind Competition 2021 supports and promotes talented, young musicians, music students, soloists, and prospective orchestral musicians by providing a platform for competition and with its prestigious awards.

The competition is organized by International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, Flingerstr. 1, 40213 Düsseldorf.


Walter Seyfarth

Walter Seyfarth was born in Düsseldorf in 1953. At the age of 16 he won the 1st prize of the German Tonkünstlerverband. After studying with Peter Rieckhoff at the Freiburg Musikhochschule and as a scholarship holder at the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra Academy with Karl Leister, he was engaged in the Saarland Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1975, as 3rd deputy 1st clarinettist with a commitment to high clarinets. Since 1985 he has been a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker as solo E-flat clarinettist. From this time on he played under Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle and Kirill Petrenko among others.

In 1988 he founded the “Philharmonic Wind Quintet Berlin” with which he tours worldwide and has released numerous CD recordings. He is also a member of the ensemble “Bläser der Berliner Philharmoniker”. He teaches at the Orchestra Academy of the Herbert von Karajan Foundation. He has worked as a woodwind mentor for the Young Philharmonic Orchestra of Venezuela “El Sistema”, among others. He also gives master classes in Europe, Asia, North and South America. At the festival “Música em Trancoso” (Brazil) in 2012, he met the Brazilian pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano with his Bossa Nova Quartet. Together with him, he recorded a DVD entitled “Joined”, which was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award in 2017.
His ancestors include the composers Albert Lortzing and Ferdinand Ries.

Since 2020, Walter Seyfarth has been teaching clarinet at the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy in Berlin.

Gisela Hellrung

Gisela Hellrung, born in Düsseldorf, studied oboe at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart with Prof. Ingo Goritzki and was a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation until her concert exam in 1996. After winning several first prizes at the “Jugend musiziert” competition in the oboe solo and chamber music categories, she won the International Chamber Music Competition Osaka with the Delos Wind Quintet in 1993 and the German Music Competition in 1994.

From 1994-1995 she played for a year in the solo position with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and has been principal oboe of the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra since 1996.

Since April 2010, Gisela Hellrung has been a lecturer for oboe at the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy.

Leonid Grudin

Leonid Grudin studied flute with Prof. Jean-Michel Tanguy at the Staatliche Musikhochschule Mannheim from 1990 to 1995 and graduated as an orchestral musician. In 1998 he obtained the diploma “Artistic Training” and in 2001 the diploma “Concert Examination” with Prof. Maxence Larrieu.

Since 2002 Leonid Grudin has been principal piccolo flutist at the Deutsche Staatsoper under the direction of Daniel Barenboim.

During this time he has performed in various orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Camerata Bern, Semperoper Dresden, MDR-Sinfonieorchester, SWR Symphonieorchester.

Since 2017 he has been teaching piccolo at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music.

Since 2016, Leonid Grudin has been a lecturer for the flute at the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy in Berlin.

Martin Kevenhörster

Martin Kevenhörster is deputy principal bassoonist of the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra. He completed his training at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen with Dag Jensen and Gustavo Nuñez, completed by master classes with Klaus Thunemann, among others. In addition to orchestral playing, he devotes himself to chamber music as a member of several ensembles. He was a scholarship holder of the “Villa Musica” Foundation and received the Folkwang Prize in 1993. Martin Kevenhörster has played in various orchestras (including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Modern). Since 1996 he has been principal bassoonist of the Cologne Chamber Orchestra. With this and other orchestras, tours have also taken him as a soloist through Europe, Asia and the USA.

Dong Dejun

Dong Dejun, Clarinet Professor of China Zhejiang Conservatory of Music,  Special Allowance Expert dedicated by the State of Council of China, Winner of “Ou Yongxi Outstanding Music Education Award” by the Ministry of Culture of China. He has been ranked as ”Scholar of Qianjiang River” Distinguished Professor in Higher Education of Zhejiang Province and chosen by the “151 Talents Project(first level)”of Zhejiang Province. He is the Vice President of the Clarinet Society of Chinese Musicians Association and a Yamaha Artist. He is currently holding the post of Director of the Orchestral Department of Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Director of the International Chamber Music Center of Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Director of the national-level first-class undergraduate professional site for music performance construction, and Director of the provincial-level first-class curriculum in universities of Zhejiang province. He has served as the judge and President of the jury for many major competitions at home and abroad, such as Chinese Music Golden Bell Award Competition, Asia-Pacific Cup International Music Competitions, Russia St. Petersburg International Music Competition, the 10th Italy “Giacomo Mensi” International Clarinet Competition (President of the jury) , and the 14th Italy “S. Mercadante” International Clarinet Competition (President of the jury), etc.

 Competition awards

  • 1st Prize
  • 2nd Prize
  • 3rd Prize
  • Special Award


Johanna Bilgeri, Österreich

1st Prize

Johanna Bilgeri wurde 2001 in Hittisau/Vorarlberg geboren und erhielt ihren ersten Johanna Bilgeri wurde 2001 in Hittisau/Vorarlberg geboren und erhielt ihren ersten Fagottunterricht im Alter von 6 Jahren bei Gilbert Hirtz. Von 2016-2019 studierte sie am Landeskonservatorium Vorarlberg bei Prof. Allen Smith. Seit Herbst 2019 studiert Johanna Bilgeri Konzertfach an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien bei Univ.-Prof. Richard Galler.

Sie gewann solistisch als auch kammermusikalisch mehrere erste Preise und Sonderpreise bei nationalen und internationalen Wettbewerben, unter anderem wurde sie mehrfach Bundessiegerin bei „Prima La Musica“, gewann den Solistenwettbewerb am Landeskonservatorium Vorarlberg und ist Preisträgerin des Wettbewerbs „Musica Juventutis“.

Die junge Musikerin nahm an Meisterkursen bei Dag Jensen und Simon van Holen teil. Orchestererfahrungen sammelte sie bei der Quarta 4 Länder Jugendphilharmonie, beim Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg und Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein sowie beim Wiener Jeunesse Orchester. Auch kammermusikalisch durfte Johanna Bilgeri schon viel Erfahrung sammeln. Mit dem Ensemble Esperanza trat sie im Kammermusiksaal der Elbphilharmonie auf und mit ihrem „Trio Mélange“, welches in klassischer Trio d´anches Besetzung musiziert, spielt sie regelmäßig im In- und Ausland, unter anderem gastierten sie 2019 beim Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus.

Solistische Auftritte absolvierte sie mit dem Sinfonieorchester des Vorarlberger Landeskonservatoriums, bei „Talente im Funkhaus“ (live im ORF) und bei „Sterne von Morgen“, eine Konzertreihe, bei der internationale junge Musiker*innen ausgewählt werden. Zurzeit ist Johanna Stipendiatin der „Anny Felbermayer-Fonds“ zur Förderung talentierter Studierenden an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. Im Juni 2021 gab sie als Gewinnerin des „Wiener Symphoniker-Talent“ ihr Debut als Solistin mit den Wiener Symphonikern unter der Leitung von Maestro Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

Petr Khudonogov, Russland

1st Prize

Petr Khudonogov is a young Russian flutist.
Born in 1999 in Krasnoyarsk. He graduated from the children’s music school No. 2 in
Krasnoyarsk (class of teacher Sergey Khudonogov). A graduate of the Krasnoyarsk
College of arts named after P. I. Ivanov-Radkevich (class of the same teacher). Since
2017-a student of the Siberian state Institute of arts named after D. Hvorostovsky
(class of Honored artist of Russia, associate Professor Anatoly Ivanov). Since 2018-
soloist of the St. Petersburg House of Music under the baton of Sergey Roldugin.
Since 2015-artist of the Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra under the
baton of Vladimir Lande, since 2018-soloist of the flute group, since 2020-soloist of
the orchestra.
Winner of international competitions:
2017 – winner of the competition “Rotary International – IYSO” – International Young
Symphony Orchestra (California, USA).
2018 – winner of the all-Russian competition-festival named after N. Tulunina
2020 – winner of the II Vienna international music competition of the concert Agency
2020 – winner (gold medal) XIX youth Delphic games of Russia.
2020-winner (silver medal) of the V international music competition in Manhattan.
2020 – winner of the 2nd prize at the III international competition-festival «Music of
the World» (Jerusalem, Israel).
2020 – winner of the 7th international competition of young performers on wind and
percussion instruments «Siberian musical assemblies 2020» (Novosibirsk, Russia).
2020 – winner of the international competition of wind and percussion performers
«Northern Rhapsody 2020» (Cherepovets, Russia).
2021 – Winner (1st prize) at the «International Competition of Young Performers
dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Zhambyl Zhabayev» (Taraz, Republic of
2021 – Winner (GRAND PRIX) at the «All-Russian Competition of Young Performers
named after N. L. Tulunina» (Krasnoyarsk, Russia).
2021 – Winner (GRAND PRIX) at the IV International Competition of Wind and
Percussion Performers “Orpheus” (Omsk, Russia).
2021 – Winner (1st prize) at the International Music Performance Competition
“Kamerton Competition” (Moscow, Russia).
He took part in master classes of Albert Hoffman, Alexander Golyshev, Oleg
Khudyakov, Denis Lupachev, Olga Chernyadeva, Alexander Ozeritski.
Since 2011, he has been a fellow of the New names Foundation.
The winner of the award «Young talents of Russia» (Moscow, 2014), the Governor of
Krasnoyarsk region (2015), the mayor of Krasnoyarsk «Young talents» award «In
support of talented youth», the President of the Russian Federation (Moscow, 2016).
He performed with the orchestra «Moskoviya», the Academic Symphony Orchestra
of Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic orchestra, the Krasnoyarsk Symphony orchestra,
the Krasnoyarsk municipal chamber orchestra, orchestra of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and ballet theatre. D. Hvorostovsky, Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic orchestra of folk
instruments. A. Y. Bardin, Youth Symphony orchestra (CA).

Adam Ambarzumjan, Deutschland

2nd Prize

Musikalische Ausbildung


seit WS 17/18


Akademist bei den Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

Studium bei Prof. Norbert Kaiser an der HMDK Stuttgart

Unterricht bei Stefan Jank, Gunter Pönisch, Frank Bunselmeyer

2015 – 2017 Jungstudium bei Prof. Harald Harrer am LMZ der Universität Augsburg

Unterricht bei Manfred Preis, Georg Arzberger, Stefan Jank, Bettina Aust

2008 – 2015 Musikschule Grafing bei München bei Anja Weyrauch

2006 – 2008 Kreismusikschule Ostvorpommern bei Karola Baltsch

Aleksandra Zvereva, Russland

2nd Prize

Alexandra was born in Yekaterinburg, in 1997.  She started her music lessons with specialization in flute at the M.Glinka Children’s Music School №2 (class of Olga Kozhavnikova). Alexandra graduated from the Ural Music College (class of Alexander Golovanov). Since 2016, she is student of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of People artist of Russia, professor Alexander Golyshev). Since 2019, she is a soloist of the State Symphony Orchestra “Novaya Rossiya” under direction of Yuri Bashmet.

Laureate of the competitions:
2013 – Gran Prix at the 3rd Open Regional Competition n.a. E. Matyushin (Yekaterinburg);
2014 – silver medal at the Youth Delphic Games of Russia (Volgograd);
– the 1st Prize at the Gnesinfest International Competition.
2017 – the 2nd prize at the IX International competition of the Moscow Conservatory for winds and percussion;
2019 –  the 2nd prize at the International Flute competition Domenico Cimarosa (Italy).

She took part in master-classes of Massimo Mercelli, Sir James Galway, Tom Andreassen, Andrea Lieberknecht, Vincent Lukas, Denis Lupachev.

Alexandra is a fellow of Vladimir Spivakov Foundation (2012), winner of the Bogdan Novorok “Con Anima” scholarship competition (2012).

She participated in the International Music Festival in Salzburg, International Festival “Moscow Meets Friends”, Yuri Bashmet International Winter Festival in Sochi.

In 2010 and 2011, Alexandra took part in the International Project “Masters of the Arts for the Children” headed by Stephen Threlfall (UK) as well as in “Böhm Quartet invites friends” concerts. Alexandra got the Festival Prize – Haynes Boston flute headjoint – in the International Summer Flute Festival in Switzerland.

In 2014, Alexandra participated in the closing ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi within the All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra under direction of Yuri Bashmet, where she is currently the leader of a group of flutes.

Valeria Curti, Die Schweiz

3rd Prize

Valeria Curti ist eine aufstrebende Schweizer Fagottistin mit italienischen Wurzeln. Sie
setzt sich mit viel Leidenschaft für die solistische Präsenz des Fagottes in der heutigen
Musikszene ein und pflegt deshalb regelmässige Auftritte als Solistin und
Kammermusikerin im In- und Ausland.

Curtis musikalische Tätigkeit wurde durch den bedeutenden Göhner Musikpreis (2021)
und den 1. Preis am IDRS Young Artist Competition 2015 in Tokyo ausgezeichnet. Sie
erhielt ausserdem Stipendien verschiedener Stiftungen, wie z.B. der Rahn Kulturfonds
(2020), des Migros Kulturprozent (2017), der Stiftung Ruth und Ernst Burkhalter und der
Friedl Wald Stiftung (2013), die ihr ermöglichen, in Archiven nach vergessener Literatur für
Fagott zu suchen.

Ihre musikalische Ausbildung begann Valeria Curti an der Musikschule Brugg, wo sie 2004
erstmals von Patrik Lüscher im Fagott unterrichtet wurde. Bereits vierzehn Jährig wurde
sie im Anschluss als Jungstudentin an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste bei Prof.
Matthias Racz aufgenommen. Nach mit Auszeichnung abgeschlossenem Bachelorstudium
führten sie ihre Studien an die Universtität Mozarteum Salzburg in die Klasse von Prof.
Marco Postinghel, wo sie im Juni 2019 den Titel „Master of Arts“ mit der Bestnote erlangte.
Seit 2021 studiert Valeria Curti in der Solisten Klasse von Sergio Azzolini in Basel.

Als Orchestermusikerin ist Valeria Curti ebenfalls im In- und Ausland tätig, was sie bereits
an namhafte Festivals wie zum Beispiel die Salzburger Festspiele oder das Lucerne
Festival führten. Sie war Mitglied der Schleswig-Holstein Orchesterakademie (2014/15),
dem Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (2018) und spielte projektweise als Solofagottistin
mit dem Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, dem Mozarteumorchester Salzburg,
dem Royal Scottish National Orchestra, dem City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra und
dem Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Seit der Saison 2018/19 stellvertretende Solofagottistin
im Musikkollegium Winterthur.

Mit grossem Engagement widmet sich Valeria Curti auch der Kammermusik.
Kammermusik Konzerte führten sie bereits nach Japan, Frankreich, Italien und Österreich.

Yulia Drukh, Russland

3rd Prize

Yulia Drukh wurde in St.Petersburg (Russland) geboren, wo sie ihren ersten
Klarinettenunterricht mit acht Jahren an der Musikschule „Mstislav Rostropovich“ erhielt.
Sie absolvierte ihr Musikstudium ebenfalls dort, zunächst bei Alexey Tichonov am
„Mussorgsky Musik College“, sodann am “Rimsky-Korsakow Konservatorium” bei
Professor Andrej Kazakov.

Während ihres Studiums in Russland sammelte sie vielfältige Erfahrungen als Solistin
und Kammermusikerin – sie trat mehrmals bei den Festivals “Junge Künstler Russlands”
und “Fluss der Talente” auf.
Später nahm sie u.a. am internationalen Festival zeitgenössischer Musik
“St.Petersburger Musikalische Frühling”, an den “Grötzinger Musiktagen”, am
“Osterfestival” in Bayreuth und am Kammermusikfestival in Plovdiv (Bulgarien) teil.

2011 begann sie ihr Studium an der Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe bei Professor
Wolfgang Meyer, das sie 2013 erfolgreich mit Masterdiplom absolvierte. Seit 2015 setztе
sie ihr Aufbaustudium an der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart bei
Professor Norbert Kaiser fort, das sie 2021 mit Auszeichnung abschloss (zuerst Master
Neue Musik, danach Konzertexamen-Solistenklasse).

Während ihres Studiums zuerst in Russland und dann in Deutschland nahm sie weiter an
verschiedenen Meisterkursen teil, so wie bei Professoren Hedwig Swimberghe, Hans-
Dietrich Klaus, Ralph Manno, Sabine Meyer, Reiner Wehle, Charles Neidich, Sharon
Kam, Laura Ruiz-Ferreras und etc. Zudem wurde sie Stipendiatin des föderalen
staatlichen Hauses der Musik St.Petersburg, des Live-Musik-Now Karlsruhe, des
Gesellschaft der Freunde Stuttgart, des Lions Club Ettlingen.

Außerdem wirkt sie bei diversen Orchesterprojekten, z.B. beim Jungen Tonkünstler
Orchester Bayreuth, beim Karlsruher Barockorchester, beim Orchester des Badischen
Staatstheaters in Karlsruhe, bei der Badischen Philharmonie Pforzheim, bei der
Philharmonie Reutlingen, beim Nationaltheater Mannheim und beim Kammerorchester
Heilbronn. Unter anderem wurde sie Praktikantin beim SWR Symphonieorchester
(Spielzeit 2019/2020) und hat einen Zeitvertrag als stellv. Solo-Klarinettistin bei
Düsseldorfer Symphoniker bekommen (Season 2020/2021).

Außerdem wurde sie mit dem DAAD-Preis 2020 für ausländische Studierende
ausgezeichnet (HMDK Stuttgart, Deutschland 2020).

Yulia Drukh ist Preisträgerin internationaler Wettbewerbe, wie des 1. Internationalen
Klarinettenwettbewerbs (1.Preis, Petrozavodsk / Russland 2006), des 22. Internationalen
Brahmswettbewerbs (Sonderpreis der Juri in der Kategorie Kammermusik – Pörtschach /
Österreich 2015), des internationalen Wettbewerbs der Interpretation zeitgenössischer
Musik „Zeitgenuss“ (Karlsruhe / Deutschland 2015), des internationalen
Kammermusikwettbewerbes in Plovdiv (Sonderpreis, Plovdiv / Bulgarien 2017), des
europäischen Kammermusikwettbewerbes (Sonderpreis, Karlsruhe / Deutschland 2017),
des 14. Internationalen Klarinettenwettbewerbes „Saverio Mercadante“ (3.Preis, Bari /
Italien 2018), und des “International Orchestra Auditions Awards” (3. Preis, 2020 /
Online-Wettbewerb der “Samnium University of music”).

Sie führt umfangreiche Konzerttätigkeit im In- und Ausland, unter anderem seit 2013
auch als Mitglied des „Ensemble Zeitlose Musik“ und des Duos „YuNiKa“. Zudem
beteiligt sie sich aktiv an der Organisation des Festivals Zeitlose Musik (als
Vorstandsmitglied des Vereins Zeitlose Musik e.V.) und gehört zu den wenigen
Klarinettisten, die beide Systeme – Französisch und Deutsch – spielen.

Yi Rui Zhu, China

Special Award

Zhu yirui was born in Xiamen, Fujian Province in August 2000, studied Oboe in 2012. In
2013, he was selected by sun Minghong, a famous oboe educator and Professor Sun
Minghong of Shanghai Conservatory of music, and was admitted to the high school
attached to Shanghai Conservatory of music Inderm ü hle, Yao Sanglin, Wang Liang
Philippe Tondre, Albrecht Mayer and other masters’ master classes and their performance
in the school symphony orchestra were all well received. In May 2016, he won the first
prize in group C of the 26th International Youth musicians in Paletta, Italy. In May of the
same year, he won the second prize of group C of “Paul seravo” comprehensive
international competition of European Music City Philadelphia Art Festival. In October,he
went to Xiangtan Hong Kong Academy of performing arts exchange study. In November,
he went to the Central Conservatory of music for exchange study. In 2017, he was selected
as an outstanding student of Shanghai Conservatory of music, and in the same year, he
was selected as a member of the first NYO China (China Youth Symphony Orchestra). In
August of the same year, he won the first prize in the young Woodwind Group of the 4th
Hong Kong International Music Festival. In 2019, he was selected again as a member of
NYO China (China Youth Symphony Orchestra). In September of the same year, he won
the second place in the youth group in the oboe competition of the 19th International
Music Competition in kieri, Italy.In 2020,he won the first place winner in the forfessional cat
in the Rocky Mountain Wood Wind And Brass Competition.He won the Absolute Firat in
the 5th Danubia Talent International Online Music Competition in the Sec wind Cat D.He
won the First Place Winner and Judge`s Best Performance Award in the Vienna Virtuoso
Competition 2021 in the Young Professional Categroy,Oboe.At present, He is studying in
Shanghai Conservatory of music.

 Participants - Final Round

 Participants - I. Round

  • Tingxiao Ai, China
  • Preston Aktins, USA
  • Miguel Almeida,
  • Adam Ambarzumjan, Deutschland
  • Martina Arampi, Italien
  • Marharyta Baidak, Ukraine
  • Seyoung Bang, Südkorea
  • Johanna Bilgeri, Österreich
  • Dominique Bircher, Die Schweiz
  • Jiaming Chen, China
  • Xuanfang Chen, China
  • Siyue Chen, China
  • Hu Jie Chen, China
  • Hu Chengkai, China
  • Yana Chetverikova, Russland
  • Valeria Curti, Die Schweiz
  • Julie Helgeland Davidsen, Norwegien
  • Yulia Drukh, Russland
  • Diren Duran, Deutschland
  • Aurore Filmon, Frankreich
  • Vanessa Fourla, Griechenland
  • Philipp Alexander Frings, Deutschland
  • Martin Fuchs, Deutschland
  • Chenyang Gao, China
  • Adrian Gómez, Venezuela
  • Shuai Hu, China
  • Huizi Hua, China
  • Yuhao Huang, China
  • Nikolai Iaushev, Russland
  • Ivan Ivanov, Bulgarien
  • Zhengye Ji, China
  • Haotian Jia, China
  • Takahiro Katayama, Japan
  • Petr Khudonogov, Russland
  • Sara Kim, Südkorea
  • Yeeun Kim, Südkorea
  • Leanne Hei Yi Kwan, China
  • Tsz Wing Kwok, China
  • Dahye Kwon, Südkorea
  • Sojung Lee, Südkorea
  • Runqi Leng, China
  • Sibo Liang, Belgien
  • Vsevolod Lituchyi, Ukraine
  • Ningrui Liu, China
  • Hua Ma, China
  • Ayane Miyakawa, Japan
  • Sasayama Miyu, Japan
  • Paul Moosbrugger, Österreich
  • Seongji Rho, Südkorea
  • Ivo Ruf, Deutschland
  • Clara Schweinberger, Deutschland
  • Zhongyuan Sheng, China
  • Maria Sokolova, Russland
  • Youngju Song, Südkorea
  • Dahae Song, Südkorea
  • Yonghua Su, China
  • Adam Tang, USA
  • Marialice Torriero, Italien
  • Meruyert Tulenova, Kazakhstan
  • Oliver Uszynski, USA
  • Xiaotong Wang, China
  • Ying Wang, China
  • Bingjie Wang, China
  • Ka Wing Wong, China
  • Yuanhao Xie, China
  • Jialu Xu, China
  • Jinliang Yang, China
  • Tian Yimin, China
  • EunJeong Yoon, Südkorea
  • Alex Yu, China
  • Wangzhe Yu, China
  • Chi Zhang, China
  • Zhai Zheng, China
  • Yuehu Zhou, China
  • Yi Rui Zhu, China
  • Yujian Zhu, China
  • Aleksandra Zvereva, Russland
  • Mara de Luca, Italien

 Conditions and FAQ

  1. The International Anton Rubinstein Woodwind Competition 2021 is organized by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Düsseldorf. It will take place online on October 30th & 21th, 2021.
  2. Woodwind Players of all ages and all nationalities may participate.
  3. The competition will be conducted in two rounds the winners of which will be decided upon by a jury.
  4. Both rounds will be completed via video link on YouTube. The results of the first round will be announced by e-mail on September, 30th, 2021.
  5. The final rounds will be published on YouTube, FaceBook and/or Instagram on the respective dates.
  6. The final round of the competition is public on the web.
  7. A maximum of 16 candidates will be admitted to the final round. The selection will be made by the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein based on the recordings of the first round.
  8. In the first and final rounds, candidates may freely choose their programme but the overall performance must not exceed 30 minutes.
  9. The final results of the competition will be announced on Sunday, October 31th, 2021. Certificates and prizes will be sent to the winners.
  10. With their registration, participants authorize the organizer, i.e. the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, to use all photo-, video- and audio material of the competition at its discretion.
  11. The decision of the jury is final and incontestable.
  12. With their registration, candidates accept the rules and regulations of the competition.
  13. The registration deadline is September, 25th, 2021.
  14. The registration fee is 75.00 Euros if paid before July 20th, 2021 and 100.00 Euros if paid later. Payment must be made into one of the two bank accounts provided and should indicate the full name of the competitor as well as the keyword „Vocal Competition“.
  15. The registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Schedules are being worked on and will be published soon.