The Rahn Kulturfonds was founded to promote and award outstanding students of swiss music conservatoires and academies.


The Rahn Kulturfonds was founded 1976 to promote outstanding students at Swiss academies of music and conservatoires. Since 2011, the Rahn Kulturfonds provides scholarships once a year and loans instruments to outstanding young musicians.

Up to date, the Rahn Kulturfonds has awarded and funded more than 80 scholarship holders and 56 prize winners.



Based on the candidate’s performance, a jury of four decides on granting a scholarship and its actual amount. The scholarships range from CHF 4’000-7’000 per scholar.



The Rahn Kulturfonds loans instruments to outstanding young musicians.



The Rahn Kulturfonds aims to offer its prize winners and scholarship holders as many performances as possible.

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News & Announcements

Rahn Concert Più

Rahn Kulturfonds organizes its first ever Rahn Concert PIÙ. Winners of the Rahn Musikpreis and scholarship holders will perform at the Kaufleuten Festsaal in Zurich. The concert is aimed at music lovers of all ages. Children of all ages are very welcome. A play corner...

Rahn Scholarship – Audition 2018

Rahn Kulturfonds awards scholarships worth between 4,000 and 7,000 Swiss francs since 2011 and also loans instruments to outstanding music students. The next audition takes place on September 3, 2018 in Zurich. Conditions and application... Closing date is August 23,...

Live Recording Rahn Prize Winner Concert 2018

The live-recording of the Rahn Preisträgerkonzert for strings 2018 at Tonhalle Maag is online! The recordings are made by Marcel Babazadeh, Atelier Klang und Raum in Zurich. More...