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


New competition

The Rahn Kulturfonds launches a new competition with MY PROJECT to encourage its prize winners to further their career despite Corona-related restrictions.
The prize winners will independently develop a concept and submit it for evaluation. The Rahn Kulturfonds examines all submitted projects and supports selected ideas with a grant.

Who can participate?

Price winner of the following Rahn Musikpreis:

  • Rahn Musikpreis 2016 for piano
  • Rahn Musikpreis 2018 for strings
  • Rahn Musikpreis 2020 for piano

Terms and conditions of participation

  • The project must be feasible.
  • The project must be implemented within one year after project submission.
  • At least one price winner of the Rahn Musikpreis 2016, 2018 or 2020 must be involved in the project.
  • Several Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners (Rahn Musikpreis 2016, 2018 and 2020) may also submit a project together.
  • The Rahn Kulturfonds must be mentioned in the external communication of the project.
  • The Rahn Kulturfonds is not responsible for the execution of the project.
  • A maximum of two project ideas per call for entries will be supported.
  • These two project ideas will be awarded with CHF 10’000 each.

How is the procedure?

  1. Independent project development.
  2. Submission of the project.
  3. Examination of the project by the administration office of the Rahn Kulturfonds.
  4. A maximum of 2 projects per call for entries will be awarded by the board of the Rahn Kulturfonds.
  5. In addition to the prize money, the award-winning projects will receive a grant for the implementation of the project. The amount of the contribution is determined individually.

How I can apply?

The following documents have to be submitted to

  • Cover letter
  • Concept including time schedule for realization
  • Budget and funding plan


Projects can be submitted until:

  • 28th February 2021

Participants will be informed within three weeks after the closing date whether their project will be funded.


Winner of the first call

Sherniyaz Mussakhan, 2nd prize for violin, Rahn Music Prize 2018

Project: Online Festival Dialoge

The Festival will take place from 14 March to 18 April 2021.

13 prize winners of the Rahn Music Prizes 2016, 2018 and 2020 will perform.


News & Announcements


The winner of the first call of the competition MY PROJECT is Sherniyaz Mussakhan with the
Online Festival Dialoge. Congratulations!

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