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

Rahn Musikpreis

Rahn Musikpreis was established in 1976 in order to promote students of Swiss conservatories and music academies. The competition is organised by Rahn Kulturfonds and takes place every two years, alternately for piano and stringed instruments. The prize winners have the opportunity to appear as soloists at the grand hall of the Tonhalle Zurich (as of 2018 for the first time at the Tonhalle Maag), accompanied by a renowned orchestra. Subsequently, the prize winners receive other prestigious performance opportunities, one of them being the Rahn Concert Continuo.

Rahn Musikpreis 2020 for piano >

Review of past Rahn Musikpreis competitions >

Rahn Musikpreis 2022 for strings

January 17 until January 20, 2022

Further information will be available in spring 2021.

News & Announcements

Next concert: III. Rahn Concert Più

On Saturday 14 November 2020 the III. Rahn Concert Più will take place for the first time in the Kaufleuten Club Hall. The two 3rd prize winners of the Rahn Musikpreis 2020 for piano, Yilan Zhao and Jérémie Conus, as well as the scholarship holders Veronika T.-Potzner...

New date – Rahn Prizewinner Concert for piano

The Rahn Prizewinner Concert for piano should have taken place on 30 March 2020 at Tonhalle Maag. It was postponed due to the corona virus. Asuto Kitamura and Georgiana Pletea, first respectively second prize winner of the Rahn Musikpreis 2020 for piano, will perform...

Postponed – Rahn Prizewinner Concert 2020 for piano

Due to the corona virus and taking into account the current precautionary measures of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, the Rahn Prizewinner Concert for piano will unfortunately not take place on March 30, 2020. The concert will take place at a later date....

Trailer Rahn Musikpreis 2020 for piano

Recorded on January 17, 2020 at ZKO-Haus by Marcel Babazadeh, Atelier Klang & Raum.

Rahn Musikpreis 2020 for piano

The competition 2020 for piano will take place at ZKO-Haus in Zurich from Wednesday, January 15 until Friday, January 17, 2020. Further information >  

Rahn Concert Continuo 2019

On 8 March 2019 the VI Rahn Concert Continuo took place in the large concert hall of the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. Impressions of the concert and press reviews can be found here: Impressions Press...

Rahn Concert Continuo

The VI Rahn Concert Continuo takes place for the first time in the large concert hall of the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK). Prize winners and selected scholarship holders of the Rahn Kulturfonds will perform works by F. Schubert, N. Paganini, H. Wolf, O....

Rahn concert Più – Impressions

Rahn Kulturfonds has organized its first ever Rahn Concert PIÙ. The concert is aimed at music lovers of all ages and took place on November 10, 2018 at Kaufleuten Festsaal in Zurich. Winners of the Rahn Musikpreis and scholarship holders played pieces by H....

Christmas concert

On 29 November 2018, five prizewinners and scholarship holders are performing in Zurich. The concert is organized by Swiss International Club, a partner of the Rahn Kulturfonds....

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...