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

Rahn Musikpreis

Rahn Kulturfonds has been running the Rahn Music Prize since 1976 to support students at Swiss music academies. The competition is held every two years, alternating between piano and string instruments. At the prize winners’ concert, the winners perform as soloists in the Great Hall of Tonhalle Zurich, accompanied by a renowned orchestra. In the following year, prize winners are given the opportunity to present themselves again at Rahn Concert Continuo and Rahn Kulturfonds also enables its prize winners to give further performances at renowned concerts.

Rahn Musikpreis 2020 for piano >

Rahn Musikpreis 2018 for strings >

Review of past Rahn Musikpreis competitions >

Rahn Musikpreis 2022 for strings

Competition: 17 -20 January 2022

Prize winners’ concert: 27 March 2022

For detailed information please click here.

News & Announcements

IV. Rahn Concert Più

The IV. Rahn Concert Più will take place on Sunday, 7 November 2021 at 11:00am at Kaufleuten Zurich, Festsaal.

Please find the livestream of the III. Rahn Concert Più here:

Rahn Scholarships – Next audition 15 November 2021

Since 2011 Rahn Kulturfonds has awarded more than 100 monetary scholarships since 2011 and lends instruments, also in the form of scholarships, to outstanding young musicians. Admission criteria Students who have been enrolled at a Swiss music academy for at least two...

RAHN MUSIKPREIS 2022 FOR STRINGS

Information & registration for the competition

Trailer Rahn Musikpreis 2020 for piano

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

Rahn Prize winners’ Concert 2020 for piano

The Rahn Prizewinner Concert 2020 for piano had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic.

Rahn Prizewinner Concert 2020 for piano

Due to the regulations of the Federal Office of Public Health in connection with the Corona pandemic, the prize winners' concert 2020 for piano had to be cancelled.

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 reviews

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....