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

Scholarships

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.

Terms and conditions of participation

Candidates…

  • must be born after 1 September 1992
  • must be enrolled at a Swiss academy of music
  • must have completed at least 2 semesters at a Swiss academy of music
  • can participate in the audition no more than twice
  • have to prepare for the audition three works from three different stylistic periods, one of them has to be a work from the classical period. The audition lasts approximately 10 minutes.

Rahn Kulturfonds will not provide any accompanist.

All applications sent in on time will be checked for completeness.

The candidates will be informed about the jury’s decision within a fortnight after the audition. Please note that no information will be provided on the jury’s decision.

 

Next audition

Date: November 11, 2019

Place: Zurich

Closing Date: Applications have to be submitted before September 30, 2019.

Application

By filling out the form below or by email adding the following documents:

IMPORTANT: Please don’t forget to attach to your application the scores (in PDF format) of the three works you are going to prepare for the audition.

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For the audition three works from three different stylistic periods have to be presented, one of them has to be a work from the classical period. The audition lasts approximately 10 minutes.


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Short biography (Including musical education): (Upload (PDF, max 5MB)

Cover letter stating the reasons for your application (Upload (PDF, max 5MB)

Valid confirmation of enrollment at a Swiss music academy (autumn/spring semester 2019/2020) (Upload (PDF, max 5MB)

Letter of recommendation from a professor at a Swiss music academy (Upload (PDF, max 5MB)

Completed financial plan (Upload (PDF, max 10MB)
Here the template.

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