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


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


  • must be born after 1 September 1993
  • 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 9, 2020

Place: Zurich

Closing Date: Applications have to be submitted before September 24, 2020.


The registration is a two-step process:

  • Step 1: Filling in your personal data using the form below. IMPORTANT: Registration deadline: September 24, 2020
  • Step 2: You will receive an upload link via email within 24 hours. You must submit the documents listed below by September 27, 2020. Late or incomplete registrations will not be considered.


Documents to be submitted for registration (Step 2):

  • Application form scholarship audition 2020 >
  • Budget form audition 2019 >
  • Cover letter stating the reasons for your application
  • Valid confirmation of enrollment at a Swiss music academy (autumn semester 2020)
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor at a Swiss music academy
  • Video recording: A work or a movement of a work of your choice from the 18th or 19th century.
    Duration: about 5 minutes. It can be recorded with or without accompaniment.
  • Scores (in PDF format) of the three works you are going to prepare for the audition
  • List of the repertoire

Registration form (Step 1)

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