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

Scholarships

Since 2011, a jury of experts has decided annually on the awarding of the Rahn scholarships. These range between CHF 4’000-7’000 per scholar, depending on the performance.

Terms and conditions

Candidates are admitted when…

  • they were born after 1 September 1995
  • they are enrolled at a Swiss music academy
  • they have completed at least 2 semesters at a Swiss music academy
  • they are invited to the audition on the basis of the video pre-selection by the jury

 

Please also note:

  • A maximum of two participations in a Rahn Kulturfonds schloarship audition is possible. An elimination at the video pre-selection is considered a participation.
  • Three works from different stylistic periods must be prepared, whereby one work must be chosen from the classical period. The jury decides which works will be performed and reserves the right to ask for only two of the three prepared works or excerpts thereof.
  • The audition time is 10 minutes per candidate.
  • Rahn Kulturfonds does not provide an accompanist.
  • A grand piano and music stands are available in the lecture hall.
  • The audition is not open to the public.

 

Only candidates who have submitted a complete application in time and meet the eligibility requirements will be admitted..

The candidates will be informed ofthe jury’s decision within two weeks after the audition. No information will be given regarding the jury’s decisions. These are final and cannot be appealed.

 

Next audition

The date of the next audition has not yet been set.

News & Announcements

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....

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. More...

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...