Bertold Hummel Competition
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18th -  20th November 2022


Schedule                                                                                                  Poster

Between 18th and 20th November 2022 the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg is organising, in collaboration with the Bertold Hummel Foundation the ninth  Bertold Hummel Competition for instrumental students of all music universities and conservatories in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The instrumental specialty in this competition is Trumpet

With this competition, the
Hochschule für Musik Würzburg and the Bertold Hummel Foundation wish to pass on to younger generations of musicians an active involvement with the work of the composer Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). With his wide-ranging œuvre, he is considered an important representative of German cultural life in the second half of the 20th century. Throughout his life, Bertold Hummel was energetically engaged in promoting upcoming young musicians, not only in his position as President (later Honorary President) of the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, but also in many other cultural/political bodies in Bavaria and beyond the borders of the Federal Republic of Germany.

A word of welcome
The tenth Bertold Hummel Competition is taking place in Würzburg in 2022 and is dedicated to classical trumpet literature with an emphasis on the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. I was very pleased to take over the patronage of this competition, having of course been closely linked with Bertold Hummel on an intellectual and personal level from his beginnings in Freiburg and later during his work in Bavaria. May the reputation of the competition named after him in turn spread to the music universities and conservatories of Austria, German and Switzerland and attract many young artists – bringing joy to the performers and honouring the memory of an important creator and teacher of music.

Munich, 5th March 2022

Prof. Dr. Hans Maier
Former Bavarian Minister of State for Education and Culture.
Honorary senator of the University of Music Würzburg

Hans Maier: Notes on Bertold Hummel / Plea for the original oeuvre of the contemporary Composer


1. Prize 3000 Euro

2. Prize 2000 Euro

3. Prize 1000 Euro


Prof. Dr. Christoph Wünsch President of the University of Music Würzburg - Chairman

Prof. Frits Damrow University of Arts Zurich

Prof. Jürgen Ellensohn University of Music Würzburg

Prof. Andreas Lackner Tyrolean State Conservatory Innsbruck

Prof. Hannes Läubin University of Music and Theatre Munich

Piano accompaniment

For a short rehearsal, the performance at the competition and in the matinée, two excellent pianists will provide the piano accompaniment:

Kathrin Isabelle Klein University of Music and Theatre Munich

Noriko Shima University Mozarteum Salzburg

The percussion part in the 2nd round will be played by

Markus Schuster University of Music Würzburg

Competition Repertoire

1st Round (max. 20 minutes)

Bertold Hummel: Sonatina for trumpet and piano, op . 1a (1950)

one work from the following group:

Robert Henderson: Variation Movements (3 movements of free choice)

Giacinto Scelsi: Quatro Pezzi (2 movements of free choice)

Tôru Takemitsu: Paths


one work from the following group:
Johann Wilhelm Hertel: Konzert Nr. 1 Es-Dur, 1st movement: Allegro
Giuseppe Tartini: Concerto in D, 1st movement: Grandioso
Georg Philipp Telemann: Konzert D-Dur TWV 51, 1st movement: Adagio

2nd Round (max. 30 minutes)

Bertold Hummel: Trio for trumpet, percussion and piano op. 82a
one work from the following group:
Charles Chaynes: Concerto (1958)
Alfred Desenclos: Incantation, Thrène et Danse
Andre Jolivet: Concertino (1848)
Henri Tomasi: Concerto (1948)


one work from the following group:

Oskar Böhme: Trompeten-Konzert f-moll, op. 18, 1st movement: Allegro moderato
Vassily Brandt: Konzertstück Nr. 1 in f-moll, op. 11
Vassily Brandt: Konzertstück Nr. 2 in Es-Dur, op. 12
Vladimir Peskin: Concerto Nr. 1, 1st movement: Allegro con fuoco

Competition venue: Chamber Music Room (Kammermusiksaal) of the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, in the building by the Residence (Gebäude am Residenzplatz)

Detailed Timetable

All events are open to the public!

Requirements for participation

The competition is open to all students who at the time of the Competition are matriculated at a music university or a conservatory in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. By registering they confirm that they will keep themselves free of all professional obligations and be present at the competition venue. Both rounds are public. The prize winners will be announced after the end of the second round. The jury’s decisions regarding the results of the competition are final and not subject to appeal. Eliminated participants have the opportunity to receive advice from the jury. The prize winners undertake to perform at the closing Matinee. They do not however have any right to a fee. The organiser of the competition is not liable for damage to persons or property.

Registration form

Please fill out the online registration form and send it off.

Required registration documents
Completed registration form
Matriculation certificate
Tabular CV
Passport photograph

Closing date for registration: 25 October 2022


The Bertold Hummel Competition is organised by the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg in collaboration with the registered charity Bertold Hummel-Stiftung Hamburg / business office: Heimhuder Straße 6, 20148 Hamburg / Tel 040-41350491 / / contact person: Thomas Hummel

Previous prize winners of the Bertold Hummel Competition

Prize winners 2019 - Harp

Prize winners 2017 - Saxophone

Prize winners 2015 - Flute

Prize winners 2013 - Piano

Prize winners 2011 - Bassoon

Prize winners 2009 - Organ

Prize winners 2007 - Percussion

Prize winners 2006 - Violoncello

Prize winners 2005 - Violin

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