4th Young Ludwig Youth Music Competition

24 September 2023 - 01 October 2023

Universität der Künste Berlin

Do you play violin, piano, or cello?
Register for the 
4th Young Ludwig Youth Music Competition!

The competition is being held in three age groups

Age group 1:

Born after 31 Dezember 2011

1st prize:   500 €

2nd prize: 250 €

3rd prize:  150 €


Age group 2:

Born after 31 Dezember 2008

1st prize:  1000 €

2nd prize:  500 €

3rd prize:   250 €

Age group 3:

Born after 31 Dezember 2005

1st prize:    1500 €

2nd prize:  1000 €

3rd prize:     500 €


The Rolf-Sawatzki-Prize is awarded to the best participant across all age groups. The winner will perform a concert at the Philharmonic Hall in Berlin with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. 

European-Circle-of- Friends-of-the-Julius-Stern-Institute-Prize

The first prize for age group I is donated by the European Circle of Friends of the Julius-Stern-institute. Besides the prize money of 500 €, it encompasses the participation in a representative concert at the University of Arts Berlin.  

The Jury

The members of the jury are internationally acclaimed experts in their fields. 

Prof. Dr. Tomasz Tomaszewski - Universität der Künste Berlin

Prof. Mi-Joo Lee - Universität der Künste Berlin

Prof. Anita Rennert - Universität der Künste Berlin

Prof. Claude Lelong - Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris

Prof. Catalin Ilea - Universität der Künste Berlin

Participants can request to be accompagnied by our professional pianists:

Zuzanna Basinska

Adam Tomaszewski 


We wish to thank our partners without whom the competition would not be possible.