International Woodwind Competition

For the third time, hülsta-werke from Stadtlohn and the GWK-Gesellschaft für Westfälische Kulturarbeit from Münster in Germany will organise the International Woodwind Competition hülsta woodwinds, which is aimed at highly talented young woodwind players. hülsta woodwinds will take place from 26th to 30th March 2014 in the Academy of Music in Münster. The competition is open to musicians from all over the world and should again attract the best of the best. Prizes worth 16,000 € will be awarded. Separately paid concerts shall be arranged for the laureates and the record producer “CC ClassicClips“ will produce a solo-CD with each of the winners. 

hülsta woodwinds is advertised for the following instruments: recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon. The competition is open to soloists from all nationalities, not more than 27 years of age at the time of the competition. They must be studying at an academy or college of music or already possess a degree in the arts. 

The jury consists of internationally renowned experts:

The Jury

Francois Benda (clarinet, University of the Arts Berlin and Basel Academy of Music), John Edward Kelly (saxophone, USA. Professor emeritus at the Robert Schumann Academy in Düsseldorf), Andrea Lieberknecht (flute, Munich Academy of Music and Theatre), Ivan Podyomov (oboe, Russia. Winner of ARD Music Competition 2011), Alfred Rinderspacher (bassoon, former professor of the Academies of Music Saarland and Mannheim), Stefan Temmingh (recorder, South Africa, Munich Academy of Music and Theatre) and Stephan Froleyks (Music Conservatoire Münster).

Two equal prizes will be awarded. Each prize is endowed with 6,000 €. The other finalists will also receive prize money. The winners of the last two competitions are Koryun Asatryan (Saxophone, Armenia), Zeynep Köylüoglu (Bassoon, Turkey), Bartek Dus (Saxophone, Poland) and Tabea Debus (Recorder, Germany).

Deadline for the receipt of applications is 10th December 2013. Application forms and conditions of competition can be found at