10th Jan 2023
Call for Chamber Music 2023

We are pleased to announce the first Call for Chamber Music, integrated into the Sounds of Change, a Creative Europe Project supported by the European Union.

We invite chamber groups of young professional musicians and advanced music students to spend an unforgettable summer with extraordinary Professors at the Chamber Music Academy, which will take place from 24 July until 30 July 2023 in the beautiful City of Koblenz.

This educational programme has two essential goals: refinement and excellence. We set a high standard in solo, chamber and orchestral performance.

The project covers the expenses of travel, accommodation and meals connected to the activities of the chamber music academy for participating musicians.


A. The auditions are intended for chamber music groups with a maximum of six players.

B. The applications are open to all young musicians, international students or residents in Europe.

C. The candidates must be between 16 and 30 years old (reference date – 31 July 2023).

D. The application must be made through this link following the audition’s instructions.

E. Deadline for the application: April 28th, 2023 (23h59).

F. The candidates must include the link for the video on the application form. The deadline is April 28th, 2023  2023 (23h59).

G. The audition videos must start with the candidates’ names and be recorded in a single take.

H. The candidates must send YouTube, Vimeo or similar links (in private mode).

I. The videos should have good quality (image and sound) and allow easy candidate recognition.

J. The videos should have 5 to 7 minutes of music corresponding to one or two works.


The repertoire is free choice – in the case of solo candidates, the video must be from a Sonata with piano. This rule doesn’t apply to the pianist candidates.


a) The jury decision is irrevocable and unappealable.
b) The application for the auditions is free.
c) To clarify doubts or omitted situations in this regulation, please get in touch with us through e-mail:


10 January 2023: Release and publication of the call

April 28th, 2023: Deadline for the application

May 8th, 2023: Announcement of the selected groups on the Sounds of Change website and social media

24 July (arrival date) to 30 July (departure day) 2023: Internacionales Musikfestival Koblenz


The selected groups will participate in many different ways in the Internacionale Musikfestival Koblenz, such as:

a) having chamber music classes with the best tutors,

b) playing in the Orchestra Festival – playing with their groups in Chamber Music Recitals

The selected groups will also have a green tour in Europe.


Prof. Philippe Tondre, Oboe
Solo Oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra
Musikhochschule Saarbrücken

Prof. Erik Schumann
Musikhochschule Frankfurt
Schumann Quartet

Prof. Philippe Graffin, Violin
Conservatoire de Paris

Prof. German Tchakulov, Viola
Musikhochschule München

Prof. Martin Ostertag, Violoncello
Musikhochschule Karlsruhe

Nicholas Schwartz, Double Bass
Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Conservatory in The Hague

Anna Fedorova, Piano
International Concert Pianist

Osvaldo Ferreira, Conductor
Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa

Clémence de Forceville, Violin
Concertmaster Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Prof. Marcin Zdunik, Cello
Chopin University of Music Warsaw


The members of the jury are:

* Aleksandar Stankov (Artistic Director of the Serbian National Theatre)

* Benedict Klockner (Artistic Director of the International Music Festival Koblenz)

* Lolo Fernández (Stage Director, Clown/Actor at Cirque du Soleil, Musician and Conservatory Teacher)

* Osvaldo Ferreira (Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa)

* Živa Ploj Peršuh (Artistic Director of the Ljubljana International Orchestra, ART BSA and the platform European Career Centre for Artists Triple Bridge)

The jury will exclude applications that are not complete.

The jury may decide not to select any of the competing chamber music ensembles.


Participation in this competition implies the acceptance of all the articles of these Regulations.

Omissions herein shall be resolved by the jury.