Ton Erklärung Geigen © Sima Dehgani

Since 2007, the Kulturkreis has organised the annual music competition "Ton & Erklärung" (Sound & Explanation). Emerging musicians are invited to present an outstanding musical performance and a convincing explanation of their interpretation. The contest, conducted in cooperation with ARD Radio, alternates yearly between piano, violin, cello, and voice. In addition to receiving prize money, winners are given the opportunity to perform a debut of a commissioned composition and to make additional concert appearances.

vlnr: Qingzhu Weng (2.Preisträger), Leonard Fu (1. Preisträger) und Elias David Moncado (Finalist) © Barbara Fahle

Ton & Erklärung 2020

Preisträger 2019 © Philipp Kirschner

Ton & Erklärung 2019

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"Ton und Erklärung" 2015: Dr. Clemens Börsig, Anna Buchberger (2. Platz), Elisabeth Brauß (1. Preis), Fabian Müller (1. Preis), Prof. Dr. Edward G. Krubasik (v.l.n.r.) © Felix Grünschloss

Past Prize Winners