Since 2007 untill 2023, the Kulturkreis has organised the annual music competition "Ton & Erklärung" (Sound & Explanation). Emerging musicians were invited to present an outstanding musical performance and a convincing explanation of their interpretation. The contest, conducted in cooperation with ARD Radio, alternated yearly between piano, violin, cello, and voice. In addition to receiving prize money, winners were given the opportunity to perform a debut of a commissioned composition and to make additional concert appearances.

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