Another competition? Who cares? One could debate this forever but the FS&MM competition has much to offer which is today much in vogue. We have experienced in the last few years a veritable Renaissance of chamber music: young, talented piano trios are emerging everywhere, all searching for their path onto the concert stage.

As one of the few piano trio competitions worldwide and with repertory requirements providing great freedom of choice, we are an ideal presentation medium for young artists. In comparison with solo competitions, I personally find that at a chamber music competition the atmosphere and tension are different: a group presents itself here and the interaction and subtle mechanisms which come to light are enormously fascinating.

I invite you to join us and experience the unique atmosphere here in Graz!



1st Prize: € 13.600,-

2nd Prize: € 9.750,-

3rd Prize: € 6.750,-

Special Prize € 2.000,- for the best interpretation of the award-winning work of the Composition Competition
donated by PRIORES – Klub der ehemals Studierenden und AbsolventInnen der  Kunstuniversität Graz

Audience prize: 2.000,
This prize will be awarded by the audience at the gala concert of the prize-winners performed on 12/02/2015 at Stefaniensaal.

Time & Place

1st and 2nd rounds: from 05 to 08/02/2015
3rd round: 10/02/2015

Place: at the Haus für Musik und Musiktheater (MUMUTH), Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz
Age limit: musicians born after February 12th, 1979

Concerts & Scholarships

In addition, the prize-winners will be offered scholarships, concert engagements and broadcast recordings. For more information please click here.


Oswald BEAUJEAN (Germany), Chair

Roman BORYS (Canada)
Enrico BRONZI (Italiy)
Chia CHOU (Austria/Canada)
Mary DULLEA (Ireland)
Carsten DÜRER (Germany)
Eckard HEILIGERS (Switzerland)
Esther HOPPE (Switzerland)

Repertoire 2015

Repertoire edited by Chia CHOU

The participating ensembles are free to decide whether they play the pieces with or without repetition.

1st round

1.1.  Schubert, Franz       Klaviertrio B-Dur (Sonatensatz) D 28


Schubert, Franz       Adagio Es-Dur D 897

1.2. One of the following works:

Copland, Aaron Vitebsk – Study on a Jewish Theme (1929) Boosey & Hawkes
Fontyn, Jacqueline Ferne Spuren (2009)
Henze, Hans Werner Kammersonate (1948) Schott
Murphy, Kelly-Marie Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag Leipzig
Rihm, Wolfgang Fremde Szene III, Erste Folge (1983/84) Universal Edition
Schostakowitsch, Dimitrij Trio Nr. 1 op. 8 Sikorski
Schwertsik, Kurt Bagatellen in stark wechselnder Laune op. 36 (1979) Boosey & Hawkes
Takemitsu, Toru Between tides (1993) Schott
Wheeler, William Scott Camera Dances: Piano Trio Nr. 2 for Violin, Cello and Piano (1996)
Yun, Isang Klaviertrio (1972/75) Bote & Bock

2nd & 3rd round

2nd round

Overall length: approx. 50-60 minutes

Program can be chosen freely. However, it must include a complete piano trio with a duration of at least 15 minutes composed after 1970. A copy of the music of this work is to be attached to the application form. Upon request by the chairperson of the jury, more copies of the music are to be provided by the candidates.

3rd round

3.1.  Schubert, Franz       Klaviertrio B-Dur D 898


Schubert, Franz       Klaviertrio Es-Dur D 929[1]

3.2.Award-winning work of the Competition Composition[2], organized by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz for the category “Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello” on the occasion of the 9th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” 2015. The partition of this work will be dispatched to the participating trios after the last date of submission.

[1] Admitted are both the original version and the version abridged by Schubert himself.

[2]  The prime aim of this competition is to create new works for piano trio. Subject to this competition is a piece for trio for piano, violin and violoncello with a length of 15 minutes to be submitted by February 28, 2015 at the latest. For more information please visit: .