Competition terms – category I, II, III, IV

14th International Interpretative Competition for Wind Instruments Brno 2024


This competition terms are valid only for the categories I, II, III and IV.


The announcer and organizer of the 14th International Interpretative Competition for Wind Instruments Brno 2024 is Asociace interpretační soutěže dechových nástrojů Brno z.s. based in Brno, tř. Kpt. Jaroše 45 (hereinafter referred to as organizer). The competition takes place every two years, always the even year in a period between April and July in location determined by the organizer. The coorganizer is Konzervatoř Brno, příspěvková organizace. The goal of competition is to find young talented players and to support them. 


27.  4. – 1. 5. 2024


  • French horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Bassoon

Conditions for the participation

The competition is for the musicians from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary (who are residents or are students or are of the nationality of one of these states).

The competition is divided into these categories:

  • Category I (1st and 2nd year of the conservatory or music secondary school – music gymnasium)
  • Category II (3rd and 4th year of the conservatory or music secondary school – music gymnasium)
  • Category III
    (Czech Republic & Slovakia: 5th – 6th years of the conservatory, 1st years of music academy/university
    Poland & Hungary: 1st – 3rd years of music academy/university)
  • Category IV
    (Czech Republic & Slovakia: 2nd years and higher of music academy/university and professional players
    Poland & Hungary: 4th – 5th years of music academy/university and professional players)

The year of study in the school/academic year 2023/2024 determines the category.

Competitor from a lower category is alowed to compete in a higher category.


The competition in categories I, II, III and IV will be held in two rounds.

The competitors will compete according to the alphabetical order (Czech alphabet) of their surname, with necessary changes due to accompanists.

The participant has to come in time given by the schedule, which can be made public before each round, and on the place, where the competition takes place. If the competitor does not come for the competition performance in the time given, (s)he is removed from the competition. On the suggestion of the chairman of jury, the chairman of the organizer can exceptionally decide that the competitor can continue in the competition.

All rounds of each category and each round  are public.

The competitors can be accompanied by their own accompanist, who however, has to pay his/her travel expenses. The competitor who do not bring their own accompanist with them, have to ask in the application form for the official competition accompanist.

The members of the jury will not provide any information to the competitors and to their mediators nor any consultations concerning the competition (does not regard those participants, whose participation in the competition has been terminated) during the competition.

The production from a printed and edited music material on public is not in concordance with the law about the copyright law and the interpret takes all the responsibility and possible sanctions on his/her own.


The organizer nominates for each instrument (if needed for category) one international jury of 5-8 members, whose are experienced players/teachers of given instrument. The names of all jurors will be announced on the organizers website before the competition.  At the first meeting votes each jury the chairman.

The chairman and other jurors are obliged to acquaint with its terms before the competition starts and follow them during the competition.

The executive body of the jury is the secretary of jury (hereinafter referred to as the secretary). (S)he is responsible for the organisation of the competition in compliance with the competition terms, participates on all meetings of the jury without the right to vote and is tied up by their decisions.

The meetings of jury are managed by its chairman. Its plan is defined by the chairman in compliance with the competition terms and the competition daily schedule. The secretary provides that the results and the jury decisions are made public.

The jury listens to, considers and awards the performances of all competitors acquired to the competition according to the competition terms, part Competition Repertoire. They do not disturb the competition performance. In case of the performance exceeding of the time limit given by the organizer, the chairman of jury is allowed to end the competition performance.

The jury makes the decision strictly in their meetings. All questions are decided by the majority of the votes. In case of equality of votes, it is the chairman’s vote that decides.

The members of jury are obliged to participate on the jury meetings. The organizer’s deputies are allowed to be present to these meetings. All participants of the meetings must respect the confidentiality of the meetings and must keep its content secret.

The meetings are non-public.

Evaluation and awards of the competition performances

The jurors consider the competition performances objectively according to their best moral sense and special point criteria. The evaluation (in points) is non-public. The list of proceeding and not proceeding participiants with their point average will be made public.

The members of jury evaluate each competition performance on a scoring card from 1 point (the lowest) up to 25 (the highest score) in a written form. No division of point is allowed. All scoring cards, which are not complete, impossible to read or do not contain the signature of the juror are invalid and are taken off the evaluation procedure. In case that the juror writes down an incorrect number of points into the card, (s)he can cross the incorrect number out, write down the new number and must sign it including the note “corrected”. The corrections of the points are allowed before the submission of the scoring card only.

The member of jury submits the scoring cards to the secretary immediately after each period (morning, afternoon and evening part of the competition performances). The scoring cards submitted after the time given are invalid.

The member of jury must abstain from voting of the participant:

  • of those (s)he did not hear the competition performance completely
  • whose is (s)he a teacher
  • with whom (s)he has a close relation

In such a situation the juror hands in the scoring card with the written explanation on it, why (s)he does evaluate (absence, student/pupil, close relation).

The points from both rounds are count up. 

Following to the end of the competition performances of each category, the secretary will make a list of scores, recalculate the averages (arithmetical means) and according to them will make the ranking in each instrument/category in separate. The highest and the lowest score of each participant is crossed out and in not involved in the calculation of the average – the only exception to this rule is a jury of 5 members. The evaluation of each member of jury is accessible to the other members of the jury.

After presentation of the 1st round ranking decides the jury those participiants who will progress into the 2nd round.  Usually 50% of the participiants from each category will progress into the 2nd round according to the pointing average.

After the 2nd round closes the jury total results of the competition. The result of score(points) is determinative for the ranking of the participants. The jury can decide with the agreement of the organizer to divide the awards among more participiants, when the scores are equal or the differences between are minimal.

If the performances of the competitors do not reach the level required, the jury decide whether it gives all the announced awards, or it does not have to give any of them, if it simultaneously states that the performances do not reach the usual artistic level of the competition for award giving. The results of competition are made public after final meeting of each jury.

All competitors, who have been awarded or given the honorable mention, will be given a diploma with their name and the award grade.

The winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize earn the title of “competition laureate”. The winner of each instrument who will gain the highest score in the competition will earn the title of “Absolute winner of the discipline”.

The winners of the 1st prize will receive:
Category I: 100,-EUR
Category II: 200,-EUR
Category III: 300,-EUR
Category IV: 400,-EUR

The absolute winners of each instrument will receive giveaway prizes sponsored by our partners.

The jury decisions are final and it is not possible to appeal against them.


Musicians who would like to sign for the competition has to fill in the application form on the competition website ( ) until 28. 2. 2024.


Competition fee is 1900,-CZK and must be paid until 15. 3. 2024 by bank account transfer::

Bank name: Česká spořitelna a. s.
Bank seat: Kounicova 4, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic 
IBAN: CZ27 0800 0000 0013 4420 7309 

The competition fee is non-refundableThe only exception is the cancellation of the whole competition.

The participant must always enter the variable symbol (number generated during the registration) into the field “Variable symbol” and variable symbol+your name into the field “Message for recipient” during the transfer. In addition to that please send the bank transfer confirmation by mail to organizer. Please, do mind that we will NOT PAY the bank fees for the transaction!

In case, that you would like to transfer fees collectively (together with your friends), send us the variable symbols, names of all persons you pay for and your bank account number to: info(at)


The fee for the official accompanist is 500,-CZK is to be paid on arrival.


All the expenses related to the travels, meals and accommodation are paid be the competitors themselves.
The competition organizer does not provide accommodation or meals for the competitors.

Protection of personal data and privacy

Competition perfomances in all categories and rounds are public. Time schedules a bulletines containing names of the competitors and accompanists (category JUNIOR: names of instruments teachers also) are public. Progress lists and results lists containing names of the competitors are public.

Our protection of personal data and privacy is set out in detail in the document Information about personal data processing 


The competitor has to play the obligatory (compulsory) composition and then one optional composition of own choice. It must be played since the beginning until the end of the composition. In case that there will be listed movements of the composition on the competition repertoire, it must be played in given order.

One composition in each round must be played be by heart (memory) in each round.

The competitor of the lower categories can feel free to choose any composition from the higher category as the optional.

Competition repertoire – French horn

Competition repertoire – trumpet

Competition repertoire – trombone

Competition repertoire – tuba

Competition repertoire – bassoon


These competition terms have been approved by the Council of the organizer and have been published in Czech and English language. In case of a conflict the Czech version is considered as the authentic. The competition has been announced, follows the law of the Czech Republic and potential disputes are heard by the General Court of the Czech Republic according to the civil law of the Czech Republic.

These terms are valid from 22. 6. 2023.

In Brno 22. 6. 2023Edit

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