Concorso Ruggiero Ricci & Hindemith / Mainardi

Ruggiero Ricci 2019 | © Christian Schneider

The Concorso Ruggiero Ricci for violin and the Concorso Hindemith / Mainardi for viola and violoncello take place at the Mozarteum University in annual rotation. The internal competitions are aimed at students of the Department of String & Plucked Instruments.

Concorso Ruggiero Ricci:
Internal Competition for Violin

Concorso Hindemith / Mainardi:
Internal Viola & Violoncello Competition

Department of String Studies
+43 676 88122 376

Image: Yun Tan, winner of the 2019 Ruggiero Ricci

Since 2010, the competitions, which are combined with master classes and concerts, have been held at the Mozarteum University. 

Since 2020, the competition for the viola division has been named after Paul Hindemith (formerly Lionel Tertis), who is thus honored as a violist as well as for his 60 years of honorary Mozarteum membership.

Concorso Ruggiero Ricci 2023 - Violin


May 17-19, 2023  



by March 15, 2023 to

Registration by March 15, 2023 to

The registration must include the following information:

  • The complete program for both rounds (not a PDF or scan)
  • Phone number
  • Names of correpetitors
  • Confirmation of the* ZKF teacher (email or in person)

All students enrolled in the ZKF Violin (concert subject BA, MA, PLG) in the summer semester 2023 are eligible for the competition, with the exception of former 1st prize winners* of the Concorso.


  1. Prize: Euro 1.500,-
  2. Prize: Euro 1.000,-
  3. Prize: Euro 500,-
  • J. S. Bach: 2 contrasting dance movements (except Ciaccona) from a partita for violin solo
  • 1st movement plus cadenza from a Mozart or Haydn concerto
  • 1 virtuoso piece
  • 1. Movement from one of the great violin concertos
  • 1 piece of free choice


  • Nora Chastain (UDK Berlin)
  • Lena Neudauer (HFM Munich)
  • Robin Wilson (RCM London)

"We deliberately encourage students to participate who may not yet have the confidence to compete. The more you've been exposed, the stronger your nerves will be as a soloist or when you later audition for an orchestra position."

— Harald Herzl