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General regulations

The international woodwind competition hülsta woodwinds is open for flute, recorder, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon.

The competition is organized by the GWK and hülsta. The Musikhochschule
Münster / Music Conservatoire Münster is partner of hülsta woodwinds. The general management and the artistic direction of the competition lies with the GWK.

hülsta woodwinds will be held from 28 October to 1 November 2011 at the Musikhochschule Münster / Music Conservatoire Münster in Germany. The competition rounds are open for public viewing. The prizes will be awarded in a special ceremony, including a public concerto of the prize winners on 9 March 2012 in Münster.

The winners of hülsta woodwinds are expected to meet international standards of musical maturity and public performance. Judgement criteria are artistic personality, musical interpretation and technical proficiency.

hülsta woodwinds is open to soloists of all nationalities who at the time of the competition are no older than 27 years. They must be enrolled in or have graduated from a music conservatoire, or enjoy comparable private education.

The number of participants is limited. Upon evaluation of all submitted materials,
the competition management will select the competitors. Applicants are not entitled to acceptance; application does not guarantee a place in the competition.

An international jury evaluates the competitors’ performances. All decisions of the jury are fi nal and incontestable.

The GWK and hülsta hold unlimited rights to use the names, biographical data and photos of the participants for their own purposes of public relations, as long as these are associated with the competition. The organizers of the competition reserve the right to record each performance of the competition and the award ceremony in video and audio media. They furthermore hold the rights, now and in future, to use this material for documentation and hülsta woodwinds marketing in all national and international media. The competitors have no claim to compensation.

By signing the application, the applicant confirms his / her acceptance of the general regulations of the competition as well as of the presentation of prizes.

In case of an accident involving the applicant, in case of any losses or material damage to an applicant’s instrument and /or personal belongings, the competition organizers are not liable.

Only the German text of the general regulations is valid. The English version is for convenience purposes only. There is no right of appeal.