Anton Eberst Competition is open to all clarinetists and flautists regardless of their gender and nationality. The purpose of the competition is to provide competitors and their teachers with an opportunity to exchange their diverse experiences, serve as a promotional venue, and stimulate the further artistic development of all participants.

The Ninth Anton Eberst Competition will be held in Novi Sad at the Isidor Bajic School of Music, November 28th – December 2nd, 2019. Competitors will be provided with practice facilities for the duration of their participation at the competition and a rehearsal with their piano accompanist.

There will be five Competition categories:

  • Junior category – for applicants born on and after November 1, 2006
  • A category – for applicants born on and after November 1, 2004
  • B1 category – for applicants born on and after November 1, 2002
  • B2 category – for applicants born on and after November 1, 2000
  • C category – for applicants born on and after November 1, 1991

The Competition is open to the general public.

Competitors whose age falls within the limits of the younger category may decide to compete in the older category.

The competitor who won the First Prize in a particular category is not allowed to compete again in the same category. Jury memebrs can award ONE First Prize, TWO Second Prizes and TWO Third Prizes.

Completed Application Forms, along with all necessary enclosures, should be sent only on web site of competition: no later than November 1st, 2019.

Submitted materials will not be returned.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • Completed Application Form;
  • Photocopy of the applicant’s birth certificate or a photocopy of the applicant’s passport (scaned copy);
  • Colour photography (suitable for publishing, dimensions: 9 x 13 cm, i.e. 3.54″ x 5.12″);
  • Remittance slip as proof of Application Fee payment (scaned copy).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Changes to the repertoire proposed in the Application Form will not be allowed. Competitors exceeding the time limit will be stopped during their performance at the Competition.

Programme is to be performed accordingly to Competition propositions.

Each competitor must decide the order in which he/she will perform the pieces of his/her own programme.

The Competition will provide an accompanist at the candidate’s request.

The order of playing will be determined by the drawing. A single drawn letter will determine the order of performers for the all of the Competition Rounds and Categories. The competitors whose last names begin with the drawn letter will perform first. Once these competitors have performed, the competition will proceed according to alphabetical order.

The performance order and schedule will be posted at the official website of Anton Eberst Competition at, 7 days prior to the opening of the Competition. Competitors will be expected to inform themselves, in advance, of the confirmed order and the schedule of performance.

Competitors are required to register with the Secretariat of the Competition no later than two hours before the scheduled beginning of the category in which they intend to compete. For registration purposes, competitiors are obligated to bring valid proof of identification.

Competitors are expected to cover all expenses associated with their participation at the Competition (this includes hotel accomodation, travel, meals, etc.).

The Anton Eberst Competition reserves the right to record, videotape, and broadcast the entire Competition (including internet-transmission), without payment to the competitors. All recordings become the permanent property of the Competition and its directors. Such recordings may then be used at the discretion of the competition and its directors.

The Anton Eberst Competition reserves the right to cancel the Competition in a particular category in the event of an insufficient number of applicants. All applicants will be informed about the cancellation of a competition category no later then seven days prior to the scheduled beginning of the Competition. If such a situation arises, The Anton Eberst Competition will fully refund the Application Fees of all applicants from whom they have received payment.

The official language of competition is English.

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