after the success of the previous edition of the Competition in 2018 I am very glad to welcome you again in Hamburg to the International music Competition „Classic Winds“ in April 2020. This special competition is dedicated to both single reed woodwind instruments of the classical music world: the Saxophone and Clarinet.
We hope this competition will encourage young artists from all over the world to learn from each other and to express their passion about music and their beloved instruments to the audience during the whole competition.
Looking forward for our time together with a lot of wonderful music experiences. I wish you good time in the beautiful city of Hamburg, a lot of inspiration and good luck!
We are proud to announce the Third edition of “Classic Winds” International Festival organized by the European Foundation for Support of Culture which will take place in the beautiful city of Hamburg in April 2020. Germany is one of the most important music centres in the world and is famous for its musicians, artists, and composers.
Following up on the traits of Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture, we are very happy to announce that in the Final Round of the competition the compulsory composition will be by the well-known contemporary Maltese composer Alexey Shor. We are looking forward to welcome participants of "Classic Winds" International Festival from all over the world.
The mission of the European Foundation for Support of Culture through the presentation of this Festival is to discover, promote, support and document the great masters for wind instruments emerging in this generation; to rediscover unusual repertoire while providing audiences with a unique musical experience; to build the audiences of the future to help ensure the very existence of classical music.
With so many artistic achievements to its credit, the European Foundation for Support of Culture looks forward towards the continued success of its classical music projects in the future.
I welcome all participants to “Classic Winds” International Festival and I wish everyone good luck and success.