5th Positively Brass Solo competition

For Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn and Tuba

October 6, 2019


The competition consists of one round. In addition to the obligatory piece , the candidates should play a piece of their choice that is of a different stylistic period of 5-7 minutes. Please choose your obligatory piece of the following lists:


Trumpet   J. Pennequin, Morceau de Concert - J. N. Hummel, Concert Es-Dur, 1st movement - Joseph Haydn, Concert Es Dur, 1st movement with cadenza

French Horn  W. A. Mozart, Hornkonzert KV 412/417/447 or 495, 1st movement - J. Haydn, 2. Hornkonzert, 1st movement with cadenza - M. Haydn, Concertino, 2nd movement with cadenza

Trombone   A. Guilmant, Morceau symphonique op. 88  

Bass-Trombone: Ernst Sachse, Konzert, I. Allegro maestoso and  II. Adagio

Tenor- or Bass-Trombone: Georg Philip Telemann, Sonata in f minor, III. Andante and IV. Vivace 

Tuba/Euphonium  will be announced


Evaluation criteria

Presentation and Personality


 Quality of Tone and Expression

 Technical Command of Instrument

Participation: Any registered participant in the 5th Positively Brass & Percussion Seminar may take part in this competition who was born after 3 October 1996 Students at the University of Music in Trossingen may not participate in the competition. The prior winners of the main prize can not take part in the competition again. A maximum of 18 participants will be admitted for the competition.


Fee: The fee for participants who want to register for the competition is 40 Euros.


Accompaniment: The candidates have the option to work with our accompanist. Rehearsal time will be arranged for those who want it. The music scores for the accompanist has to be sent until August 30, 2019 to the following address: 


Staatliche Hochschule für Musik

5. PBPS - Herrn Thomas Kirbisser

Schultheiß-Koch-Platz 3

D-78647 Trossingen



Ulrich Köbl, Horn   

Prof. Abbie Conant, trombone

Prof. Szabolcs Zempleni, french horn

Prof. Wolfgang Guggenberger, trumpet

Prof. Gerhard Wolf, trombone

The decisions of the jury are final and cannot be contested.


Prizes: The prize money for the main prize is 1500 €. The winner agrees to participate in the opening concert of the following symposium. There will be additional prizes and special prizes for special achievements.


The prizes are not influenced by the age or instrument of the candidate. The jury reserves the right to abstain from awarding a prize or prizes. Application deadline for the competition (incl. program): August 20,  2019