Partners & Cooperations

International Fürstenau Flute Competition

The International Fürstenau Flute Competition takes place in Münster, Westphalia. With this competition, the GWK and the Münster University of Music, in cooperation with the Münster Symphony Orchestra and renowned jurors, aim to support highly talented young flutists on their way to an international career.

The IFFC is named after the flute virtuoso, composer and teacher Anton Bernhard Fürstenau (1792 Münster - 1852 Dresden) and is financially supported by the Volksbank im Münsterland eG and the Werte-Stiftung-Münsterland. Famous throughout Europe as a musician in his day, Fürstenau is now to be brought back into the public consciousness as a composer of the early Romantic period whose works have repertoire value, and the virtuoso flute repertoire is to be expanded through the dissemination of his compositions.



International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Competition

The German-Danish composer Friedrich Kuhlau was born in Uelzen on September 11, 1786 and died in Copenhagen on March 12, 1832.

The International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Competition has been held since 1970 in honour of the composer. The flute competition has gained international recognition through its unique stress on the flute ensemble categories. Great emphasis is placed on the creativity of the ensembles.



Bundes- und Landesakademie Rheinsberg 

The Bundes- und Landesakademie - Musikakademie Rheinsberg sees itself as a place of work, education and encounter for musicians of all generations from the state of Brandenburg, Germany and beyond.

The Rheinsberg Music Academy focuses on music theatre, contemporary and early music.The wide range of programmes on offer extends from (pedagogical) further and advanced training to the promotion of excellence in the form of masterclasses, scholarships and projects in the field of children and youth education.

The academy, with its guest house and numerous rehearsal rooms in the historic Kavalierhaus, is available as a place to work and rehearse for ensembles such as choirs, orchestras and theatre groups, as well as for conferences and seminars. Its collaboration with local, regional and national (music) cultural institutions focuses on networking between musical and cultural education and science. The Music Academy sees itself primarily as a think tank and source of inspiration.

The Künstlerhaus and the castle theatre in the Rheinsberg castle grounds offer ideal conditions for a close connection between educational and event activities, from concerts to staged productions and new contemporary forms of performance and communication.