Endowment: 2.000 - 5.000 Euro
- 1. Prize: 5.000 Euro
- 2. Prize: 3.500 Euro
- 3. Prize: 2.000 Euro
What is supported?
The prize promotes the interpretation of organ compositions by old masters.
The international organ competition takes place every three years in Innsbruck. The competition is held publicly in churches, with the applicants playing on historical organs.
The performances of the competition can be attended free of charge!
The Paul Hofhaimer Prize was established in 1969 to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the death of Emperor Maximilian I.
Who awards the prize?
City of Innsbruck
How do I apply?
As soon as it is possible to apply, you will find the application form here.
Who can apply?
- Persons who have not yet exceeded the age limit of 35 years at the time of the competition may apply.
- Winners of the 1st prize (the Paul Hofhaimer plaque) may not participate in subsequent competitions.
- The number of participants is limited to 25. The organizer reserves the right to make the final selection of candidates.
What documents are required?
Registration form and registration fee
Who decides on the award?
An international jury of several experts, consisting of organists, decides on the award.
Who was Paul Hofhaimer?
Born on January 25, 1459 in Radstadt, Paul Hofhaimer was closely associated with the court life of Emperor Maximilian I. Hofhaimer served at the imperial court of Frederick III in Graz before first taking up his duties as organist at the court of Archduke Sigmund of Tyrol in 1478. Sigmund's successor, King and Emperor Maximilian I, took over Hofhaimer along with the court chapel. In his entourage he made numerous journeys through the empire to Linz, Wels, Vienna, Augsburg, Ulm, Constance, Füssen and Freiburg. Around 1509 he settled in Augsburg. After the death of his employer in 1519, the court chapel was also dissolved. Hofhaimer probably went to Passau for the time being, and in 1522 he can be found in Salzburg. Here he died in 1537 and found his last resting place in the cemetery of St. Peter.