15th International Mozart Competition Salzburg
String Quartet 4 - 9 February 2022
General Terms and Conditions

The 15th International Mozart Competition Salzburg will be staged by the Mozarteum University Salzburg from 4 February to 16 February 2022:
String quartet category: 4 to 09 February 2022
Voice category: 11 to 16 February 2022
The jury is composed of distinguished personalities from the international music world. The decisions of the jury are final.


  1. SCOPE OF APPLICATION

    These General Terms and Conditions apply to the registration for and participation in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.
    By submitting the registration, the applicant agrees to these General Terms and Conditions and is bound by them.
  2. APPLICATION AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

    1. Application

      1. Application deadline: 23 August 2021.
      2. Application is only possible online at http://www.uni-mozarteum.at/de/kunst/mowe  by way of an electronic form from Spring 2021 onwards.
      3. A video (audio and video) must be uploaded at the same time when applying online. This video must be received by the competition office no later than the day of the application deadline. By applying, the applicant confirms that all exploitation rights/rights of use and ancillary copyrights associated with the recording (video) belong to him/her or have been obtained. The applicant shall fully indemnify the Mozarteum University Salzburg and hold the Mozarteum University Salzburg completely harmless in this regard.
      4. The online application must include: passport copies of the quartet members, high-resolution portrait picture of the quartet as well as the biography of the quartet in German and English in continuous text with approx. 1500 characters.
      5. Admission to the competition will be decided based on the merits of the submitted video.
      6. The application documents will remain in the Competition Office.
      7. Online application must be completed by 23 August 2021 at the latest. The application by underage applicants (in accordance with § 21 Section. 2 Austrian General Civil Code (ABGB): "[...] persons who have not yet reached the age of eighteen.") must be carried out by the parent/person with parental authority or legal guardianship.
      8. The repertoire submitted by the applicant during application is binding. It is not possible to make changes later on!
      9. By applying, applicants confirm that they will adhere to the specified competition dates. Performance and rehearsal dates cannot be changed due to other, especially private, appointments in the course of the competition.

      Video Preliminary Round
      To be submitted on the VIDEO:
      1. A complete string quartet of your choice by W. A. Mozart:
        KV 387, KV 421, KV 428, KV 458, KV 465, KV 499, KV 575, KV 589, KV 590
      2. F. Schubert: Quartettsatz C minor, D 703

      Please ensure that the video recording is professional and not older than one year. This should be recorded with only one camera without interruption or change between the individual movements of the same work and must not be technically reworked/post-edited in any way. Please upload a corresponding explanation together with the video. The form is available for download. As a matter of principle, it is recommended to use Urtext editions. It is expected that the New Mozart Edition be used for works by W.A. Mozart. http://www.nma.at/
    2. Conditions of participation
      1. Musicians of all nations are eligible to apply. The individual members of the quartet may not be older than 35 years, but the total age of the members of the quartet must not exceed 128 years. The minimum age must be at least 15 years. The deadline is: 3 February 2022.
      2. It is at the sole artistic discretion of the jury & pre-jury who may/will be admitted to participate in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg. There is no legal claim for participation in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg. Applications that do not meet the requirements of the competition will be rejected.
    3. Application fee
      The application fee of EUR 150 must be transferred by 23 August 2021 exclusively by bank transfer to the following account “Universität Mozarteum Salzburg” at Bank Austria (free of charge for the recipient):
      BIC: BKAUATWW, IBAN: AT 381100009953258200
      The name of the quartet and the reference "Mozart Competition 2022" must be indicated on the pay-in slip/form.
      No refund of the application fee can be made after the deadline for withdrawal should participation be prevented.
    4. Notification about admission Applicants will be notified of admission in October 2021. Admitted applicants from abroad can - if necessary - immediately apply for an entry visa with this confirmation. Applicants are entitled to participate in the competition after timely payment of the application fee and receipt of confirmation of admission.
  3. ACCOMMODATION

    Participants are responsible for their own accommodation.
    Participants whose main or secondary residence is outside of Salzburg and who reach the 2nd round will receive a reimbursement for expenses of EUR 50 per day and person. Students of the Mozarteum University Salzburg are excluded from receiving reimbursement of expenses.
  4. COMPETITION PROCEDURE AND SEQUENCE

    1. Candidates who apply in person may do so on 3 February 2022 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Competition Office of the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, upon presentation of a valid official photo ID (passport, ID card, driver's license). The order of appearance will be drawn on 3 February 2022 and is valid for the entire competition. Each quartet draws its own number. Rehearsal rooms are available. The first round of the competition starts on the morning of 4 February. The preliminary appearances are open to the public (it may be necessary to hold the competition without an audience due to SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19).
    2. The decisions on the results of the competition are made by the jury and are irrevocable and incontestable. A master class with one jury member will be offered to the eliminated ensembles on 8 February 2022.
    3. The winners will be selected in the final round. The announcement will be made after the final round. International concert representatives and the media will be invited. (Due to SARS-CoV-2 / Covid-19, it may be necessary to react accordingly and to restrict live access).
  5. PRICES

    First Prize: € 20,000.00
    Second Prize: € 12,000.00
    Third Prize: € 8,000.00
    as well as any other special prizes
  6. WITHDRAWAL

    1. Right of withdrawal after distance selling and information on exercising the right of withdrawal
      1. In the case of online registration and reservation for the International Mozart Competition Salzburg, the right to revoke the contract concluded online exists within fourteen days of the conclusion of the contract without giving reasons.
      2. To exercise the right of withdrawal, the following address must be used:
        International Mozart Competition Salzburg of the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria or when by email: mozartwettbewerb@moz.ac.at
        A clear declaration (e.g. letter, e-mail) about the decision to revoke the concluded contract must be submitted and must be verifiable.
      3. It is necessary to provide an international bank account (including BIC and IBAN) as well as the account holder and the address of the bank.
      4. The declaration of withdrawal is not bound to any specific form, but it is recommended to use the following sample withdrawal form.
      5. In order to comply with the withdrawal deadline, it suffices to send the notification of the exercise of the right of withdrawal before the expiry of the withdrawal deadline.

      Consequences of the revocation/cancellation
      If the contract is revoked, all payments already received in connection therewith shall be reimbursed immediately, at the latest, however, within fourteen days of receipt of the notice of revocation - less all transaction costs. The reimbursement will be made to the same instrument of payment that was used to process the payment. However, it is permissible to expressly agree on a different type of reimbursement, but this must not involve costs. For technical reasons, no refunds will be made to credit cards.
    2. Other withdrawal
      1. In case of written withdrawal by 23 August 2021, the registration fee will be retransferred minus all transaction costs. It is necessary to provide international bank details (including BIC and IBAN) as well as the account holder and the address of the bank when withdrawing in writing,. For technical reasons, no refunds will be made to credit cards. Proceed as described under point 6.1.
      2. Withdrawal from the competition for personal reasons is possible at any time by sending an informal email to mozartwettbewerb@moz.ac.at. A refund of the registration fee is not possible in case of cancellation after the withdrawal deadline (23 August 2021).
    3. Withdrawal in connection with SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 or another pandemic
      For withdrawal in connection with SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 or another pandemic, point 14 applies.
  7. DATA PROTECTION

    The Mozarteum University Salzburg collects personal data from applicants for the purpose of processing registration and participation in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg. The Mozarteum University Salzburg complies in particular with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (DSG) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Mozarteum University Salzburg informs applicants and candidates with the data protection declaration of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg during the online registration in particular about the purpose, type and scope of the collection, processing, use and deletion of personal data required for the processing of the registration and participation in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg, as well as your rights pursuant to Data Protection Act (DSG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  8. GRANT OF RIGHTS

    1. All events and competitions of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg that are held in analog or digital format can be recorded by the Mozarteum University Salzburg itself and/or by third parties to whom the Mozarteum University Salzburg has granted permission to do so.
    2. The recordings may be used for broadcasting purposes (radio, television) and for online media in whole, in part and/or in excerpts, live and/or time-delayed, also on individual request, regardless of the type of receiving device, and be made publicly available. Other broadcasters in Austria and abroad who are authorised to do so may use these recordings simultaneously and/or with a time delay different times.
    3. The Mozarteum University Salzburg reserves the right to distribute or have distributed contributions to events in sound and/or audio-visual form, itself and/or through third parties authorised to do so, on analogue and/or digital sound/image/image-tone data carriers including online platforms and social media, in all formats or processes known today and in the future, in particular without restriction in terms of content, time and space (territorial), including any extension of the term of protection.
    4. Furthermore, the candidates of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg expressly agree to cooperate free of charge with recordings for the purposes of documentation, current reporting and advertising for the Mozarteum University Salzburg and to grant all rights associated therewith to the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, unlimited in terms of content, time and space (territorial), including any extension of the term of protection.
    5. The candidates of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg agree that they may be photographed in the context of the competition and that these photographs may be used by the Mozarteum University Salzburg as well as by sponsors of the event without restriction and without further remuneration for publication in the media as well as for press and public relations work without restrictions in terms of content, time and space (territorial).
    6. By registering for the International Mozart Competition Salzburg, the candidates agree to the recording, publication and archiving of the above-mentioned contributions in all formats or processes known today and in the future, as well as to the granting of rights associated therewith, without any restrictions in terms of content, time and space (territorial), including any extension of the term of protection. The candidates are not entitled to any remuneration.
    7. If a member of the Quartet has been legally appointed as a joint *common representative* of the Quartet in accordance with Section 72 (2) Austrian Copyright Act (UrhG) and is thus authorised to represent the Quartet, this person authorised to represent the Quartet guarantees that all members of the Quartet have consented to the granting of the ancillary copyrights and exploitation rights and shall indemnify and hold the Mozarteum University Salzburg harmless in this regard.
  9. HOUSEHOLDER’S RIGHTS

    1. House rules
      All candidates for the International Mozart Competition Salzburg are subject to the house rules of the Mozarteum University Salzburg (available on the homepage of the Mozarteum University Salzburg at https://www.uni-mozarteum.at/de/university/intern/index.php)
    2. Safety and hygiene concept as well as instructions from the safety officer
      The current safety and hygiene concept regarding SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 of the Mozarteum University Salzburg (available on the homepage www.uni-mozarteum.at under "Information Covid-19") must be observed and the instructions of the security officer and the staff of the Mozarteum University Salzburg must be followed.
  10. LIABILITY

    Participation in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg at the Mozarteum University Salzburg is at the participant’s own risk. Candidates are liable for any damage they cause. The Mozarteum University Salzburg is not liable for damages unless it is based on intent or gross negligence.
  11. INSURANCE

    All candidates for the International Mozart Competition Salzburg must have health, accident and liability insurance. The Mozarteum University Salzburg accepts no liability whatsoever in the event of accidents or theft of any kind, damage or loss of personal belongings of the candidates.
  12. SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR UNDERAGE CANDIDATES

    1. The person with parental authority (parent) or legal guardian who concludes the contract for participation in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg on behalf of the underage candidate, declares his/her consent that the Mozarteum University Salzburg will not exercise any supervision over the underage candidate. This applies in particular to behaviour immediately before the start of the auditions/performances or after their end and outside the premises in which the auditions/performances are held. Every registration of a minor candidate requires a parental declaration signed by the parent /legal guardian.
    2. The parent/legal guardian is liable for damage caused by the underage candidate. The parent/legal guardian shall also indemnify and hold harmless the Mozarteum University Salzburg from and against all claims for damages asserted by the underage candidate.
  13. ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

    The Mozarteum University Salzburg, and thus the International Mozart Competition Salzburg, adheres to the zero-tolerance principle with regard to discrimination. Any kind of discrimination - be it on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief or ethnicity - will not be accepted and may lead to exclusion from the competition.
  14. SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 Pandemic

    1. Participation and procedure
      1. Participation in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg as well as the stay in the premises of the Mozarteum University Salzburg is at  the participant’s own risk. The participation of persons who belong to a SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 risk group is unequivocally the discretion and responsibility of the respective person, the Mozarteum University Salzburg cannot take any increased safety and protective measures in this regard. In case of doubt, the Mozarteum University Salzburg advises to refrain from participation.
      2. The requirements of the current safety and hygiene concept of the Mozarteum University Salzburg - whereby a specific safety and hygiene concept may apply to the International Mozart Competition Salzburg - must be complied with unreservedly. In particular, it may be necessary in this context or also due to legal or official requirements that contact details are recorded upon entering the premises of the University and/or that a measurement of body temperature ("contactless fever measurement") is carried out , as well as any other additional measures to minimise risk. This may also mean that a current SARS-CoV-2 test must be submitted on a regular basis. Such a SARS-CoV-2 test must be provided at one’s own expense, must be officially recognised and personally identifiable and must not be older than 48 hours
      3. Entering the premises of the Mozarteum University Salzburg with SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 symptoms or a SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 infection (https://www.sozialministerium.at/Themen/Gesundheit/Uebertragbare-Krankheiten/Infektionskrankheiten-AZ/Neuartiges-Coronavirus.html) is prohibited.
      4. Persons who develop symptoms during the competition must go home immediately and must call the hotline set up for this purpose (currently 1450). The safety officer of the Mozarteum University Salzburg must be informed verifiably (proof be readily available) of this and all contact persons must be communicated to him/her.
      5. Violations, in particular of the current safety and hygiene concept of the Mozarteum University Salzburg, of legal and official regulations, but also failure to follow the instructions of the staff of the Mozarteum University Salzburg may result in irrevocable exclusion from further participation in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg. There will be no reimbursement of costs or reimbursement of amounts already paid.
      6. Due to the SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 situation, it may be necessary for the selection appearances/concerts/award ceremonies to take place without a live audience.
    2. Withdrawal and cancellation
      1. Cancellation of the International Mozart Competition due to SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19
        If parts or the entire International Mozart Competition Salzburg are cancelled by the Mozarteum University Salzburg before the start of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg in consequence of legal requirements or official directives, protective measures taken by the Mozarteum University Salzburg or other reasons in connection with SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19, any amounts already paid will be refunded. The reimbursement will be made to the same instrument of payment that was used to process the payment.
      2. Withdrawal from participation in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg due to an official travel warning
        1. If a person cannot or does not want to take part in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg due to an official travel warning in connection with SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 of his/her respective home country for Austria and/or the city of Salzburg, the person may submit an application for withdrawal from participation in the International Mozart Competition Salzburg:
          Prerequisites:
          1. The person is staying in a country outside of Austria at the time of submitting the application for withdrawal.
          2. At the time of the application, there is a valid official travel warning for Austria and/or Salzburg (a warning is issued before travelling to Austria/Salzburg).
          3. A clear declaration (e.g. letter, email to the International Mozart Competition Salzburg of the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria or by email: mozartwettbewerb@moz.ac.at) of the decision to withdraw from the International Mozart Competition Salzburg has been received.
        2. If the above-mentioned points are verifiably true, payments already received will be reimbursed immediately, but no later than fourteen days from receipt of the rescission notice (letter of withdrawal), less all transaction costs. The reimbursement will be made to the same instrument of payment that was used to process the payment. However, it is permissible to expressly agree on a different type of reimbursement, but this must not involve costs. For technical reasons, no refunds will be made to credit cards.
        3. In the event of withdrawals due to an official travel warning in connection with SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19, which occur in a longer period than 1 month before the start of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg or in a shorter period than three days before the start of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg, there is no entitlement to a refund.
        4. In the event of a cancellation or withdrawal, there is no entitlement to reimbursement of expenses such as travel costs, accommodation costs, lost profits or the like.
    3. Other
      1. The Mozarteum University Salzburg cannot be held liable for infections in connection with SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 or for possible consequential damages in connection with SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19.
      2. The Mozarteum University Salzburg reserves the right to adapt these provisions depending on the situation, even at short notice, in order to comply with legal and official requirements.
      3. Point 14 of the General Terms and Conditions of the 15th International Mozart Competition Salzburg 2022 applies equally to any other type of epidemiological or pandemic infectious occurrence.
  15. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE

    If individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions are or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the other provisions of these General Terms and Conditions. The invalid provision shall be replaced by such a substitute provision which comes as close as possible to the purpose of the intended provision.
  16. APPLICABLE LAW, PLACE OF JURISDICTION

    1. All disputes arising from or in connection with the business relationship, shall be governed by Austrian law, excluding the norms of international private law and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from or in connection with the business relationship shall be the court competent of jurisdiction in the city of Salzburg, Austria.
    2. In the event of any ambiguities and/or contradictions between the German and the English text of the General Terms and Conditions of the International Mozart Competition Salzburg of the Mozarteum University Salzburg, the German text is deemed to be legally binding.