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of the Carl Flesch Academy

Every year, awards and scholarships worth over 10,000 € are presented at the Academy — in 2024 even over 25,000 €. This is made possible by generous sponsors, benefactors and donors, for whose long-standing loyalty and support we would like to express our sincere thanks. You will our sponsors at the bottom of this page.

Some prizes and scholarships are given every year. Other prizes are only awarded at irregular intervals, and occasionally one-off special awards are added. The final list of awards for 2024 will be announced during the academy. The awards of 2023 are listed below, as an example.

Because we are often being asked: You cannot apply for a scholarship. The final decisions on the winners are made by the academy team, during the academy week, based on recommendations by the master-class instructors.

Prize Money


Carl Flesch Award

3,000 € awarded by the Friends of the Carl Flesch Academy, donated by a local group of four Lions Clubs. This award is associated with a performance with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic during the Lions award winners concert.

Werner Stiefel Award

2,000 € awarded by the Patronatsgesellschaft für Theater und Philharmonie Baden-Baden. This award is associated with a performance with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic during the seasonal opening of the Patronatsgesellschaft. The award bears the name of a former musical director of Baden-Baden, founder and artistic director of the academy.

Stennebrüggen Award

1,000 € associated with a performance in a concert of the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, donated by the Friederike Kroes Foundation. The prize bears the name of the Stennebrüggen family, whose members have been part of the Baden-Baden Philharmonic as orchestral musicians and soloists since 1860.

Brahms Award

1000 € donated by the Brahms Society Baden-Baden, awarded to an outstanding performer of a solo work by Johannes Brahms.

Ruth Flesch Memorial Award

750 € awarded to a particularly young participant of the academy, donated from the estate of Carl F. Flesch (London) — son of the famous violinist — in memory of his mother and by the Friends of the Carl Flesch Academy.

Troussov Next Generation Award

750 € awarded to a particularly young participant of the academy, personally donated by Kirill Troussov, artisitic director of the Carl Flesch Academy.

Ginette Neveu Award

750 € awarded by the German-French Society Baden-Baden and the Institut français Stuttgart in memory of the great French violinist Ginette Neveu, student of Carl Flesch.

Award of the Lord Major

500 € awarded by the Lord Major of Baden-Baden.

Prizes in Kind


Gewa Award

One Gewa violin case and one Gewa cello case. The winners have the free choice from the current Gewa products. Total value over 4,000 €.

Pirastro Award

A total of 19 Pirastro strings sets worth 3,000 €, awarded to one participant per master class: 2 x violin (5 sets of strings each), viola (4 sets of strings), cello (3 sets of strings) and double bass (2 sets of strings).

Henle Sponsorship Award

All participants will receive printed scores of the pieces worked at the Academy, free of charge (up to a maximum of 50 € catalog price per person). Furthermore, all teachers and participants will receive free access to the Henle Library App for one year. Total value more than 3,000 €

Henle Award

Voucher worth 250 € for the purchase of sheet music from G. Henle Publishing House.

VC Young Talent Award

3 x personal one-on-one career advice and project support meetings with The Violin Channel's executive team.

Award winners 2023

Award winners 2022

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