The 41st annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition to be held May 9-11

Author: Brittany Collins

Fischoff violinist

The 41st annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition will be held May 9 to 11 (Friday to Sunday) in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame.

The weekend competition features remarkable young musicians from around the world in three divisions: juniors, senior strings and senior winds. Ensembles may include brass quintets, string quartets, woodwind quintets, piano trios, saxophone quartets, string sextets, percussion ensembles, wind trios and an eclectic mix of winds and strings.

The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the competition, which will be held May 9 and 10, are free and open to the public. The final round, to be held May 11, also is free, but tickets are required for the grand prize concert at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at, or by visiting or calling the center’s ticket office at 574-631-2800.

The competition will also be streamed live online at on May 10 and 11.

Established in South Bend in 1973, the Fischoff Competition is the nation’s largest chamber music competition and is one of the most prestigious classical music prizes attainable today. Musicians from across the country and around the world travel to Notre Dame to compete.

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