For many young ensembles, the renowned and long-standing Göttingen Historical Music Series junior competition served as a platform and launchpad from which to step into the professional world of music.
The Göttingen Series became the göttingen händel competition in 2017. After the successful premiere in 2017 the international competition’s second edition took place from May 11 – 12, 2018 and marked the beginning of the Göttingen International Handel Festival.
The göttingen händel competition targets ensembles whose repertoire focuses on baroque music and historical performance practice. The competition forms part of the European ‘eeemerging’ project, which offers emerging ensembles first-rate working conditions and prepares them for the music market by organising workshops on programme design as well as management and marketing.