About Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

In 1973, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition was founded in South Bend as an innovative way of encouraging young people to pursue chamber music study and performance. Today, still at home in South Bend, the Fischoff Competition has grown to become the largest chamber music competition in the nation and America's longest consecutively running chamber music competition. Each year approximately 125 ensembles representing 22 nationalities enter the wind or string categories. These ensembles come from the nation's finest conservatories and schools of music. Since its founding, more than 6,800 musicians have participated, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in music performance and education. The 45th ANNUAL FISCHOFF COMPETITION takeS place May 11-13, 2018, at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Performances occur throughout each day and are free and open to the public. The closing Grand Prize Concert features three gold medal winners. It is ticketed and takes place May 13th, 3:30 p.m.) All Friday and Saturday performances are live-streamed at www.fischoff.org. For more information, contact: Ann Divine (ajdivine@fischoff.org; phone 574-631-0984); or visit www.fischoff.org.