Welcome to the Max-Reger-Institute (MRI),
the centre of Reger research

The Max Reger Institute aims to make the life and work of the composer known to a wider public. It is open to experts and interested laymen alike: The extensive collection and the library make the institute a treasure trove for all interested parties. You can find initial information on the homepage and the Max Reger Portal, also on Reger's 150th birthday in 2023.



Out now: Schreiben - Denken - Komponieren. Regers Skizzen zum Klarinettenquintett

In the new volume of the Max Reger Institute series, Franziska Reich explores Reger's creative process from the draft to the finished work on the basis of the Clarinet Quintet in A major, op. 146. The sketches are fully transcribed and thus allow a direct view into the workshop.

Published by Carus-Verlag

On the occasion of the 150th birthdays of Max Reger and his musician friend Karl Straube, who actively contributed to Reger's reputation as a composer, especially in his early years as a performer, the Max Reger Institute presents the wide range of facets of this artist friendship between inspiration and influence.


The European Chamber Music Competition is organised by the Max Reger Institute Karlsruhe, the City of Karlsruhe and the International Max Reger Society e.V., with the kind support of the Karlsruhe University of Music.

With chamber music, the competition promotes an important part of musical life that offers excellent young musicians special career opportunities. By including Max Reger in the competition programme, the competition provides impulses for the cultivation of this composer's work.