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.