DUO FOR VOICE AND PIANO (LIED)
It is encouraging and surprising how many young singers embrace the challenge of engaging in the particular repertoire of this competition, of incorporating it into their own language and individual statement. It is only seemingly a juxtaposition between the songs of Schubert and those of the classical modern or new and contemporary music. Much of Schubert is still "outrageous" in the truest sense, a part of the "modern" repertoire is now almost a hundred years old. The latest contemporary trends and compositions are to be discovered yet, for the finalists it is the first time to rehearse and premiere a song by the renowned composer Isabel Mundry - a musical adventure for the participants and the audience!
As newly appointed leader of the competition section "Duo for voice and piano (Lied)" I would like to thank my esteemed colleague and predecessor Christine Whittlesey. Under her leadership, the section has secured itself a place among the most prestigious song competitions. The structures, which have evolved over many years, must be carefully preserved and further developed, and the affectionate cultivation of the open and inspiring atmosphere of the competition must be maintained. A close contact and exchange with the jury members, an honest survey and a sincere feedback on the performances shown as well as support for the artistic future should make the competition a long-lasting event for the young participants, a special stage on their artistic path.
Eligible for participation are musicians of all nations who were born after 15 February, 1985.
1st prize: € 9.000,- plus 6 months of career consulting and guidance
2nd prize: € 6.500,-
3rd prize: € 4.500,-
SPECIAL PRIZE: € 1.000,-
Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work.
SPECIAL PRIZE FOR AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT: € 2.000,-
All participants of the 11th FS&MM are eligible to participate. We cordially invite you to apply for this prize, which is awarded independently from the results of the chamber music competition. We are looking for creative projects in the field of audience engagement.
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CONCERTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
The repertoire for the 11th FS&MM 2021 will be available on this page in winter 2019!
The essential feature of this competition is the juxtaposition of modern and traditional music. Right from the start, it was about bringing Schubert's chamber music into relation with new and newest works for suitable ensembles. The expansion of the chamber music repertoire is actively pursued with composition competitions and commissioned works.
As part of the repertoire, the participants are invited to rehearse compulsory pieces. A compulsory piece is the prize-winning work of the International Composition Competition Lied, which is advertised in advance of the FS&MM by the University of Music and Performing Arts and will be sent to the participants after the registration deadline. In addition, a commissioned work by a renowned composer - this time Judith Weir could be won over for the composition commission - is to be rehearsed for the final round. The scores will be handed over to the participants in the final after the semi-finals.
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TIME & PLACE
Please note: Application will be possible from April 1, 2020