PIANO TRIO

Another competition? Who still cares about that nowadays? One could argue about that endlessly, but the FS&MM competition has a lot to offer that's is still up to date. In recent years, we have been experiencing a renaissance of chamber music: new talented trios appear everywhere and seek their way onto the stage.

As one of the few existing piano trio competitions and with repertoire requirements that offer every ensemble a lot of artistic freedom, we are an ideal presentation medium for young piano trios. Personally, I think that a chamber music competition offers a very different kind of excitement and mood compared to a soloist competition: A group is being displayed and the procesdses that come to light are enormously appealing.

I invite you to join in and experience the unique atmosphere here in Graz!

Chia CHOU

Eligible for participation are musicians of all nations who were born after 15 February, 1985.

  • JURY
  • TIME & PLACE

    TIME & PLACE

    from February 8 to 12, 2021 (1st and 2nd round)
    and on February 14, 2021 (final)

    György-Ligeti-Saal,
    Haus für Musik und Musiktheater (MUMUTH),
    Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz

  • AWARDS

    AWARDS

    1st prize: € 13.600,- 6 months of career consulting and guidance

    2nd prize: € 9.750,-

    3rd prize: € 6.750,-

    SPECIAL PRIZE: € 2.000,-
    Prize for the best interpretation of the Composition-Competition-winning 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.

     

  • CONCERTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

    CONCERTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

    Additionally, prizewinners are provided with scholarships, concert engagements and radio recordings.

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  • REPERTOIRE

    REPERTOIRE

    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 a compulsory piece - the award-winning work of the international composition competition for trio for piano, violin and violoncello which will be published by the University of Music and Performing Arts before the FS&MM and handed over to the participants after the deadline.

  • APPLICATION

    APPLICATION

    Please note: Application will be possible from April 1, 2020

    Necessary steps for the application:


    Please create a zip file with the following documents that you will upload during the application process:

    1. a. proof of payment application fee
      b. pianist passport/ID
      c. pianist declaration of rights
      d. pianist biography
      e. violinist passport/ID
      f. violinist declaration of rights
      g. violinist biography
      h. cellist passport/ID
      i. cellist declaration of rights
      j. cellist biography
      k. photo of each applicant OR ensemble photo
      l. (optional) ensemble biography

    2. Think about whether you are interested in the Special Prize for Audience Engagement. If so, you can download it here.

    Please note: Application will be possible from April 1, 2020