The background of the FS&MM

The International Competition "Franz Schubert and the Music of Modernity" (FS & MM) is a chamber music competition founded by the Kunstuniversität Graz in 1989. Since then it has been offered every three years and brings young musicians from all over the world to Graz. The audience can enjoy a multi-day festival of chamber music - with free admission.

Right from the start, it was about bringing Schubert's chamber music into relation with new and newest works for suitable ensembles. In addition, the expansion of the chamber music repertoire with compositional competitions and commissioned works is actively pursued.

The International Competition "Franz Schubert and the Music of the Modern Age", which is one of the highest endowed music competitions in the world with approximately 100,000 Euro prize money, is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and the Alink-Argerich-Foundation.

When will the next competition take place?

The 11th International Chamber Music Competition "Franz Schubert and the Music of the Modern Age" (FS&MM) will take place from 6.-15. February 2021 in the divisions duo for voice and piano (Lied) and trio for piano, violin and cello.

| Foto: Wolfgang Hummer
| Foto: Wolfgang Hummer