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International Chamber Music Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music”

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Past winners
Simply Quartet, 1st prize 2018 (category: String Quartet)
Duo Timoshenko & Desseva, 1st prize 2018 (category: Lied)
Trio Marvin, 2nd prize 2018 (category: Piano Trio)
Biography

The International Chamber Music Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” (FS&MM) was established by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in 1989. Right from the start, it was about bringing Schubert’s chamber music into relation with both new and the latest works for the corresponding lineup.

The competition is held triennially. The next edition in the two categories Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied) and Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello will take place in February 2021 (Duo: February 6-15, 2021; Trio: February 7-15, 2021).

The competition is open to the public in all rounds: February 7-12, 2021 as well as February 14, 2021(finals).

Entry conditions

Musicians born after February 15 1985 are eligible to apply.

Expenses

All participants receive a daily allowance of 60 EUR starting from the second round. (Note: there are no preliminary rounds).

The Jury

A complete list of jurors will be announced in autumn 2019

The next editions will be in February 2024 and February 2027.

Past Laureates

Simply Quartet – 1st prize 2018 (category: String Quartet)

Trio Marvin – 2nd prize 2018 (category: Piano Trio)

Mikhail Timoshenko (bass-baritone) and Elitsa Desseva (piano) – 1st prize 2018 (category: Lied)

Trio Atos – 1st prize 2006 (category: Piano Trio)

Peter Schöne (baritone) and Norie Takahashi (piano) – 1st prize and audience prize 2003 (category: Lied)

Jerusalem Quartet – 1st prize 1997 (category: String Quartet)

For more information, please visit the International Chamber Music Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music's website.

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SectionsDuo for Voice and Piano (Lied), Piano Trio
Deadline01 Apr - 21 Oct 2020
Finals14 Feb 2021
WhereGraz, Austria
Age groupsMusicians born after February 15 1985 are eligible.
Prizes

- Prize money totalling approximately 65,000 EUR
- Career consulting and supervision for selected prizewinners.
- Special awards and scholarships to play concerts (around 20 partnerships) and take part in masterclasses.
- Workshops in the fields of career planning, self-management and the music outreach.

Upcoming events
Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Lied category, first round

Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Lied category, first round

Contestants of the International Chamber Music Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music
Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Lied category, second round

Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Lied category, second round

Contestants of the International Chamber Music Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music
Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Lied category, semi-finals

Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Lied category, semi-finals

Contestants of the International Chamber Music Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music
Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Piano Trio category, first round

Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Piano Trio category, first round

Contestants of the International Chamber Music Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music
Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Piano Trio category, second round

Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Piano Trio category, second round

Contestants of the International Chamber Music Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music
Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Lied category, final

Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Lied category, final

Contestants of the International Chamber Music Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music
Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Piano Trio category, final

Franz Schubert and Modern Music Competition: Piano Trio category, final

Contestants of the International Chamber Music Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music