12th International Chamber Music Competition Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne 2025


Submission period

Mon Jul 1 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Tue Sep 24 at 09:59PM UTC

Results date

Fri Nov 15 at 05PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

application fee of € 140.- for duos / € 210.- for trios


Age limit: born after February 15, 1989
This triennial chamber music competition is held in three categories: Lied (evaluated as a duo) and Piano Trio and this time also Piano Duo as a new category. The artistic board consists of Joseph Breinl, Chia Chou and Sivan-Silver-Garburg & Gil Garburg under the chair of Rector Georg Schulz.

An essential and internationally unique element of this competition is to compare contemporary music with the works of Schubert on an equal footing and equal value. The challenge of seriously dealing with modernity is an important incentive for young musicians to connect to today. Top-class and internationally recognized jurors face this ambitious challenge and, with their qualified feedback, contribute to making this competition a significant milestone in the artistic development of the participants. Another key element is our commitment to designing this competition to be as relevant to participants’ profession and future as possible: it can be considered as a link between the participants’ university studies and the entry into professional life.

Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne is associated with the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) - a prestigious institution that represents selected classical music competitions, and is also member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation (AAF).

Age limit: born after February 15, 1989
Application starting from July 1, 2024 via muvac until September 24, 2024
Prize money in total € 74,000 plus career consultancy for first prize winners

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