Competition

Repertoire

The following repertoire has to be prepared for the 2020 competition (the songs must be sung by heart and in the original language):


  • 8 songs by Franz Schubert
    Parts of song cycles are allowed. 
  • 8 songs by Hugo Wolf
    Parts of song cycles are allowed. 
  • 3 songs by Richard Strauss and/or Hans Pfitzner
  • 3 songs by Claude Debussy and/or Ernest Chausson
  • 2 songs out of Stefan Heucke’s and Hauke Berheide’s new settings of poems by Friedrich Hölderlin commissioned by the IHWA 
    The sheet music will be sent on request at info@ihwa.de.
  • 1 further setting of a poem by Friedrich Hölderlin by a composer of your own choice
    (not allowed are songs which require a prepared piano)


After the registration the submitted repertoire of the participants is binding and cannot subsequently be altered.

Rounds

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

 

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

  • three songs of the participants choice will be performed from the submitted repertoire
  • the programme must not exceed 15 minutes in duration

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

 

  • five songs will be performed from the submitted repertoire; two songs will be chosen by the jury and three by the candidates, whereof one has to be one of the new Hölderlin-settings by Stefan Heucke or Hauke Behreide; 
  • the programme must not exceed 20 minutes in duration 
  • the programme of the 2nd round will be determined after the end of the 1st round

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

 

  • eight songs will be performed from the submitted repertoire, four chosen by the jury and four by the candidates
  • the programme must not exceed 30 minutes in duration
  • the programme of the 3rd round will be determined after the end of the 2nd round

 

The prizewinners will be announced publically after the end of the final round. 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2020

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

Representatives of radio and television stations, artist managements, festivals and concert promotion agencies will be invited to the competition – particularly to the finals on October 3 and the prizewinners' concert on October 4, 2020.

Registration form

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