Competition

Requirements for entry

Here you can download the competition rules 2020 and all relevant information on the competition.

The International Art Song Competition Stuttgart 2020 is open to singers and pianists of all nations born after December 31, 1986. One may participate only once in the competition 2020 (e. g. a pianist may not accompany more than one singer in the competition 2020).


A preliminary jury will decide which candidates will be invited to participate in the competition, selecting up to 36 duos from among the registrations that arrive completely and on time. The sessions of the preliminary jury are confidential. The decisions are final; no explanations will be given. There is no legal recourse. 


The order of performance in all rounds will be decided by way of a random draw. The order cannot be changed during the course of the competition.


Each member of the jury has one vote. 


After the final round, the chairwoman of the jury will publicly announce the competition results in presence of all jury members. The jury’s decision at any stage of the competition is final, not open to discussion or correspondence and not subject to legal appeal. 


Candidates who do not reach the next stage will be given an opportunity, if they so wish, to discuss their performances in private with members of the jury.


A fair competition for all participants is absolute priority and highest target of the promoter. To achieve the highest possible transparency, a representative of the head of competition will attend all jury sessions as a neutral bystander. He will ensure that the competition rules are observed. He also acts as a contact person for the candidates in all questions concerning the competition.

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.

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