Conditions of participation



Eligible to participate are professional singers accompanied by their pianists of any nationality, aged 20 to 40 (born after January, 1. 1981- Dezember 31, 2000) years for singers, and min. 20 years for pianists.


Participation is also possible without having an own accompaniment. In this case, an arrival two days before the start of the competition is required in order to rehearse with our pianists.

The winners of the competition agree to take part in the final concert (Friday, March 26, 2021), in a program compiled by the jury.

The arrival date for all participants with their accompanists is March 21, 2021.


Participation is at own expense. The participation fee is € 30 (accompanying pianist included) to be payed as part of conditions for the registration till 30.November 2020, 24:00.

Way of payment:

Bank - transer from a Euro-Account on the account of the society:

Ars Augusta e.V.

Sparkasse Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien

IBAN: DE54 8505 0100 0232 0503 92   


Or PayPal (account:






To register for the competition, please fill out the full registration form and send it by Monday, November 30th, 2020 at midnight together with the following documents to:


Required Documents:

1. Completed registration form  (English or German)

2. Current short biography (approx. 1200 characters)

3. Current representative photography (good quality)

4. Further link to a current demo recording (two audio or video, Lied/Oratorio/Opera)

5. Scan of an identity card.

6. Proof of payment of the admission fee (30 €)

Notice: The confirmation of the qualification will be communicated within three days after the registration.


1st prize: € 6,000, recitals and 1 sound recording

2nd prize: € 4,000, recitals and 1 sound recording

3rd prize: € 2,000, recital and 1 sound recording

Special prize for the best piano accompaniment: € 1,000

The Sudety Philharmonic Józef Wiłkomirski in Wałbrzych, funded the award in the form of a concert in the season 2021/2022 for singers who will take the first three places.

The award winners' concerts are paid for and take place in the following locations:

- Wolf Ferrari House, Ottobrunn near Munich, Germany (2021)

- Schubertiada Festival, Barcelona, ​​Spain (2022)

- Schloss Kuppritz, Saxony (2021)

and other venues.


Prof. Britta Schwarz

Alt, University of Music and Performing Arts, Dresden


Prof. Dr. Marek Rzepka

Bass, University of Music and Performing Arts, Hanover


Prof. Alexander Schmalcz

Pianist and song accompanist, University of Music and Performing Arts, Leipzig


Viktor Medem

Director Asociación Franz Schubert, Festival Schubertiada, coordinator Barcelona Obertura

Ewa Strusinska

Conductor, musical director Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz


Bartosz Żurakowski

First Conductor of the Sudeten Philharmonic, artistic director Festival "Belle Voci"

Alexandros Charkiolakis

Chairman, Society of Friends of Music, Megaron Mousikis Athinon (Athens)


Eleni Ioannidou

Soprano, artistic director Ars-Augusta e.V.

Repertoire - rounds

Each participant should prepare a program of 12 songs (approximately 40 minutes) from the repertoire list below, including at least four Schubert songs and at least one song in Greek. The songs should be sung in the original language and by heart. Transposing is allowed. Separate songs from cycles are also allowed.

Note: If the 12 songs together last less than 35 minutes, several songs in a cycle (e.g. by Ravel, Lourié or Kralik) can be rated as one song.

First round

F. Schubert: Two songs selected from the list below.

Charles Gounod: "A une jeune grecque" (women) or "Maid of Athens" (men)

Semifinals - finals

From the given program of 12 songs.

Semifinals: 20min (the jury will choose)

Finale: 20min (the jury will choose)

Repertoire list: Link .

Places, addresses

Gerhart Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau.

Demianiplatz 1, D-02826 Görlitz



Ars-Augusta eV

Augustastrasse 6, D-02826 Görlitz

Tel. +49 3581 8778460


Arrival / accommodation in Görlitz

We recommend the following cheap accommodation options. We are in negotiations with the owners for special prices for the participants of the competition. Information available soon.

By train

Direct train from Wroclaw, Dresden, Berlin and Zittau.

By bus

Flixbus from Wroclaw, Berlin, Dresden.

By plane

Berlin Schoenefeld. Train to Görlitz

Wroclaw. Then train to Görlitz

Dresden. Then train to Görlitz

Overnight stay / catering in Görlitz

We recommend the following cheap accommodation options. We are in negotiations with the owners for special prices for the participants of the competition.

Overnight stay:

Peregrinus (in the historic centre, with rehearsal rooms and piano) Website

2-Room appartment with piano near the theater AirBnB

Best Western Hotel via Regia (Sponsor) Booking

Alte Offenfabrik   Website    Google-Maps

Pension zu Wartburg (room with piano)  Website   Google-Maps

Villa Ephraim    Booking    Google-Maps

Hotelik   Google-Maps


(We look for partners for special prices for the participants.)

About the city of Görlitz


Plakat EN

Informative Broschüre EN

Informative brochure DE

Registration form EN

Registrastion form DE