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.
IBAN: DE54 8505 0100 0232 0503 92
Or PayPal (account: )
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the corona restrictions, it was decided to change the registration deadline as follows: December 23, 2020 (12:00 o´ clock in Görlitz).
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: Non-qualified artists will receive a refund of the participation fee, less eventual transfer fees. 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
Director Asociación Franz Schubert, Festival Schubertiada, coordinator Barcelona Obertura
Conductor, musical director Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz
First Conductor of the Sudeten Philharmonic, artistic director Festival "Belle Voci"
Chairman, Society of Friends of Music, Megaron Mousikis Athinon (Athens)
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.
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 .
Gerhart Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau.
Demianiplatz 1, D-02826 Görlitz
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.
Direct train from Wroclaw, Dresden, Berlin and Zittau.
Flixbus from Wroclaw, Berlin, Dresden.
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.
2-Room appartment with piano near the theater AirBnB
Best Western Hotel via Regia (Sponsor) Booking
(We look for partners for special prices for the participants.)
About the city of Görlitz
Registration form EN
Registrastion form DE