Conditions of Participation
The First International Song Competition "Bolko von Hochberg" was originally planned for March 22-25, 2021. Due to the Corona regulations in Saxony, it did not take place and was postponed to June 12-16, 2022.
Eligible to participate are Duos of singers and pianists of any nationality aged 20 to 40 years (born between January 1, 1981-December 31, 2000) for the singers and from 20 years for the pianists.
It is also possible to participate without pianist.
Participation is at the participators own expense.
The participation fee is €30 per duo to be paid into the association’s account (via a euro account):
Ars Augusta eV
IBAN: DE54 85 0501 0002 3205 0392
To register for the competition, please fill out the complete registration form (link below) and send it by together with the following documents to the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Completed registration form ( English or German )
2. Current short biography (approx. 800 characters)
3. Recent representative photography (good quality)
4. Further link to a current demo recording (two audio or video, song/opera/oratorio but please only links)
5. Scan of an ID card.
6. Proof of payment of the admission fee (30 €)
Confirmation of qualification will be communicated within three days of 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 Sudeten Philharmonic "Józef Wiłkomirski" in Waldenburg is donating a prize in the form of a concert in the 2022/2023 season for singers who will take the first three places.
Concerts by the award winners will be remunerated and will take place in the following locations:
September 17.th Wolf-Ferrari-Haus in Ottobrunn/München: Liederabend "Hellas"
Professor Britta Schwarz
Alt, University of Music and Performing Arts, Dresden
Prof Ewa Biegas
Soprano, Academy of Music "Karol Szymanowski" in Katowice, Poland
Professor Alexander Schmalcz
Pianist and song accompanist, University of Music and Performing Arts, Leipzig
First conductor and deputy music director of the Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater in Görlitz
Principal Conductor of the Sudeten Philharmonic, Artistic Director of the "Belle Voci" Festival
Chairman, Society of Friends of Music, Megaron Mousikis Athinon (Athens)
Soprano, artistic direction Ars-Augusta eV
Repertoire - rounds
Each participant should prepare a program of 12 songs (about 40 minutes) from the following repertoire list, including at least four Schubert songs and at least one song in Greek. The songs should be sung in the original language and without sheet music. Selection of songs from the cycles and transposing is allowed.
Note: If the 12 songs together last less than 35 minutes, several songs from a cycle (e.g. by Ravel, Lourié or Kralik) may be judged as one song.
F. Schubert: Two songs selected from the following List.
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
Ars Augusta eV
Augustastrasse 6, D-02826 Görlitz
Phone +49 3581 8778460
Arrival/overnight stay in Görlitz
Direct train from Wroclaw, Dresden, Berlin and Zittau.
Flixbus from Wroclaw, Berlin, Dresden.
Berlin Schoenefeld. Train to Gorlitz
Wroclaw. Then train to Görlitz
Dresden. Then train to Görlitz
Overnight stay / meals 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. Info available soon.
Apartment with piano close to the theater AirBnB
Best Western Hotel via Regia (Sponsor) Booking
About the city of Goerlitz