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

Sparkasse Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien

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:

Required Documents:

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 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

Ulrich Kern

First conductor and deputy music director of the Gerhart-Hauptmann Theater in Görlitz

Bartosz Żurakowski

Principal Conductor of the Sudeten Philharmonic, Artistic Director of the "Belle Voci" Festival

Alexandros Charkiolakis

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

Eleni Ioannidou

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.

First round

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 .


places, addresses

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

By train

Direct train from Wroclaw, Dresden, Berlin and Zittau.

By bus

Flixbus from Wroclaw, Berlin, Dresden.

By plane

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.

Overnight stay:

Peregrinus hostel (rehearsal rooms with piano available) website

Apartment with piano close to the theater AirBnB

Best Western Hotel via Regia (Sponsor) Booking

Old open factory  site   Google Maps

Pension in Wartburg  site   Google Maps

Villa Ephraim   booking g   Google Maps

Hotelik   Google Maps

About the city of Goerlitz