Das Lied –
International Song Competition

... is a song competition that is held in Berlin every two years. It offers young, highly talented singers a platform to perform and an important career opportunity. The competition seeks to emphasize and animate Lied as a musical genre.

Competition 2015

17th – 22th
February
2015

The competition will be held in the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin

Registration Competition 2015

1st September
– 31st October
2014

Singers and Lied Duos from all over the world, born in 1983 or later.

Je weiter meine Stimme dringt

Repertoire 2015

For the 2015 competition a total of 30 songs from these composers are to be prepared:

Franz Schubert
Robert Franz
Benjamin Britten

Jury 2015

  • Thomas Quasthoff (Chair)
  • Bernarda Fink
  • Felicity Lott
  • John Gilhooly
  • Helga Machreich
  • Dominique Meyer
  • Charles Spencer
  • Richard Stokes

Welcome from Thomas Quasthoff

Everyone needs to have dreams.

“My greatest lifelong dream – to sing, and to be allowed to sing – is fulfilled every day. I share this dream by supporting and encouraging young singers as they start their careers.
For many years, I have dedicated myself to Lied, and it is my deepest desire to preserve this art form. I sincerely hope that Liederabend become a regular fixture in concert calendars and that young singers will dedicate themselves once again to Lied genre.”

Impressions from past competitions

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