Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. (Victor Hugo)

Hugo’s quote is this blog’s leitmotiv. Whether Schubert or modern music, music is music is music. It expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. We are up to catch the can-not-be-said-atmosphere during the whole FS&MM and we won’t be silent either!


Marshall McGuire: "Audience engagement is the key to doing everything."

Marshall McGuire, director of programming at Melbourne Recital Centre and harpist, was a juror at the 2018 FS&MM in the category "Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello". In conversation with Jennifer Ronyak he talks about the process of evaluation in the competition, shares his thoughts on trends in chamber Music, and on the importance of audience engagement nowadays.

What is going on here?

What’s happening in the run-up to the competition? How is the atmosphere during the competition? On this blog you can find pictures, video clips and backstories on the FS&MM since 2012. So please feel free to take a close look behind the scenes of this unique competition – Stay tuned with us!

Who produces the blog content?

The multimedia agency Schubidu Quartet, who also relaunched the FS&MM’s official website, is the copyright holder of the content posted on this blog. The four so-called Schubidus are Magdalena Kahr, Antonia Pokorn, Thomas Raggam, and Chia-Tyan Yang. This blog is written in German in the first place, but also occasionally in English. Further editors are: Britta Reininghaus, Sabine Göritzer, Sabine Laller and Stefanie Nöst.