University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Office for competitions

Leonhardstraße 15
A-8010 Graz, Österreich

T: +43 316 389 1900


During the competition

House of Music and Music Theatre (MUMUTH)
Leonhardstraße 15
A-8010 Graz, Austria

Phone: +43(0)316/389-1900

Opening hours during the competition:

9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
1.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


General Secretary FS&MM Competition
M: +43 664 88761832
P: +43 316 389 1142, 1900

Stefanie NÖST
Deputy Head, international Cooperations, Social Media
M: +43 664 88761829
P: +43 316 389 1140, 1900

Organisational support, Website
P: +43 316 389 1907

Executive Committee of the Competition

Dr. Georg SCHULZ, Rector of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Joseph BREINL Professor of Lied Interpretation│Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied)

Chia CHOU Professor of Chamber Music – Piano │Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello

Honorary President

Otto KOLLERITSCH, Rector emeritus

The International Competition "Franz Schubert and Modern Music" (FS&MM) is a chamber music competition founded by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in 1989 and has since been offered every three years.

The FS&MM is not a competition like any other. Right from the start, it was about bringing Schubert's chamber music into relation with new and newest works for suitable ensembles. The expansion of the chamber music repertoire is actively pursued with composition competitions and commissioned works. With around 100,000 euros prize money, he is one of the most highly endowed music competitions worldwide.

The 11th FS&MM will take place from February 5 to 14, 2022!


Future-oriented and professionally, this competition is looking for creative, imaginative, curious and at the same time high-level music personalities who can reach and touch their listeners in a variety of ways through chamber music interaction. In return, in addition to prize money totaling around € 100,000, we offer the winners career counseling and support as well as all participating workshops in the areas of career planning, self-management and music education.

With this competition, the Graz University of Arts fulfills its responsibility to enable young musicians to determine their position on the way from their studies to professionalism, as well as to confront the reality of a competitive career. High-caliber and internationally recognized jurors meet these ambitious requirements and contribute their qualified feedback to make this competition a significant milestone in the artistic development of the participants.

This competition is clearly positioned as a competition of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and is meant to transport key themes of the university, such as Audience Engagement. Thus, a special prize for Audience Engagement will be awarded. "Franz Schubert and the Modern Music" is associated with the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) - a prestigious institution that represents only a handful of selected classical music competitions. Apart from the entire organization of the competition - the preparation as well as the follow-up - the Competitions Office (led by Britta Reininghaus) is also working with Aimée Paret to cultivate and rebuild collaborations with concert promoters, both nationally and internationally for prizeinners.

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