Musicians of the 21st Century are constantly challenged to find new ways to
- foster relationships between “their” art and diverse persons
- give access or deepen experiences with music
The growing importance of this demand was the impulse to award a Special Prize covering this topic at the International Chamber Music “Franz Schubert and Modern Music”. This prize will be awarded for the second time in 2022.
We are seeking formats, projects and activities that could open up to the audience new perspectives on the artistic content of the competition, namely chamber music, or make this music accessible to people who are not yet familiar with it.
The demand is for innovative concepts for a defined project planned in the future by any particular ensemble. These can be activities within the concert (explaining the programme, preparing the scene or arranged in an interdisciplinary manner with other artistic partners), or indeed activities just before or after the concert, whether within or outside the performance location.
- Conditions for Participation
Conditions for Participation
All participants of the 11th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” are entitled to participate. The prize is independent of the chamber music competition and has no influence on its results; it will be awarded by an extra jury.
A project proposal is to be submitted (max. three A4 pages):
- topic of the project including an answer to the question: What makes this presentation approach special?
- project format (e.g. stage-managed concert, installation, workshop, community project, digital format…)
- target audience including age range
- artists and mediators involved (plus biography of persons involved who don’t participate in the FS&MM competition)
- outline plan of costs
- All kind of accompanying material is welcome (for example link, website, recording, etc.)
Those who want to check if the concept works well can use the tool “Compass Music Mediation“ for an evaluation (available in German, English & French).
- Submission Deadline
All participants of the 11th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” are entitled to participate. As part of the Online Application for the 11th International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music”, participants will be able to indicate if they would like to take part in this “competition in competition”.
Submission deadline for the concept: December 1, 2021 via e-mail to sonderpreis(at)kug.ac.at (for related questions too)
The prize is independent of the chamber music competition and has no influence on its results; it will be awarded by an extra jury.
Subject: NEW FORMATS
- Prize money
Procedure: The jury will nominate a maximum of 5 finalists and among them, choose the prizewinning project.
Prize money: € 2,000
In addition to awarding the prize money, the University of Music and Performing Arts will endeavour to assist with enabling the implementation and documentation of the prizewinning project and provide professional support.
All finalists will receive individual coachings on site to refine their ideas. Additionally, finalists will be able to do a pitch and thus present their project on the #career day (February 12, 2022) as part of the panel discussion with jurors and guests.
An independent jury – consisting of Annett Baumeister (Heidelberger Frühling), Dietrich Henschel (Baritone), and chaired by Constanze Wimmer – KUG Vice Rector for Academic and International Affairs & Professor of Artistic Outreach – will select a maximum of 5 finalists and, among them, the prizewinning project in January 2022. The prize will be awarded during the 11th International Competition, which will take place from February 5-14, 2022 at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz.
- Prizewinners Audience Engagement 2018
Prizewinners Audience Engagement 2018
Want to know who was awarded with this prize in 2018? Here’s a short video clip that shows the realization of the concept “Surround Sound Sessions” by Gildas Quartet, which received the 1st prize at the FS&MM 2018: