• Ensembles 2022

    Ensembles 2022



    1st prize: € 9,000,- plus 6 months of career consulting and guidance

    2nd prize: € 6,500,-

    3rd prize: € 4,500,-

    SPECIAL PRIZE: € 1,000,-

    Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work of Judith Weir

    >> More information about the prizes

    >>Project Prize "NEW FORMATS" - Competition in Competition<<

    € 2,000,-

    The prize money is stated as gross amount and is subject to the payment modalities of Austrian tax legislation.



    Please note the new conditions!


    Until February 5, 2022: video submission on Muvac by all invited ensembles with the repertoire of the 2nd round (unfortunately, the repertoire of the 1st round is no longer relevant)
    The video must be uncut and recorded in the best possible quality. The videos of those ensembles that advance to the semi-finals will be put online on our website after the semi-finalists have been announced.

    February 6 - 11, 2022:  Jury evaluation phase and decision meeting

    February 14, 2022: Announcement of semi-finalists

    Summer Chamber Music Festival: July 20 - 24, 2022: Semi-finals and finals on-site in Graz
    July 21, 2022: Semi-finals
    July 23, 2022: Finals
    Repertoire as originally announced

    July 24, 2022: #career feedback and career day


    Zusatzinformation zum Repertoire // Additional information regarding the repertoire:

    Das Repertoire des 1. Durchgangs ist aufgrund der Adaptierungen durch Corona nicht zur Aufführung gekommen. // The repertoire of the 1st round was not performed due to the corona situation.

    2. Durchgang: Video-Runde // 2nd round: Video Round

    >>Repertoire LIED<<

    The essential feature of this competition is the juxtaposition of modern and traditional music. 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.

    As part of the repertoire, the participants are invited to rehearse compulsory pieces - one of the prizewinning works of the International Composition Competition Lied Duo*, which was advertised in advance of the FS&MM by the University of Music and Performing Arts. Those will be sent to the participants after the registration deadline. In addition, a commissioned work by a renowned composer - this time Judith Weir could be won over for the composition commission - is to be rehearsed for the final round. The scores will be handed over to the participants in the final after the semi-finals.

    * Prizewinning works of the International Composition Competition Lied Duo 2020: Luciano Correa Barraza with "Vértigo" and Gianluca Iadema with "Wirbel".



    Online round (Video will be online from mid February 2022)
    Semi-finals: July 21, 2022
    Finals: July 23, 2022

    House of Music and Music Theatre (MUMUTH),
    Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz




    Eligible for participation are musicians of all nations and stateless persons who were born after 15 February, 1985.

    Generally, participants can only take part in one category and with one ensemble. Exceptions require the consent of the competition management.