Schumann Chamber Music Prize Frankfurt

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International Competition for Piano Trio and Piano Quartet from 29 to 31 March 2022.

In March 2022, the HfMDK will be the meeting place for international chamber music ensembles. In the piano trio and piano quartet categories, they will compete for the Schumann Chamber Music Prize Frankfurt. The final round will take place at the Alte Oper as part of the renowned chamber music series of the Frankfurt Museum Society.

Inspiration Schumann - meeting point chamber music

The Schumann Chamber Music Prize Frankfurt is organized by the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) and substantially supported by the Dr. Marschner Foundation. Partners are the Frankfurter Museums-Gesellschaft, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Robert Schumann-Gesellschaft Frankfurt and the Festeburgkonzerte.

The Main metropolis had a special significance for Robert and Clara Schumann. Many contemporary composers also found and still find in Robert Schumann an important source of inspiration. That is why a work by Robert Schumann or one of his epochal companions is always a compulsory piece in the competition.

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Participating Ensembles

Participating Ensembles

Participating Ensembles

The jury

The jury

The top-class jury - with Erika Geldsetzer, Prof. Angelika Merkle, Prof. Krzysztof Chorzelski, Prof. Michael Uhde, Prof. Michael Sanderling and Prof. Natalia Prishepenko - determines the final prize-winning ensembles in three evaluation rounds.

Prizes

Prizes

All ensembles coming to Frankfurt will receive media exposure through live streams and radio recordings. Prize money totaling 18,000 euros and follow-up concerts await the winners. The Schumann Society also awards a special prize for the most impressive interpretation of a work by Robert Schumann or his companions. In addition, the jury members will be available to answer questions from each ensemble in detailed advisory discussions after the live rounds.

Prize money:

  • 1. Prize: 8,000 euros
  • 2. Prize: 6.000 Euro
  • 3. Prize: 4.000 Euro
  • Special prize of the Schumann Society: 2,000 euros

Coaching and consulting 'Ways into the future':

Following the competition, the three ensembles in the final round will also be given the opportunity for an individual workshop day. Here, the musicians sharpen their individual ensemble profile together with professionals from both the HfMDK and external consultants.

  • Goals of the workshop day: (Further) development of the individual ensemble profile, analysis of strengths and weaknesses, creation of a claim and the development of a specific repertoire

Venues

Venues

The international chamber music competition will be held at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) and the Alte Oper Frankfurt. The final round with the awarding of an audience prize will take place on March 31, 2022 in the Mozart Saal of the Alte Oper.

Participation

Participation

Contact

Contact

Contact the competition office: wettbewerb@orga.hfmdk-frankfurt.de

Postal address
Schumann Chamber Music Award Frankfurt - Competition Office
c/o University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt
Eschersheimer Landstr. 29-39
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main

Artistic direction

Organizational management

Sponsors and Partners

Sponsors and Partners

Sponsors

Dr. Marschner Foundation

Partner

  • Frankfurter Museums-Gesellschaft e.V.
  • Robert Schumann Society Frankfurt am Main e.V.
  • Alte Oper Frankfurt
  • HfMDK Foundation
  • Festeburg Concerts

Media partner

hr2 culture

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