Every year thousands of students graduate from music colleges, academies and private schools. They are all highly trained, but how can they turn a vocation into a career? For many graduates the transition to the working world is challenging. Participation in international competitions is often the only chance that students have to appear in front of a wider audience, to measure themselves against their contemporaries and to test that all important stage presence and strength of nerves. To this end “Das Lied” offers event organisers and agents a non-binding opportunity to evaluate young artists and new voices in a competition atmosphere with an high-caliber jury. “Das Lied” also allows the numerous and interested audience, through comparative listening, to learn more about Lied and its interpretations and to enjoy the young hopeful talent.

Thomas Quasthoff
Founder of „Das Lied“