With prize money totalling 37,000 euros, “Das Lied” is one of the most highly endowed competitions of its kind. In addition, the winners can look forward to appearances at renowned concert halls and music festivals. The endowment of the prizes for the next edition of “Das Lied” in 2021 may vary if necessary and will be announced with the “Call for audition” in 2020.


1st prize:

15.000 Euro

kindly donated by
Manfred Lautenschläger Stiftung

2nd prize:

7.500 Euro

3rd Prize:

5.000 Euro

Pianist Prize:

5.000 Euro

Prize for most promising future talent:

2.500 Euro

kindly donated by

Freundeskreis Heidelberger Frühling

Any of the prizes could be be shared or some not awarded at all – this lies entirely at the jury’s discretion.

Audience prize:

2.000 Euro

In addition to the prize money, the prizewinners are referred to various festivals and organisers. In the past The Kölner Philharmonie, the Lucerne Festival, the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg Austria, the Wiener Musikverein, the Musikgesellschaft in Basel and the Wigmore Hall in London were among our partners. Event and cooperation partners for the 2021 competition will be announced shortly.