The international competition “Das Lied” was launched in 2009 by Thomas Quasthoff and within a very short time has established itself as one of the most important singing competitions worldwide. The goal is to promote great song singers of the younger generation. It also offers the opportunity for audiences, organizers, festivals and agencies to discover the voices of tomorrow. In addition to prize money of 40,000 euros, the prize winners will be given concerts in internationally renowned concert halls. Previously based in Berlin, the competition has been organized by the Heidelberger Frühling Liedzentrum since 2017. After the cancellation of the 2021 competition due to the pandemic, promising singing talents from all over the world will once again come together in Heidelberg from 1 to 5. 3. 2023.



The application for the 2023 competition was open until August 31, 2022 for singers and pianists born in 1991 or later. All information about the application, competition procedure and repertoire can be found in the conditions of participation.




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