Liedakademie year 2023/24

New Liedakademie year begins in October

Application possible online from June 1

The Heidelberger Frühling Liedzentrum is awarding up to 12 scholarships for the Heidelberger Frühling Liedakademie 2023/24 in the form of a one-year support programme under the artistic direction of Thomas Hampson. The scholarship holders will have the opportunity to take part in a total of four modules of the Heidelberger Frühling Liedakademie in Heidelberg and Berlin free of charge. The programme includes master classes with Thomas Hampson and renowned co-teachers in the field of song composition and interpretation. In addition, the Liedakademie offers a varied supporting program of workshops, coaching sessions, and discussion formats dealing with topics such as language coaching, in-depth study of content, career management, concert programming, mental training, and so on. In addition, all selected scholarship holders will have the opportunity to present themselves in public master classes and concerts. Accommodation, travel and course costs will be covered or reimbursed as part of the scholarship, and in return the scholarship holders agree to participate in public performances and concerts as part of the modules, free of charge.

Applications are open to

-singers and pianists

-born in 1994 or later

The following must be submitted

-curriculum vitae

-Portrait photos

-3 video recordings (1 song of free choice by Franz Schubert / 1 song of free choice by Hugo Wolf / 1 song of free choice by Johannes Brahms)

-repertoire list

Singers and pianists can name a duo partner in their application and perform together in case of participation in the audition. However, the evaluation of the application as well as the performance in the audition will be done individually.

All information about the programme, application, auditions, rights for image and sound recordings and privacy are detailled in the Terms and Conditions of participation.

How to apply?

From June 1 to July 10, the application form will be available on the Classical Music application platform Muvac and can be filled out and submitted there. We recommend to first register on Muvac, fill in your personal data and CV, and upload the documents and media needed for the application (see above). Only then start filling out the application form, as it is not possible to jump between the form and the personal profile.

Register on Muvac
To the application form

Liedakademie year 2022/23

143 talented pianists and singers from all over the world applied online for the 2022/23 year of the Liedakademie. Of the 45 who were allowed to present their skills at the auditions in Heidelberg, 11 were accepted into the high-caliber, year-round sponsorship program.

Mira Alkhovic Soprano
Alla Belova Piano
Josua Bernbeck Baritone
Gerrit Illenberger Baritone
David Kennedy Baritone
Cole Knutson Piano
Lyla Levy-Jordan Mezzo-soprano/Alto
Birita Poulsen Soprano
Jonas Müller Baritone
Jakob Schad Bass baritone/Bass
Nadine Süssenbach Mezzo-soprano/Alto
Yuriko Watanabe Piano

Audition & Module I
October 11-15, 2022, Heidelberg

Module II
January 16-22, 2023
Schubert Week, Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin*

Module III
April 20-23, 2023, Heidelberg

Module IV
June 11 - 17, 2023, Liedfestival 2023, Heidelberg

*Modul III in cooperation with the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin