From a total of 131 applications from all over the world, 27 duos were admitted to participate in the Heidelberger Frühling Wettbewerb "Das Lied". They come from 20 different nations from five continents, from Italy to South Korea, Australia and USA to Brazil.

With selected songs by Aribert Reimann, Franz Schubert and Viktor Ullmann, they will present their skills on Day 2 of the First Round, which began on March 1, in order to qualify for the Semifinal on March 3. The Final and Prize Ceremony will take place on March 5.

They will be judged by a top-class jury chaired by competition founder Thomas Quasthoff. The winners will receive prize money and performance opportunities.

With the Competition Pass all rounds and the prize ceremony of the competition can be visited. For each day there are also day tickets available.

Admission is free for students, trainees and pupils. All competition rounds will be broadcast via free livestream on Facebook and the website.

Procedure First Round - Day 2:

9.45 am Opening of hall (free choice of seats)

10.15 am Start of First Round

10.30 am Melissa Domingues (Mezzo Soprano) & Alexander Fleischer (Competition pianist)
Franz Schubert: „Gretchen am Spinnrade“
Aribert Reimann: „Scham“
Robert Schumann: „Lied der Suleika“

10.45 am Benjamin Sattlecker (Baritone) &  Daniel Ochoa Gaxiola (Piano)
Robert Schumann: „Widmung“
Aribert Reimann: „Die Vöglein, die so fröhlich sangen“
Franz Schubert: „Der zürnernden Diana“

11 am James Micklethwaite (Tenor) & Alessio Enea (Piano)
Robert Schumann: „Einsamkeit“
Viktor Ullmann: „On voit mourir“
Franz Schubert: „Frühlingsglaube“

11.15 am Mimi Doulton (Soprano) & Mairi Grewar (Piano)
Robert Schumann: „Belsazar“
Franz Schubert: „Amalia“
Viktor Ullmann: „Je vis, je meurs ...“

12 o‘clock Amanda Olea (Soprano) & David Mamedov (Piano)
Franz Schubert: „Rastlose Liebe“
Robert Schumann: „Der Nussbaum“
Viktor Ullmann: „Am Klavier“

12.15 pm Jeeyoung Lim (Bass Baritone) & Elenora Pertz (Piano)
Viktor Ullmann: „Vorausbestimmung“
Robert Schumann: „Meine Rose“
Franz Schubert: „An Schwager Kronos“

12.30 pm Alexandra Flood (Soprano) & Hannah Harnest (Piano)
Franz Schubert: „Ganymed“
Aribert Reimann: „Edge“
Robert Schumann: „Er ist´s“

12.45 pm Dennis Chmelensky (Baritone) & William Woodard (Piano)
Franz Schubert: „Die Hoffnung“
Aribert Reimann: „Nachtstsück I“
Robert Schumann: „Sehnsucht nach der Waldgegend“

1 to 3 pm Lunch breack

3 pm Ted Black (Tenor) & Richard Fu (Piano)
Franz Schubert: „Der Zwerg“
Robert Schumann: „Der Himmel hat eine Thräne geweint“
Viktor Ullmann: „Sein erster Kuß“

3.15 pm Valerie Eickhoff (Mezzo Soprano) & Benjamin Mead (Piano)
Robert Schumann: „Waldesgespräch“
Aribert Reimann: „Es wird“
Franz Schubert: „Sehnsucht“

3.30 pm Daniela Stoll (Soprano) & Alexander Fleischer (Competition pianist)
Robert Schumann: „Widmung“
Franz Schubert: „Die jungen Nonne“
Viktor Ullmann: „Die arme Seele“

We thank