Discovering tomorrow's generation of Lied-singers!
The international competition "Das Lied" was founded 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 audiences, organizers, festivals and agencies the opportunity to discover the voices of tomorrow. In addition to prize money of 40,000 euros, the winners receive concerts in internationally renowned concert halls. Previously based in Berlin, the competition has been organized by the Heidelberger Frühling Liedzentrum since 2017.
The winners of the 2023 competition are tenors Laurence Kilsby and Tae Hwan Yun (1st prize), soprano Alexandra Flood (3rd prize), baritone Lars Conrad (Audience Award) and pianist Yuhao Guo (Lied Pianist Award). The 2nd prize was not awarded.
The next edition of the competition will take place in 2025.