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#fsmm Registration Phase for the 11th FS&MM Edition Closed

Mikhail Timoshenko & Elitsa Desseva, FS&MM-Preisträger*innen 2018; Foto: Clemens Nestroy

The 11th edition of the International FS&MM Competition will be held from 5-14 February 2022 in the categories Lied Duo and Piano Trio at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. 249 applications were received from over 40 countries by the application deadline in mid-October 2021. A total of 75 Lied Duos and 33 Piano Trios now face the pre-selection phase.

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The 11th International Chamber Music Competition "Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne" (FS&MM) will take place from 5-14 February 2022 in the categories LIED DUO and PIANO TRIO at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Interested members of the public will also be able to enjoy this festival of chamber music: The programme includes a grand opening concert with the ATOS TRIO, the prize-winning piano trio of 2006, on 5 February 2022 at MUMUTH as well as via LIVE-STREAMING. The competition will take place free of charge in three (Piano Trio) or four (Lied Duo) rounds and the finals in both categories will take place on 13 February 2022.

75 Lied Duos and 33 Piano Trios made up of musicians from around 40 countries have submitted their entries, including performance videos. This pre-selection process was introduced for the first time because of the COVID 19 situation. By the end of November, we will know who will actually be invited to Graz in February 2022.

FS&MM prize-winners from 2006 will open the 11th edition of the competition in the form of the ATOS Trio, comprising Annette von Hehn (violin), Stefan Heinemeyer (violoncello) and Thomas Hoppe (piano). Stefan Heinemeyer is also one of the top-class international jurors in the Piano Trio category. KUG Professor Chia Chou will chair this competition category. KUG Professor Joseph Breinl will chair the jury for the category “Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied)”. These two professors are responsible for the artistic direction of their respective category.

Another novelty: the number of jury members in the final will be increased for the first time in the history of FS&MM. The EXTENDED JURY, comprising Annett Baumeister from the Heidelberger Frühling, Elisabeth Ehlers from the Künstlersekretariat am Gasteig,Sigmund Tvete Vik, artistic director of the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, and Helga Machreich-Unterzaucher of Machreich Artists Management will support the 8-member jury of experts in both competition categories in determining the prizes by being present at the finals and being involved in the final discussion of the jury.

The prize winners will receive prize money worth around €65,000, plus opportunities to perform with over 30 national and international concert promoters, as well as professional career advice and support extending beyond the competition period.

An overview of all the jury members can be found here!

Further information on the competition can be found at schubert.kug.ac.at.

We would like to thank the sponsors and supporters of the competition:

The Province of Styria
The City of Graz
BIG – Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft mbH
GRAWE – Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung
ZONTA Club of Graz