The International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN takes place every two years.
2021 is our next competition year. After a two months application phase including a newly installed video pre-selection process (e-casting), live auditions are held at selected locations worldwide. The best 40 to 45 performers qualify for the final round in Germany.
Winners celebrate their success at the prize-winners concert in Berlin.
Final Round ı June 26 - 30, 2022
The final round of the 2021/22 competition has been postponed and will now take place in Gütersloh from June 26 - 30, 2022. The week will be shortened so that the semifinals will be dropped, and the auditions and final concert will take place as usual. The final concert will be accompanied by the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jonathan Darlington. Find here the new overview of the event:
Sunday, June 26, 2022: Piano rehearsals
Monday, June 27, 2022: Auditions
Tuesday, June 28, 2022: Auditions
Wednesday, June 29, 2022: Orchestra rehearsals
Thursday, June 30, 2022: Dress rehearsal + Final concert
Application ı January 1 - June 13, 2021
The application phase for this year's competition started on January 1, 2021. You can apply online until June 13, 2021. For information on WHEN, WHO, HOW and MORE, go to ...
Live Auditions ı Autumn-early winter 2021
Select your pre-selection city when you apply. Due to the current situation, we cannot publish audition dates for the respective cities until springtime. Find this year's 12 cities for live-auditions here in the drop-down.
FRANKFURT: September 28, 2021
PARIS: October 5, 2021
LONDON: October 8, 2021
MOSCOW: Oktober 17, 2021
AMSTERDAM: October 30, 2021
BERLIN: November 5 and 6, 2021
CAPE TOWN: November 10, 2021 via Live Stream
LOS ANGELES: November 20, 2021
NEW YORK: November 22, 2021
ZURICH: November 27, 2021
MUNICH: Dezember 7 and 8, 2021
MILAN: December 11, 2021
Prize winner concert
The prizewinners' concert will take place in Berlin in 2022.
Competent and committed
The international jury is made up of experienced professionals, including directors, conductors, pianists, music critics and casting directors, to guarantee the broadest possible understanding of the world of opera and music. Our experts have been working with young singers for many years and promoting opera talents is a cause very close to their hearts.
Long term partners contribute their know how
Many professionals with years of experience in opera making support our singers. In a combined effort the orchestra, the conductor and our pianists provide the contestants with active musical backing.