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.
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
LOS ANGELES: November 20, 2021
NEW YORK: November 22, 2021
ZURICH: November 27, 2021
MUNICH: Dezember 7 and 8, 2021
MILAN: December 11, 2021
CAPE TOWN: tbc
Final Round ı March 5 - 13, 2022
The final round of the 2021 competition will be held in Germany from March 5 - 13, 2022. The semifinal and final concert will be accompanied by the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jonathan Darlington. .
Saturday, March 5, 2022: Arrival of all contestants and registration
Sunday, March 6, 2022: Piano rehearsals
Monday, March 7, 2022: Auditions
Tuesday, March 8, 2022: Auditions and announcement of semi-finalists
Wednesday, March 9, 2022: Workshops and orchestra rehearsal
Thursday, March 10, 2022: Orchestra rehearsal and semi-final concert
Friday, March 11, 2022: Workshops and orchestra rehearsal
Saturday, March 12, 2022: Orchestra rehearsal and final concert
Sunday, March 13, 2022: Departure all
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.