The International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN takes place every two years.
2017 is a competition year. After a three months application phase auditions are held
world wide. The best performers qualify for the final round in Germany. Winners celebrate their success at the prize-winners concert in 2018.
Application ı January, 15 to March 31, 2017
The online application for 2017 started on January 15. Since April 1, the application tool has been closed. Congratulations to all 1.430 applicants!
Auditions ı April – August 2017
Auditions are held from April to August 2017 at 24 places world wide
Below please view detailed information on all dates, venues and members of the pre-selection jury.
Final Round ı October 2017
The final round of the competition is held in Germany from October 7 - 14, 2017. The semifinal and final concert will be accompanied by the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Graeme Jenkins.
A schedule with all final round events can be downloaded below:
Prize-winners concert ı February - March 2018
Prize-winners concert in Berlin in spring 2018
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.
During auditions at 26 places world wide, 42 singers - 20 female and 22 male from 30 nations - qualified to participate in the final round of the competition in October 2015 in Germany.
Eleven finalists, five female, six male, performed at the final concert. A total of €60,000 was awarded to the top three finalists in both the male and female categories. Each remaining finalist received a development prize.