Berlin Prize for Young Artists > Call for Classical Musicians (Germany)

For the inaugural edition of the Berlin Prize for Young Artists, facilitated by Bank Julius Baer and curated by VAN Magazine, the organisers are looking for classical musicians with a unique style. ‘It’s not about immaculate renditions of the standard repertoire. Instead, we’re looking to support artists with strong musicianship and an even stronger vision.’

Applicants submit a written concert programme with a length of roughly 45 minutes and record an excerpt. Six finalists will then be chosen to perform their entire programme at the Musikbrauerei in Berlin, 19 & 20 October 2020. Travel costs will be covered, including two nights in a three star hotel.

From the six finalists, two winners will be chosen to receive:

  • Production of a personal video trailer and high-quality website.

  • Two career-coaching sessions on career development, artistic profile and social media over the course of one year, taking place in Berlin. This includes travel to Berlin, including two nights in a three star hotel per session.

  • A financial workshop by Bank Julius Baer. The date and venue will be fixed based on your residence.

  • A long weekend as a visiting student of the Verbier Festival Academy in July or August 2021. This includes travel to Verbier, accommodation for three nights at an apartment or three star hotel, attendance at an Academy masterclass, and a coaching session with a member of the Academy faculty.

  • A performance opportunity offered by Andermatt Music during the 2021/2022 season: an invitation to perform one concert in Andermatt, in the newly built Andermatt Concert Hall. Dates to be arranged by late 2020 subject to each winner’s availability.

This international competition is open to instrumental musicians (no singers, conductors, or ensembles) of any nationality born in or before 2002 and who have graduated, in any subject, between 2015 and 2019.

Deadline: 15 June 2020

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