International Schubert Competition Dortmund 2023

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International Schubert Competition Dortmund 2023

September 22, 2023 - October 1, 2023

International Schubert-Competition Dortmund

The International Schubert Competition Dortmund 2023 for LiedDuo will be held from September 22 – October 1, 2023 in Dortmund.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2023.

Duos (Singer / Pianist) of all nations whose members were both born after September 25, 1990 are entitled to apply for the competition.

The competition consists of three rounds and a video pre-selection round. In addition to the works of Franz Schubert, the focus is on the songs of Robert Schumann as the guest composer of the 2023 competition. The entire competition repertoire can be found here. The online portal for registrations for the competitions will be open from March 2023.

Artistic Director of the competition is Ingeborg Danz.

The patron of the competition is Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, former President of the Bundestag.

Ambassador of the IV. LiedDuo-Competition 2023 is Anna Lucia Richter.


Our passion is the music of Franz Schubert and our mission is to pass it on to the next generation. To this end, we are organizing a competition at the highest level in the heart of the Ruhr area, which guarantees all participants a fair competition. The organization of the competition is geared towards enabling the participants to take part in the competition in the best possible way. This includes an honest and fair evaluation procedure that gives all participants the opportunity to be judged solely on the basis of their artistic performance and to be able to receive one of the coveted prizes solely on the basis of this. The evaluation procedure is regulated in the jury rules, which can be found here. Our primary goal is to give all participants the same opportunities – regardless of their CV, only on the basis of their musical performances.


1st Prize – Prize of the Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung: 10,000 €, CD Production und Media Package
In addition to the prize money, the winning duo will receive a CD production and a media package with a total value of over €25,000. The award-winning CD will be released on the GWK Records label and distributed by NAXOS.

2nd Prize – Prize of Kulturstiftung Dortmund: 8.000 €

3rd Prize – Prize of the City of Dortmund: 5.000 €

Audience Award – 2.000 €


In addition, all prizewinners will be given concert engagements at the International Schubert FestDortmund, in the concerts of the Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung in Herdecke, Konzertgesellschaft Schwerte, GWK – Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Westfälischen Kulturarbeit and others.

After the International Schubert Competition Dortmund 2023, all participants will also receive the professional recordings of their performances in the rounds, which will be broadcast via live stream, for free use.


September 22, 2023
October 1, 2023
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