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COMPETITION
25th - 27th of October 2019
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A duo competition at the Royal Danish Academy of Music

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The competition is open to all voice categories and the repertoire is centered around the classic-romantic Lied as well as Danish song tradition.

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The competition is a duo competition, and voice and piano are judged as an artistic entity. The competition takes place at the Royal Danish Academy of Music October 25th-27th, 2019.

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The competition is founded by The Soloist Association of 1921 in collaboration with The Danish Song Society and The Royal Danish Academy of Music..

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Please note that the preliminary rounds take place at Studio Hall, where admission is limited. Admission cards are issued at the Academy’s entrance on Rosenørns Allé, as long as seats are available.

Registration

(Deadline: 14th of june)
Registration is closed

The jury

Andreas Schmidt

Singer/ Hochschule für Musik und Theater MünchenAdvanced settings.

Eva Hess Taysen

Singer/ Det Danske Sangselskab

Helmut Deutsch

Pianist / Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt am Main

Kirsten Buhl Møller

Singer / Professor, DKDM

Jens Elvekjær

Pianist / Lektor, DKDM

Toke Lund Christiansen

Chairman of the jury / Solistforeningen af 1921

Tove Lønskov

Pianist / Det Danske Sangselskab

Prices 2019 

1. price: d.kr. 50.000 (6.700 euro) 

2. price: d. kr. 30.000 (4.020 euro)

3. price: d.kr. 20.000 (2.680 euro) 

4. price: d.kr. 10.000 (1.340 euro)

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Competition rules

OVERVIEW

The competition takes place at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. In the first round every Lied-Duo will appear with a 20-minute program (repertory A). This round must include at least five minutes with a Lied in Danish.

In the second round, the semifinals, there is a maximum of eight performing duos, and the program (repertoire B) has for each Duo a length of 30 minutes. This round must also contain a minimum of five minutes with Danish language Lied.

In the final, it is expected that there are four participating duos, all of which will receive an award. The program here has a length of 20 minutes. This program may contain up to 10 minutes of music from the first round (repertory A) supplemented by an additional 10 minutes of new repertoire. And in the finale it is required a minimum of five minutes performance of a Lied in Danish.

All contest participants disclaims copyright to their action. Parts of the competition will therefore be transmitted on radio and television, posted on the web or added to (not commercial) recording.

RULES 1

Age Limit for each of the performers in the duo is on the first competition day 35 years. It costs no fee to enter the competition. The selected duos must pay DKK 800 deposit within five days of the selection. The amount will not be refunded upon attendance when the competition starts.

A pre-jury will select the 12 duos from the submitted sound recordings thus qualify to enter the competition.

The pre-jury will also have the opportunity to select 3 duos who are invited to the competition – in the case of withdrawal from the preliminarily selected. 14 days before the start of the competition the selected Lied-Duos will decide their repertoire, however without necessarily divided into repertory A and B and the Finale program.

RULES 2

The programme for the competition shall consist of 60 minutes of music of which at least 15 minutes must be in the Danish language. 12 duos perform in the first round: each duo with a programme of 20 minutes (repertoire A), of which at least 5 minutes must be in the Danish language.

8 duos perform in the second round: each duo with a programme of 30 minutes (repertoire B), of which at least 5 minutes must be in the Danish language.

4 duos perform in the final round: each duo with a programme of 20 minutes, of which at least 5 minutes must be in the Danish language. In this round 10 minutes of music can be from repertoire A.

Organizers

(The Soloist Association of 1921)