Competitions, Lieder

5th International “Das Lied” Competition

The 5th International “Das Lied” Competition is currently underway with 26 singers from 22 countries competing in 3 rounds. It was founded by Thomas Quasthoff, baritone, in 2009 and is held every other year. This year “Das Lied” is a part of the International Song Center in Heidelberg.

Each round is livestreamed and afterward posted to YouTube. You can also follow them on Facebook.

Winners will be announced on March 4, 2017.

Each competitor must prepare 30 songs:

15 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

10 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

5 by Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952)