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The Big HIDALGO Lieder PrizeLieder from across the centuries

A man plays the grand piano, blurred you can see a singer standing in front of an audience
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Nine brave lieder duos contest the Big HIDALGO Lieder Prize – a sprint through the very best of the art of lieder. Pianists and singers engage in artistic competition for both a jury and an audience award. Clapping, booing cheering – everything is allowed. Once everyone has performed, the winning duos will be announced.

Nine brave lieder duos contest the Big HIDALGO Lieder Prize – a sprint through the very best of the art of lieder. Pianists and singers engage in artistic competition for both a jury and an audience award. Clapping, booing cheering – everything is allowed. Once everyone has performed, the winning duos will be announced.

Great lieder, lots of fun. The format is upcycled from the “song battles” that were popular in 2021. The submissions from the lieder duos are scrutinised and assessed by a preliminary jury comprising mezzo-soprano Anna-Doris Capitelli, soprana Andromahi Raptis, pianist Jonathan Ware and artistic director Tom Wilmersdörffer.

 

Everyone attending the event gets to decide who receives the audience award – which is determined using the highly democratic method of applause levels. The jury award is decided by a jury that includes Johannes Held (artistic director of Liedfestival Sindelfingen), Dorothea Hußlein (music journalist), Max Wagner (Max Wagner, Managing Director of Gasteig München) and Tom Wilmersdörffer.

Line-up

9 lieder duos; the selection process is underway

Hosted by Christian Buchberger & Cosima Obert