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Paula Salomon-Lindberg-Competition "Das Lied"

 25 singers and pianists have registered for the 17th Paula Salomon-Lindberg Competition. Here we introduce all participating duos:**

Participants A-J
Participants K-M
Participants N-Z

 **The classification is based on the first letter of the last name of the participating singer.

The Competition

During September 29 – October 12, 2021, the Berlin University of the Arts will present the 17th Paula Salomon-Lindberg Competition “Das Lied” – a competition for voice and piano students enrolled at music universities and similar institutions in Europe and Israel.

Paula Salomon-Lindberg studied voice with Julius Raatz-Brockmann at the Berlin Academy of Music, a predecessor of today’s UdK Berlin. She initiated the Lied competition, which first took place in 1989.


The Paula Salomon-Lindberg Competition consists of two parts:

A cross section of 20th and 21st century Lieder. Each candidate should include in his or her international repertoire at least four composers, with a maximum of three Lieder by each composer (original version voice / piano)*. Possible are also up to 3 works for voice solo – 10 Lieder.*
Excluded are R. Strauss, G. Mahler, H. Pfitzner, O. Schoeck,S.Rachmaninow, A. Berg „Jugendlieder“, „Sieben frühe Lieder”, MaxReger and A. Schönbergs op.1 und 2.
B Lieder composed until 1918, according to a theme defined by the candidate. The repertoire should include a maximum of three Lieder by each composer (German original version voice / piano). – 10 Lieder.*

Of that repertoire, each candidate will perform a selection chosen by the jury during the rounds of the competition. The competition is open to the public and will be held at the UdK Concert Hall.

*Changes to the repertoire are only possible after consultation with the artistic director.

Conditions of Participation

Eligible for participation in the competition are students of voice and their student piano accompanists who are enrolled at a music university or similar institution in Europe or Israel at the time of registration. Singers / and pianists must be born after October 3, 1990. Pianists who are not registered at a college or university and / or have passed the age limit may be admitted, but will not be eligible for the special prize for best pianist.

The winners of the competition must agree to participate in the final concert on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The program for the final concert will be determined by the jury. All participants must arrive in Berlin no later than Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Participation in the competition will be at your own cost; Berlin University of the Arts cannot pay travel or overnight expenses. We recommend that you book the accommodations in good time.

Important information: When planning your trip, please take note of the current pandemic regulations. At the hygiene regulations of the competition will be communicated well in advance


The registration deadline for this year's contest was Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Documents to be submitted:
- completed online registration form
- current enrolment certificates
- current short biographies and pictures (max. 1/2 DIN A4 page)


Axel Bauni (chair), pianist, Berlin University of the Arts, Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts
Ursula Hesse von den Steinen, singer and voice teacher, Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin and Robert Schumann conservatory Düsseldorf
Sarah Maria Sun, singer and voice teacher, Dresden / Lucerne
Dr. Margarete Zander, journalist (among others NDR Kultur, rbb Kultur, DLF Kultur, Crescendo)
Markus Hadulla, pianist, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Olaf Bär, singer, Dresden College of Music Carl Maria von Weber
Pauliina Tukiainen, pianist, Mozarteum University, Salzburg


1st Prize 3500 Euros
2nd Prize 1500 Euros
3rd Prize 1000 Euros

Special Prize:  2500 Euros for the best pianist