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COPENHAGEN LIED-DUO COMPETITION

October 27-29th
The Royal Danish Academy of Music

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A duo competition at the
Royal Danish Academy of Music

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

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

The competition is a duo competition, and voice and piano are judged as an artistic entity. The competition will be held at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen over three days.

Please note that the preliminary rounds take place at Studio Hall, where admission is limited.

Toke Lund Christiansen, chairman of the jury:

"The intention of the competition is to put focus on the Lied as an artform, to highlight its versatility and variety of expession.”

Programme

Friday October 27rd at The Studio Hall

11 duos

  • 12 AM – 2.30 PM: Competition
  • 2.30 PM – 3.30: Pause
  • 3.30 PM – 6.00 PM: Competition
  • 7 PM: Announcement of the result of the first round
Sunday October 29th at The Concert Hall

4 duos

  • 3 PM – 4.30 PM: Competition
  • 4.30 PM – 4.50 PM: Pause
  • 4.50 PM – 5.20 PM: Francine Vis & Christian Westergaard
  • 5.20 PM– 5.30 PM: Awards
Saturday October 28th at The Studio Hall

8 duos

  • 12 AM – 2.30 PM: Competition
  • 2.30 PM – 3.30 PM: Pause
  • 3.30 – 6.00 PM: Competition
  • 7.00 PM: Announcement of the result of the second round
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Jury - 2017

Andreas Schmidt
Singer / Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich
Eva Hess Thaysen
Singer / Royal Danish Academy of Music
Helmut Deutsch
Pianist / Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt am Main
Kirsten Buhl Møller
Singer / Royal Danish Academy of Music
Jens Elvekjær
Pianist / Royal Danish Academy of Music
Toke Lund Christiansen
Chairman of the jury
Tove Lønskov
Pianist / The Danish Song Society

Prizes in 2017

First prize: DKK 50.000

Second prize: DKK 30.000

Third prize: DKK 20.000

Fourth prize: DKK 10.000

 

In addition a special prize is awarded for the best performance of a Lied in Danish: DKK 10.000

(One prize is for one duo).

Danish repertoire suggestions

Download the suggestions here.

Organizers:

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Supported by: Augustinus Fonden · Den Bøhmske Fond · Dansk Solistforbund · Carl Nielsen Fonden

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.

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Rules I

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 be paid DKK 800. The fee will not be refunded.

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.

The audio submitted should be one to four Lieder not exceeding 20 minutes in length. If you do not have a recording as a duo, you are welcome to upload one each. However the recordings have to be of Lied repertoire.

Rules II

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.

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Copenhagen Lied-Duo Competition 2015

Visit the old site of CLDC here

Contact:

Project Manager Maja Joss-Børch: kontakt@liedcompetition.dk