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Walter Jurmann Singing and Interpretation Competition

commemorating the 50th anniversary of Walter Jurmann's death

under the patronage of Yvonne Jurmann

To preserve the musical heritage of Viennese composer Walter Jurmann (1903–1971) for the younger generations and to encourage engagement with this world-famous and yet very often unknown world musician, the Walter Jurmann Singing and Interpretation Competition will be held for the fifth time in 2021.
The opportunity to learn new things while having the opportunity to win a scholarship is intended to support the development of the repertoire of Walter Jurmann’s music. A large amount of sheet music has been archived by the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, making it accessible for students.

Registrations and Deadline for Entries:
Registration must be sent by Tue, 27 April 2021 (deadline for entries) exclusively by e-mail to Bettina Szopinski (b.szopinski@muk.ac.at) and must include details of name, date of birth, telephone (ideally mobile number), e-mail address, programme (three songs) and study programme. Registrations will be accepted in the order in which they are received, the date on which the email is sent will apply. Participants will be notified.

The competition will take place on Mon, 3 May 2021 (preliminary round in the morning, final and scholarship award in the afternoon).

Eligibility to Participate:
Students from the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna) within the faculties of vocals and opera, musical theatre, drama and diploma programmes for classical operetta, and similar, are eligible to take part.

Age limit: birth years 1989—2004

Competition programme:
Entrants of the competition are expected to perform three Lieder, chansons or songs by Walter Jurmann, one of which should come from the English or French repertoire of the composer. The musical accompaniment shall be provided by a self-provided correpetitor.

A renowned jury made up of artists, teachers and cultural managers will evaluate the performance.

1st Prize: € 1.500,– scholarship
2nd Prize: € 1.000,– scholarship  
3rd Prize: € 500,– scholarship


The MUK considers itself a progressive university of music and art that creates cultural values in the fields of music, dance, acting and singing. The MUK is the only university owned by the City of Vienna and brings together the best international young talent and outstanding lecturers.



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