• 2019 New York Franz Schubert International Music Competition

    Schubert Reimagined:
    Classical Music in the Modern Age

    Read more about Schubert Reimagined.

     

    All winners are cordially invited to perform in the concert with NO ADDITIONAL FEE.

    Manhattan, New York City

     

    Video Selection | Open to all age groups

    Piano | Vocal | Strings

     

  • 2019 Winners

  • About the Competition

    2019 New York Franz Schubert International Music Competition

    The Competition

    New York Franz Schubert International Music Competition (NY-SIMC) aims to break the boundaries of geography, select gifted young musicians with extraordinary talent, and endeavor to support their future growth. As an international music competition, NY-SIMC is divided into three groups: piano, vocal, and strings.

     

    Performers come from different background and various countries. The jury panel is consist of judges from top-tier music institutions and universities, including artists who are active in the international classical music festivals. The competition not only provides opportunities for young artists to show their talents, but also offers a broad platform for networking. On this platform, performers can benefit from lifelong friendship with their peers and mentorship with the greatest musicians and professors from prestigious universities.

     

    To give young artists a chance to perform in a prestigious venue, this competition WILL NOT charge additional fees to perform in Schubert Reimagined.

     

    Franz Schubert

    Born in Vienna in 1797, Franz Peter Schubert composed a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of piano and chamber music throughout his short lifetime. The rich harmony, unstrained creativity, and remarkable sound effects in his works make him one of the most important musicians in the history of music.


    NY-SIMC was founded to honor Franz Schubert and the great diversity of his work.

    Special Thanks

    Foley Gallery

    Franz Liszt Academy of Music

    Shanghai Conservatory of Music

    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

    Epstein Foundation

    Asahi Shuzo Co., Ltd.

    Pan & Pitys Co.

    International Talent Agency

  • 2019 Competition Winner Awards

    A Life-Changing Performance

    Winners' Recital

    Winning performers are cordially invited to perform at the Schubert Reimagined: Classical Music in the Modern Age. The recital will take place on December 1, 2019.

    *The performance cost is covered by the application fee. There will be NO additional fee for the winners to perform at the recital.

    A Letter of Recommendation

    A personalized and detailed official letter from a member of our jury panel - well-known musicians, college professors, and more.

    Career Management

    Invited to join the artist roster of our sponsor International Talent Agency, which will provide media coverage, opportunities to release album, performance and corroboration opportunities, personal website, and more.

  • Foley Gallery

    Foley Gallery is a contemporary art gallery owned by renowned gallerist Michael Foley and directed by Sherri Littlefield. Foley Gallery is considered the hub of New York modern art landscape.

    Winners of the competition will be invited to perform at Schubert Reimagined: Classical Music in the Modern Age. The recitals will take place on December 1, 2019.

  • General Information

    Categories, Repertoire requirements, Prizes

    Piano
    Group A: 5-10 years old
    Group B: 11-15 years old
    Group C: 16-18 years old
    Group D: 18 years old or older

    Vocal

    Group A: 5-10 years old

    Group B: 11-15 years old

    Group C: 16-18 years old

    Group D: 18 years old or older

    Strings

    Group A: 5-10 years old

    Group B: 11-15 years old

    Group C: 16-18 years old

    Group D: 18 years old or older

    • The competition consists of only one round. The winners' selection is based solely on the final submitted video via Vimeo, YouTube, or Google Drive.
    • The music piece must be a complete piece, and the work must not be cut or edited together.
    • Application fee: $80 USD (NO hidden/extra fee) - including a performance at the Winners' Recital, if winning, plus one audience ticket)

    Repertoire Requirements

    Candidates not adhering to the requirements will not be accepted.

    The length of the video submitted must not exceed 20 minutes.

     

    In order to encourage and inspire a diverse artistic environment, participants are free to choose their pieces. However, participants must fill in the piece and composer name in the registration form.

    Prize

     

    Gold award
    Silver award
    Bronze award
    Special Awards

  • Q&A

    Don't see your answer? Email us at info@nyschubert.com

    Do I have to perform a piece written by Schubert?
    You don’t have to. In order to encourage and inspire a diverse artistic environment, participants are free to choose their pieces. We see this competition as a modern interpretation and a continuation of Schubert music's great diversity.

     

    Do I need to choose the work written from a specific historical period?
    No. It is not necessary.

     

    If I do not play Schubert’s work, will this affect my chances to win?
    No. It will not affect your chances to win.

     

    How should I choose my repertoire?
    You should choose the one that allows you to showcase your talent the most.

     

    How many pieces should I submit?
    You can submit one piece, and the video as a whole should not be longer than 20 minutes. The music piece must be a complete piece.

     

    Can I edit my recording?
    No. Editing of the recordings is strictly prohibited.

     

    Do I have to submit my video when I submit my application?
    No. You can secure your spot first, then submit your video later. Bear in mind the deadline for video submission is October 4th, 2019.

     

    After I submitted my application, am I allowed to change my repertoire?
    Yes. If you want to make any modification to your application, please contact us via apply@nyschubert.com by October 4th, 2019.

     

    Can I edit my recording?
    No. Editing of the recordings is not allowed.

     

    I am 18 years old. Should I join group C or group D?

    If you are currently a professional artist (e.g., attending music school, major in music), please apply under group D. Otherwise please apply for group C.

     

    I am 26 years old. Can I still participate in the Competition?
    Of course! You can join Group D, which is for professional artists who are 18 years old or older.

     

    I am a music instructor. If one of my students win, will I receive a certificate?
    Yes! You will receive an Excellent Instructor Certificate via mail.

     

    Who are the judges of this competition?
    We have recruited an impressive international jury panel. Please stay tuned to our website and newsletter. We will announce a finalized jury list with feature articles and interviews on our judges very soon!

     

    What are the characteristics that the jury panel are looking for?
    There are three several aspects the jury panel would particularly pay attention to:
    · Difficulty of repertoire
    · Technical proficiency
    · Interpretation

    However, these three are not the only factor affecting the score. The jury panel would also listen to the detail such as tone, rhythm, dynamic changes, etc.

     

    How do the jury members score each performer?
    Jury members will score each contestant on a range of 1 to 10. The average of the score will be calculated.

     

    When will the result be announced?
    The result will be announced on our website and newsletter on November 11th.

     

    What is the cost of participating in the Competition?
    The application fee is $80 USD (plus sales tax) and is non-refundable.

     

    Is there any additional fee?
    No. There is no additional fee.

     

    Is there any additional fee for performing at the Winners’ Recital - Schubert Reimagined?
    No. There is no additional fee for winning performers to perform at the Winners’ Recital.

     

    Who is invited to perform at the Winner Recital - Schubert Reimagined?

    ALL winners - including Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award winners - are invited to perform.

     

    If I win, am I obliged to perform in the Winner Recital - Schubert Reimagined?
    We will extend to you an invitation to perform at the recital, but you are not obliged to participate. But we would love to see all the winners in the recital!

     

    Do I have to use the same repertoire in my application and recital?

    After the winner's announcement, we will publish a new guideline for recital repertoire. You are welcomed to use the same repertoire in your application if your piece aligns with our recital repertoire guideline.

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  • Career

    Please send your CV and cover letter to HR@nyschubert.com

    PR & Marketing Internship

    Critical Responsibilities

    • Develop targeted media lists for events

    • Media monitoring and reporting for events

    • Edit and draft media materials as appropriate

     

    ​Qualifications

    • Previous experience in market research or other related fields

    • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative data collection

    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

    • Strong communication and presentation skills

    Ability to work well in teams

     

    Additional Information

    • Some overtime may be required.

    • Hourly wage: $15.00/hour

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    Events Coordinator Intern (Fall 2019)

    Critical Responsibilities

    • Continue to build a database of venue contacts and information

    • Assist with event concept building and theme development

    • Order, distribute, and manage all event materials and execution items

    • Assist with post-event recaps, data collection, and expense organization

     

    Qualifications

    • Undergraduate or graduate student (Open to any major)

    • Effective verbal and written communications skills

    • Proficiency using MS Office and Google Suite

    • Motivated and hardworking

     

    Additional Information

    • Some overtime may be required.

    • Hourly wage: $15.00/hour