The Berlin Prize for Young Artists (“BPFYA”) is curated by VAN and facilitated by Bank Julius Baer. The finals will take place on January, 24–25 2022. The international competition is open to musicians of any nationality born in or before 2003 who are currently studying at the university level, or have graduated, in any subject, between 2016 and 2020. No singers, conductors, or ensembles, sorry.
Applications are submitted via www.bpfya.com. The application deadline is June 30, 2021, at midnight Central European Time.
The application must include the following documents:
Applications that arrive after June 30, 2021, midnight Central European Time, are only accepted for further consideration under exceptional circumstances and with the express approval of the competition’s organizers.
The jury will select a total of 6 (six) competitors based on the submitted applications. Finalists will be notified by July 15, 2021, at the latest.
The competition has two parts. The pre-selection is the first round and is based on the recordings and documents submitted by the applicants. The finals are the second round. All finalists will perform the entire 45-minute program they submitted. The finals will take place at the Musikbrauerei in Berlin.
Please submit all documents required in “2. Applications” and the application on www.bpfya.com, respectively.
January 24–25, 2021, Musikbrauerei, Berlin, Germany.
Each finalist will play their 45-minute program submitted in their application. The jury will make their decision after the last person plays and the two winners will be awarded immediately following.
The two winners will receive:
The six finalists will receive: