The Berlin Prize for Young Artists (“BPFYA”) is curated by VAN and facilitated by Bank Julius Baer. The finals will take place on October 19 and 20, 2020. The international competition is open to musicians of any nationality born in or before 2002 who are currently studying at the university level, or have graduated, in any subject, between 2015 and 2019. No singers, conductors, or ensembles, sorry.
Applications are submitted via www.bpfya.com. The application deadline is June 22, 2020, at midnight Central European Time.
The application must include the following documents:
Applications that arrive after June 22, 2020, midnight Central European Time, are only accepted for further consideration under exceptional circumstances and with the express approval of the competition’s organisers.
The jury will select a total of 6 (six) competitors based on the submitted applications. Finalists will be notified by July 1, 2020, 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, and are private.
Please submit all documents required in “2. Applications” and the application on www.bpfya.com, respectively.
October 19 and 20, 2020, 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:
One finalist will be selected: