11th International Chamber Music Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” – Open Call

The 11th International Chamber Music Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” (FS&MM) will take place from  February 5 – 14, 2022 in the divisions Duo for Voice and Piano (Lied) and Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello (Piano Trio). It is a public competition and open to candidates from all nations and to stateless persons.

The International Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” (FS&MM) is a chamber music competition founded by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in 1989. Since then it has been offered every third year and brings young musicians from all over the world to Graz. The audience can enjoy a free-admission, multi-day festival of chamber music.

Right from the start, it was about bringing Schubert’s chamber music into relation with new and newest works for suitable ensembles. In addition, the expansion of the chamber music repertoire with compositional competitions and commissioned works is actively pursued.

Looking for…

… creative and curious musical personalities, full of fantasy, who make music at the highest level and reach, touch and delight their audiences with their performances of chamber music.


  • prize money totalling approximately € 65,000.-
  • career consulting and supervision for first-place prizewinners
  • top-class jurors
  • professional and comprehensive feedback offering constructive input for your professional path
  • the opportunity to listen to competitors
  • valuable exchange of experience with musicians from all over the world
  • workshops in the fields of career planning, self-management and the music outreach

Application start: April 1, 2021
Application deadline: October 12, 2021

Trailer for the application to FS&MM 2022:

The 11th International FS&MM competition will be postponed to February 2022 – exactly one year later. The new competition date, as well as the deadline for application, will soon be published here. Application will be reopened in April 2021. IMPORTANT: The repertoire as well as the age limit (February 15, 1985) will stay the same, so to make participation possible for all who were interested for the competition in 2021. For those who have already sent their application: the application will be considered for the next application phase.

Statement by the Executive Committee:

“We, the Executive Committee of the Competition Franz Schubert and Modern Music, have come to the conclusion that crucial aspects that define our competition would suffer if the competition was held as planned in February 2021. For example the interchange of participants with jurors, to give and receive feedback, the togetherness with other participants and the key element of our competition: the sense of unity in Chamber Music!

We are well aware of the fact that the anticipated level of the competition is very high and we want to level the playing field and provide for similar conditions compared to other competition editions. That particularly refers to the intensive preparation with ensemble partners and with teachers which was not equally possible for musicians.”


FS&MM Website

Jury for FS&MM 2022