PlayGround Competition

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PlayGround is the Hochschule für Musik Detmold competition for innovative concert formats. For our 2021 edition we are looking for up to 20-minute performances presenting (classical) music in a new form; be it in an ensemble, as a solo artist or in combination with other musical genres or with different art forms. The theme of the 2021 PlayGround Competition is: Corona – alone & and yet united.

The following prizes will be awarded:

  • A cash prize of 4,000 EUR
  • An invitation to participate in a summer school dedicated to the development of new concert formats, during the summer of 2021
  • A ‘diversity award’, amounting to 3,000 EUR

Information on dates and deadlines:

  • Application deadline: Thursday, 15th of April 2021, 12:00 hrs PM
  • Rehearsals will take place on Monday, 26th of April 2021.
  • Selected performances will be presented on Tuesday, 27th of April 2021 at the Detmold Sommertheater.

The PlayGround Competition is funded by the Hochschule für Musik Detmold Foundation.

>> Download Call for Applications PlayGround 2021 (PDF)