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14-17 November 2024:

International Student LiedDuo Competition  in Groningen (NL).

Apply from 22 June 2024!
You will need a (free) muvac account to apply.

Problems with your application?

We discovered that some elements of the application through MUVAC were not clear or didn’t work properly.

  • We don’t need an “Anschreiben” or “Cover Letter”. that question has been removed.
  • There was only place for a maximum of 250 characters for the short biography (instead of 250 words). we changed that as well.
  • We changed the way to list your free repertoire and your programs for 1st and 2nd round.
  • If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to mail us!

Since Saturday 22 June you can apply!

The registration goed through the website of our partner MUVAC, it’s friendly and easy, but you need to make an account with “experience: mixed ensemble – duo“. Don’t hesitate if you have questions about your application.

You can apply until September 22 September, 23:59! But you can go for the early bird bonus if you apply before 23 July, see our timeline.

You can reach us on , and we’ll answer your question as soon as possible.

The flyers have been sent!

With a new flyer the ISLDC edition 2024 has been announced. It shows some impressions of 2022, it mentions the name of the composer of the compulsory song: Karmit Fadael, it presents the prestigious jury and tells a lot about prizes. and the conditions considering repertoire and applications.

Applying will be possible from the 22nd of June, via a link to MUVAC on this website.

In the timeline you can find the text of the compulsory song, that has to inspire the program for your performance in the semifinals!

Results of the 2022 finals:

After four intense days, we can finally announce the results of the finals of the International Student LiedDuo Competition:

  • First prize (€5.000): Giacomo Schmidt and Jong Sun Woo
  • Second prize (€2.500): Mira Alkhovik and Alla Belova
  • Third prize (€1.500): Tomas Kildišius and Gustas Raudonius

In addition, the jury awarded the following prizes:

  • Aurora Festival Award: Giacomo Schmidt and Jong Sun Woo
  • International Lied Festival Zeist Award: Kris Ng and Aarón Ormaza
  • Vrienden van het Lied Award: Noëlle Drost and Jorian van Nee
  • Prize for the best performance of the commissioned song June Night, by Anne-Maartje Lemereis: Giacomo Schmidt and Jong Sun Woo

During the semi-finals the jury was joined by the student jury (consisting of 3 students of the Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen) to award the:

  • Student Jury Prize: Luzia Ernst and Mikhail Kambarov . They will perform at the Aurora Festival 2023.

We would like to thank all participants for their wonderful contributions to this fantastic edition of the International Student LiedDuo Competition 2022!

Semi Finals

Finally we can announce to you the semi-finalists! The semi-finals will take place tomorrow between 10 AM and 4:20 PM, Amsterdam time.

These are the semi-finalists:

Anna Bottlinger & Nao Ueda
Helena Donie & Yeon Seo Ra
Mira Alkhovik & Alla Belova
Kris Ng & Aarón Ormaza
Tomas Kildišius & Gustas Raudonius
Vincent Casagrande & Gulnara Arcaini
Lubov Karetnikova & Daniel Ochoa Gaxiola
Noëlle Drost & Jorian van Nee
Yukari Fukui & Yuan Ma
Laura Hilden & Ruben Høgh
Luzia Ernst & Mikhail Kambarov
Giacomo Schmidt & Jong Sun Woo

At the same time, we want to thank all the duos who could not make it to the semi-finals. It was wonderful to listen to you!

44 Lied Duos!

44 duo’s have been selected for the International Student LiedDud Competition in November, among the singers there are 26 sopranos, 10 baritones, 4 mezzo-sopranos, 2 tenors and 2 bass-baritones. we’re still counting the different nationalities, but it’s clear that musicians from all over the world know how to find Groningen and the ISLDC!

The compulsory song “June Night” by Anne-Maartje Lemereis is ready and will now be sent to all contestants. The duos already conceived beautiful programs for the semifinals, inspired by the text of Sara Teasdale’s poem.