General Info

The competition is open to the public.

Publication of any kind from the individual rounds (including the video preliminary round) is expressly agreed to by the applicant by participating in the competition.

This consent expressly includes the waiver of any profit received from any publication (photo, text, video, audio).

The order of the competition program may be determined by the participant.

Each piece must be performed from memory.

All repertoire must be submitted before the start of the competition. In exceptional cases, the jury reserves the right to remove repertoire from the contestants’ submission, which may then be replaced with alternative repertoire suggested by the contestant.

The jury's decisions are final and irrevocable. Legal recourse is excluded.


Financial Assistance

In exceptional cases, the competition organizers may consider waiving the participation fee.

In exceptional cases, and in the case of exceptional talent, the competition organizers may seek donors to cover travel and accommodation fees.


Documents for application

With your application please provide

  • a copy of your Passport or ID-Card
  • the repertoire that you wish to sing for the competition
  • a photo (with photo credits provided)
  • a curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 1 A4-page)



Dr. Michael Nemeth General Director
Elisabeth Probst, BA MA Artistic Operations Director



Prof. Mario Steller Artistic Director of the Chorakademie at the Vienna State Opera, Jury Chairman (AT)
KS Axel Köhler Rector at the Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, Deputy Chairman of the Jury (DE)
Svetoslav Borisov First Kapellmeister and Deputy General Music Director at Theater Magdeburg (DE)
Prof. Florin Estefan Director of the Romanian National Opera, Cluj Napoca (RO)
Michael Güttler Conductor at the Vienna State Opera, Scala di Milano, Opera National de Paris, etc. (DE)
Dr. Michael Lessky Artistic Director of the Junge Philharmonie Wien (AT)
Dr. Friederike Meinel Professor of Voice at the Academy of Arts Szczecin (PL)
Roland Ott General Director of the Brandenburg State Orchestra (DE)
Prof. Yuanming Song Professor of Voice at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing (CN)

Steffen Piontek Agent at ZAV Solo Leipzig (DE), advisory member without voting rights
Dimitar Dimitrov Agent at ZAV Leipzig (DE), observer



State Opera Stuttgart 
Rugiada Seul Lee – Vienna State Opera and 
Manfred Schiebel – MDW Vienna, MUK Vienna 


Prizes and awards

The following prizes can be awarded:

Category A Ladies
1st Prize Euro 1.000,00
2nd prize Euro 500,00
3rd prize Euro 250,00

Category A Men
1st Prize Euro 1.000,00
2nd prize Euro 500,00
3rd prize Euro 250,00

Category B Ladies
1st Prize Euro 1.000,00
2nd prize Euro 500,00
3rd prize Euro 250,00

Category B Men
1st Prize Euro 1.000,00
2nd prize Euro 500,00
3rd prize Euro 250,00

Special prize for the best performance of an opera aria
Euro 500,00

Special prize for the best interpretation of a German Lied
Euro 500,00

Audience award
Euro 500,00

Special prize Musikverein Graz
Performance as part of the orchestra concert at the Musikverein Graz on Tue, 24 June 2025 under the direction of Maestra Oksana Lyniv

Special prize Junge Philharmonie Wien
Concert with the Junge Philharmonie Wien

Special prize ÖSTIG (Austrian Society of Performers)
Lieder recital in the Roter Salon of the Austrian Society of Performers

Special prize for best accompaniment
1st Prize Euro 1.000,00
2nd prize Euro 500,00
3rd prize Euro 250,00

Prizes of honor for special artistic qualification may be awarded to selected participants in the 3rd Evaluation Round and in the 4th and Final Round.

The Awards Ceremony, as part of the final concert, will take place on Sat, 30.08.2024 from 18:00 to 22:00 in the Chamber Music Hall of the Musikverein Graz.

All competition participants may attend free of charge.



Young Voices Alpe Adria YVAA
c/o Musikverein Graz
Intendant Dr. Michael Nemeth
Landhausgasse 12/3, 8010 Graz