Insights of the jury

Brian Dickie, Head of Auditions and member of the jury of NEUE STIMMEN writes in his Blog about his daily life and activities in Gütersloh. Find out more about his side of the story here.


Different channels

Oct. 10 and 12, 2013 Livestream Semifinal concert and Final concert at 19:00 CEST is the largest online catalogue made up of classical music programmes
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Oct. 10 and 12, 2013 Livestream Semifinal concert and Final concert at 19:00 CEST, video on demand until November 15, 2013

UNITEL CLASSICA the worldwide TV channel for classical music, available in 24 countries
November 1 and 2, 2013 Semifinal concert and Final concert at 20:15 CEST



The competition takes place every two years and is divided into the following three phases:

Application Phase

During the first three month of the competition year, from January 5 to March 31, 2015, singers were invited to submit their online applications.

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Preliminary Round Auditions

Preliminary round auditions are scheduled around the globe from April to August 2015. Singers make a clear choice for one place to audition in their online application.

Final Round

Following world wide auditions the final round of the competition is held in Gütersloh in October 2015. All singers that have qualified during auditions will be invited to participate in the final round.

Final Round

The final round is divided into 4 phases:

Semi-final concert

During the semi-final concert on 22 October 2015 at the Stadthalle Gütersloh the semifinalists are accompanied by orchestra. The people's choice award, a special prize made exclusively by the audience, is awarded that night. At the end of the concert, the finalists are announced by the jury.  

Auditions with piano accompanyment

On the first two days of the final round in Gütersloh, on October 19th  and 20th 2015, all particpants have auditions accompanied by piano in front of the jury. Thereafter the semifinalists are being announced.


The final concert with orchestra is held on 24 October 2015 at the Stadthalle Gütersloh. The prize-winners are announced at the end of the concert. 

Prize-winners concert in Berlin

On May 7, 2014 the prize-winners of the 2013 competition will perform in front of a exclusive audience in Berlin. The prize-winners commit themselves to particpate in this concert, it is part of the competition.

The grand finale 2013

The Prize Winners: Oleg Tibulco (2nd Prize), Oleksandr Kyreiev (3rd Prize), Myong-Hyun Lee (1st Prize), Dominique Meyer and Liz Mohn, Kristina Mkhitaryan (3rd Prize), Nadine Sierra and Nicole Car (both 1st Prize)
Nicole Car from Australia
Myong-Hyun Lee from South Korea
Nadine Sierra from the US