The final round participants 2015

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The International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN, initiated in 1987, takes place very two years. In 2017 the seventeenth competition will be held.

Apply online starting 15 January 2017.

Schedule 2017

The competition is set up in three phases:

Picture brochure 2015

Application Phase

During the first three month of the competition year, from January 15 to March 31, 2017, singers are invited to submit their online applications.

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Picture Yokosuka, Japan

Preliminary Round Auditions

Preliminary round auditions 2017 are scheduled around the globe from April to August 2017. Singers make a clear choice for one place to audition in their online application.

Final Round

The final round is divided into 3 phases:

Auditions with piano accompanyment

On the first two days of the final round in Gütersloh, on October 9  and 10 2017, all particpants have auditions accompanied by piano in front of the jury. Thereafter the semifinalists are being announced.

Semi-final concert

During the semi-final concert on October 12, 2017 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.  


The final concert with orchestra is held on October 14, 2017 at the Stadthalle Gütersloh. The prize winners are announced at the end of the concert.