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International Hanns Eisler Scholarship of the City of Leipzig 2019

 International Hanns Eisler Scholarship of the City of Leipzig 2019
Summary:Scholarship, residency and final performance
Deadline: 06 July 2018
Date Posted: 09 May 2018
Details: In the year of the 120th birthday of composer Hanns Eisler, born in Leipzig, the City of Leipzig announces the first International Hanns Eisler Scholarship of the City of Leipzig. Eisler, a student of Arnold Schönberg, was born in Leipzig on July 6, 1898 in today's Hofmeisterstraße 14. Leipzig, the city of music, is thus setting an important example in the vivid remembrance of Hanns Eisler as one of the most important composers of contemporary music of the 20th century.

The international scholarship is aimed at composers with the appropriate qualifications, e.g. a university degree or a subject-related course of study. The scholarship focuses on a Composer in Residence Programme, which basically provides a compositional and study stay in Leipzig. The aim of the programme is to create a platform dedicated to the further development and promotion of contemporary music. The programme is conceived and organised by Eisler-Haus Leipzig e. V. in cooperation with the Cultural Office of the City of Leipzig.

The scholarship holder is given the opportunity to live for five months in Hanns Eisler's home at Hofmeisterstraße 14 in Leipzig and to work on a previously conceived project. The resulting composition will be premiered at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. The aim is for the scholarship holder to be on site mainly in Leipzig during the five months of the scholarship.

In addition, the scholarship holder receives financial support of €1,000 per month over a period of five months.

There is no age limit.
Applicants please send their submissions in German or English to:

Eisler-Haus Leipzig e.V. c/o Martin Echterhoff Rosenmüllerstraße 15 04179 Leipzig GERMANY

or by e-mail to:
The call for tenders begins on May 1, 2018, the application deadline is July 6,

2018 (date application of the postmark).

an informal application letter
a curriculum vitae
a copy of your identy card or passport
three different scores, if possible, with sound examples a description of the project

The jury will meet at the beginning of September 2018 and the results will be communicated to the selected scholarship holder by telephone or e- mail immediately after the jury meeting. Applicants not selected for a scholarship cannot be notified separately.

From 11 October 2018, the name of the scholarship holder will be published on the association's website and announced to the media. The jury's decision is not justified. The scholarship holder undertakes to take out all necessary insurance for the stay in Germany immediately after notification and to provide proof of this in a timely manner.

Please understand that the documents sent in cannot be returned. We look forward to receiving your application.

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