The Sir Ian Stoutzker Prize, launched at the Mozarteum University in 2019, has produced six winners! In the spirit of interdisciplinarity and inclusion, the selection process was open to all students of the Mozarteum University for the first time. The outstanding winner of the evening is the soprano Veronika Loy (27).
The Sir Ian Stoutzker Prize
The Sir Ian Stoutzer Prize, endowed with 20,000 euros, is awarded annually to students from artistic instrumental and vocal classes at the Mozarteum University. The sponsor of the highly endowed award is the British businessman and philanthropist Sir Ian Stoutzker, who founded the organization Live Music Now together with Yehudi Menuhin in 1977.
Under the artistic direction of Hannfried Lucke, Vice Rector for Arts and Professor of Organ at the Mozarteum University, The Sir Ian Stoutzker Prize 2019 has been offered for the first time. The format and high endowment create an outstanding profile for a highly internal competition at a music university in the German-speaking world, setting appropriate expectations. It honors a student personality who excels in the competition and who knows how to convince with musical creative power, poetry and unique charisma. The best Bachelor's and Master's students from the artistic instrumental and vocal classes of the Mozarteum University are eligible to participate (maximum one talent per class).
In addition to Hannfried Lucke, the top-class jury for The Sir Ian Stouzker Prize 2022 consisted of University Councilor Eleanor Hope, Maestro Ion Marin, Professor of Conducting, Pauliina Tukiainen, Professor of Lied Design, and sound engineer Professor Moritz Bergfeld, who heads the Sound and Music Production course at the Media Department of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.