The Sir Ian Stoutzker Prize

The Sir Ian Stoutzker Prize 2023

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.

The Sir Ian Stoutzer Prize - Office

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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.