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WASCHECHT.HAMBURG - Das Klassik-Special:
The livestream from 23/05 as video on demand
The Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis is a concept award honoring:

  • an innovative musical concept

  • a new interpretive approach

  • an extraordinary repertoire developed on the basis of the program concept

This is not just about technical virtuosity but rather much more about a visionary form. The winner will have the opportunity to produce and release his/her concept as a debut album.

Have you been nominated by your mentor?

We congratulate you on your nomination!
Download and fill out the application form.

Please do not forget:

  • completed application form

  • CV with photograph

  • Audio recording (mp3 or video recording mp4 or DVD)

The deadline for submissions is
August 31, 2021.


You can submit your application either by email or post.

You can find the terms and conditions of participation here.

 Monday - Friday 
 9am - 6pm

Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis

Heilwigstr. 93
20249 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 47 55 43

Heide Schwarzweller
Mob.: +49 172 89 14 796

Support young artists.


Promoting young talent at the highest level requires supporters.
Here you can find out more about how to support the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderverein and its musicians.

  • Preisträgerkonzert Sáo Soulez Larivière
    Schlossgut Gross Schwansee
    19 Aug, 20:00
    Schlossgut Gross Schwansee, Am Park 1, 23942 Kalkhorst, Deutschland
    Sào Soulez Larivière ist der 7. Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreisträger. Das Preisträgerkonzert des niederländisch-französischen Bratschisten findet im Rahmen der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern auf Schloßgut Gross Schwansee statt.
  • Festival der Preisträger 2021
    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
    01 Sep, 19:00
    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg, Deutschland
    Bereits zum dritten Mal werden am 1. September 2021 alle Gewinner des Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreises beim Festival der Preisträger im Kleinen Saal der Elbphilharmonie zu erleben sein - inklusive einer Welturaufführung, die speziell für die aktuelle Konstellation der Preisträger komponiert wird.
  • SALON Sommerfestival
    16 Jul 2022, 19:00
    Altenhof, Altenhof, 24340 Altenhof, Deutschland
    Das Festival unter dem Motto „DER TANZ. DIE MUSIK. DER ZAUBER.“ findet vom 16.-17. Juli 2022 in dem einzigartigen Ambiente des Gutshofs mit den Preisträger:innen des Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreises und den Tänzer:innen des Bundesjugendballetts von John Neumeier statt.
  • TBD
    Michael Buchanan in the Frauenkirche Dresden
    Dresden Frauenkirche
    Neuer Termin folgt
    Dresden Frauenkirche, Altstadt, 01067 Dresden, Germany
    In the series YOUNG ARTIST, Michael Buchanan plays pieces from his program the various faces of god. Trumpet: Michael Buchanan Piano: Kasia Wieczorek

The Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the third largest classical music festival in Germany. A central program focus is the promotion of young, up-and-coming musicians.

More information is available here.


The purpose of the society is to promote science, education, art and culture,
but especially to honor the memory of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn and their work. 


More information is available here.

During the more than 100 concerts, spiritual Sundays and organ music events it organizes every year, the Dresden Frauenkirche Foundation dedicates special attention to providing venues for an unbiased view of the next generation of international top musicians and young talent.


More information is available here.


The Mendelssohn-Haus is the house in which Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy lived and died. Today, it houses a museum in honour of Mendelssohn, who was active here not only as a composer and music director, but also as a cultural politician and piano virtuoso.


More information is available here.


Founded in 1992, ES-DUR is a classical and contemporary music label based in Hamburg, Germany. The ES-DUR catalog represents the richness and variety of music history and its genres, but the exciting musical developments of the present - the sounds of our time - play an important role as well.


More information is available here.


Classical concerts, jazz festivals, symposiums addressing today's major issues, readings by authors and poetry days: Schloss Elmau can look back over a 100 years of historical and cultural heritage.

More information is available here.


Klassik Radio is the private radio program for classical music. The radio station was founded in 1990 by Ulrich Kubak. Thanks to its innovative programming, Klassik Radio has a comparably young audience aged 30 years and older. Since 2007, the station is the only non-public broadcaster with an own orchestra, the Klassik Radio Pops Orchestra.


More information is available here.