The competition

The competition in Jazz and pop singing takes place every two years. The trophy of the “Finsterwalder Sänger” is awarded by the Sparkassenstiftung “Zukunft Elbe-Elster- Land”, while the competition is organized by the office of cultural activities of the district Elbe-Elster.

Usually, we receive a large number of applications – in 2015, more than 55 singers from all over Europe applied for participation. Out of this group, 20 of the best singers and ensembles respectively are invited to enter the competition.  Participant’s ages range between 18 up to 30 years, they attend professional vocal training, or are already pursuing an active singing career.

Consequently, performances usually offer a high professional level. Trophies from past competitions went to Amsterdam, London, Nizhniy Novgorod, and Odessa. Fair and high-level competition is furthermore ensured by a professional jury which contains at least one well-known and established Jazz or pop singer. This star usually contributes a concert to the competition. 

In 2017 this artistic gem will be again accompanied by a festival which invites the inhabitants of Finsterwalde and their guests to join in. The competition takes place in the Marktpassage in the city centre. On Friday night, the competition venue turns into a place to get together and jam. Don't miss the opportunity to meet and hear your fellow participants in the relaxed atmosphere of a live concert.

Organized by Sparkassenstiftung
„Zukunft Elbe-Elster-Land“ in co-operation with
the city council of Finsterwalde and the office for
cultural activities of the district Elbe-Elster.
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