The Ensemble Award

The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation has founded a new Ensemble Award to provide long-term, individual support for the structural and artistic development of young ensembles. It comes with up to € 75.000 for each ensemble.

Young, professional ensembles in the stabilisation phase can apply for the award. Two-thirds of its members should be younger than 35 and the ensemble should be focussed entirely on contemporary repertoire. Applications from national and international ensembles are welcome! 

Ensembles could apply for the Ensemble Awards 2021 from January till March 15, 2021.

Numerous ensembles have discovered that – in a period of increasing professionalism – their success is accompanied by greater structural, legal, organisational and financial burdens. It is with this stabilisation phase that the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation would like to provide assistance through its award. It is important that a long-term solution can be suggested and implemented by the ensemble within the space of the award period. For applications due to March 2021 the award period lasts from Autumn 2021 till Autumn 2022.

The award is to be given independently of any other award or prize of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation. Ensemble Awards and project support bursaries can thus be awarded simultaneously.

The two 2020 Ensemble Award Winners will be announced in Fall 2020!

You can apply here again from January 1st till March 15th, 2021.
(Please notice: You can apply for the Ensemble Award only here. For a grant-in-aid you need to register at "applications".)


Imke List and Dr. Tanja Proebstl