The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation is dedicated to contemporary music in a wide variety of ways. Alongside its annual presentation of the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize for an outstanding life’s achievement, three Composers Prizes are awarded per year. Prize winners are nominated and selected solely by the Board of Trustees.
In addition, Ensemble Prizes are awarded annually to ensembles. Young, professional ensembles can apply for the Ensemble Prize. Here you can find more information about the Ensemble Prize.
Next application deadline for the Ensemble Prizes: March 15, 2024
Furthermore, the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation promotes festivals, concerts with premiere and repeat performances, composition commissions, symposiums and musicological publications worldwide. Another concern of the Music Foundation is the promotion of academies for young musicians and composers. In addition, the Music Foundation supports musical appreciation, children’s and youth projects which make New Music accessible to a new or young audience. The Board of Trustees awards funding to exceptionally high-quality projects from the many applications it receives. Projects large and small carry equal weighting.