The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation’s 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.

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.

Ensembles can apply from February till March 16, 2020.

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.

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.