Hilde Zadek congratulating Sascha El Mouissi
Liedkunst 2016 Özgecan Gencer and Christian Zimmer; Photo: Volkert Bandixen
Tenor Christian Dietz and Hedayet Djeddikar; Photo: Guballa

“Liedkunst” – masterclass for interpretation of the “Lied” at Husum Castle

Interpretation of songs from different eras.



The course is aimed at advanced singing or piano students, and young musicians with adequate qualifications or training. If you want to apply: please bring your own sheet music (three copies are absolutely necessary).

Tutors: Prof. Ulf Bästlein (Voice); Prof. Charles Spencer (Piano)

Participation fee
350,00 €

The registration fee of 100 Euro is to be paid on application and entitles the applicant to attend as a daily audience member. It is also the ticket for all three concerts.

For foreign transfers please use these bank account numbers: BIC-Nr.: NOLADE21NOS IBAN-Nr: DE 342 175 000 000 000 16196, Nord-Ostsee Sparkasse

Application deadline: July 17, 2023

Late or incomplete registrations cannot be considered.


Since the number of active participants is limited, an admission exam at Husum Castle decides on active participation in the course. Please prepare a “Lied” of your choice.

Admission exam

Not open to the general public.
Monday, July 24, 2023, 11:00 a.m., in the South Wing Hall, Husum Castle
Participation is only possible after previous application and payment of registration fee (100 Euro).

The courses

Classes are open to the public and can be attended daily from Wednesday to Friday from 10am – open end. The exact timing of the lessons takes place after the entrance exam.

Opening Concert

Liedkunst 2023 will open with a concert on Sunday, July 23, 2023, 7:00 pm.

Conversation Concert

The conversation concert with the English pianist Julius Drake will take place on Thursday, July 27, 2023, 7:00 pm.

Prizes for best performances and final concert

In the final concert on Saturday, July 29, 2023, 6:00 p.m., an independent jury will award the best entries with the following prizes:

  • 1st Liedduo Prize: “Johann-Max-Böttcher-Preis”
  • 2nd Song Duo Award: North Frisian Song Award of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Culture
  • Prize of church St. Marien Husum
  • Audience Award– donated by Gabrielle Gumpert and Barbara Hess
  • Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck Prize
  • Robert Ellis Crawford Young Talent Award
  • Christa Ludwig Prize for an outstanding vocal performance
  • Theodor Storm Piano Prize


Application form for the masterclasses can be downloaded here. Please download and print out the form, complete it and send it to the Music School of North Frisia via mail or email:

Kreismusikschule Nordfriesland (Anke Lipschinski), Schloss vor Husum, König-Friedrich V.-Allee, 25813 Husum/Germany
Phone 0049-4841-8973-123, Fax 0049-4841-8973-120, email: kreismusikschule@nordfriesland.de


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