11th International Hilde Zadek

Voice Competition 22-27 April 2019

The Unique Competition

Focus: Opera of the 21st century


A cooperation between the Hildegard Zadek Foundation with the MDW – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna


Required competition repertoire >>


Age limit

Male and female singers born after 1989 (born after January 1st, 1989)


Registration deadline: April 1, 2019

You'll receive a confirmation of participation and detailed information by April 7, 2019


Protection of honor:

Dr. Thomas Angyan (Director of the Society of Music Lovers in Vienna)



Dr. Thomas Dänemark (General Secretary of the Friends of Vienna State Opera)



Prof. Thomas QUASTHOFF (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin Academy of Music)

Mag. Angelika MÖSER (Schönberg Center Wien)

Dr. Birgit MEYER (Director Opera Cologne)

Walter KOBERA (Neue Oper Wien)

Mag. Evamaria WIESER (Young Singers Project, Salzburg Festival)

Thomas MITTERMAYER (Musikverein Wien)

Prof. Michaela DICKGIESSER (Member of the Music Committee of the Kulturkreis der Dt. Wirtschaft Berlin)

Helga MACHREICH-UNTERZAUCHER (Machreich Artists Management Inc.)

Prof. KS Birgid Steinberger (MDW and MUK Vienna)



Finalists Concert: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 18:00

Live stream from the Gläserner Saal of the Vienna Musikverein



Hildegard Zadek Foundation

Executive Board: Prof. Maria Venuti

Member of the Board & Legal Advisor: Karlheinz Kirch

Member of the Board & Coordinator: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gertraud Berka-Schmid

KS Prof. Dr. h.c. Hilde Zadek, Honorary Chairwoman of the Jury

KS Dr. h.c. Christa Ludwig, Honorary President of the HZ Competition


mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

represented by:

Rector Mag. Ulrike Sych


MUK Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna
represented by:
Rector Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gertraud Berka-Schmid




Organization & Information:

Mag. Gabriele Korn

Kohlesgasse 32

1140 Vienna

Tel.: +43 664 230 20 93

E-Mail: zadek-competition@mdw.ac.at

Contact & application form >>


Organizational assistance during the competition

Marie-Therese Milotta-Berka & Eva Unterhofer



Artistic and organizational lead: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gertraud Berka-Schmid

Partners: mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Hildegard Zadek Foundation Karlsruhe,

Board Chair: Prof. Maria Venuti

Team manager: Gabriele Korn