The focus of the FMFP serves to promote musicians who have a vision, expressed in a creative concept.
Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis
Fanny Mendelssohn (1805 – 1847) is considered to be one of the most important musicians of her time.
But her gift as a composer and pianist could only be experienced during Sunday matinees at her parents’ home, the family strictly forbidding her to make a profession of her artistic talent.
Her father Abraham wrote to her:
“For him (her brother Felix) music might become a profession while for you it will always remain a mere adornment and can and shall never be the ground bass of your being and your actions.”
During the last year of her life Fanny eventually took courage and had her first works of more than 450 compositions printed.
Conditions of Participation:
The Fanny Mendelssohn Sponsorship Award rewards among other things:
- an innovative musical concept
- a new approach in terms of interpretation
- an uncommon repertoire
The Award Ceremony:
The award ceremony will be part of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festival.
Here, the award winner will have the occasion to present an interesting repertoire to an interested audience.
Please send your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Interlink Kultur & Medien GmbH, Heilwigstraße 93, 20249 Hamburg.