The Liszt Foundation was launched in 2006, to mark the occasion of Franz Liszt’s 195th birthday. The foundation is part of the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft (Association of Foundations for German Science).
The core objective of the foundation is to promote scholarship and research, and to support talented young people on their journey to the global concert stage, and, by extension, to maintain and shape a lively musical culture.
Funding programme for young artists
Thanks to the promise of a generous donation, which is spread over several years and amounts to EUR 50,000 per annum, the foundation was able to set up an additional funding programme in 2008. This enables students at the Weimar University of Music and pupils at the Music Grammar School ‘Schloss Belvedere’ to receive support in exercising their artistic talents, for example, through the funding of participation in competitions and masterclasses. Overall, more than 100 young artists are already benefiting from the funding programme.
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Charlotte Krupp Scholarship
Since 2010, the foundation has been able to award up to 5 study scholarships a year, each amounting to EUR 500 a month. This is thanks to a generous donation, which is managed as a separate fund.
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Berghausen Scholarship for Singing
The NEUE LISZT STIFTUNG / The Liszt Foundation annually awards a monthly scholarship of 400 euros from the estate of Hans-Dietmar Berghausen to students majoring in voice, especially in mezzo-soprano and soprano.
Funding for the university’s international competitions
The four international competitions managed by the University of Music are supported by the Foundation. Prizes and commendations are awarded:
- International LOUIS SPOHR Competition for Young Violinists
- International FRANZ LISZT Competition for Young Pianists
- International FRANZ LISZT Piano Competition Weimar-Bayreuth
- International JOSEPH JOACHIM Chamber Music Competition
The Liszt Foundation receives financial support from Deutsche Bank AG and a private patron, and it is also backed by Steinway & Sons, Hamburg.