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About Videos

In our latest career podcast for classical musicians, Bernhard Kerres talks about the different kinds of videos an artist might need. Here are some examples we like. Feel free to add more in the comments! Pianist Tanja Huppert has made a wonderful introduction to her music and herself. In the video, one sees her not …

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International Mozart Competition Salzburg

Apply Now for the International Mozart Competition Salzburg

The 14th International Mozart Competition of the University Mozarteum Salzburg will take place from February 1st to 15th in Salzburg. You need to apply by August 19th, 2019! The competition will be held for violin, piano, and horn. The International Mozart Competition of the Mozarteum University in Salzburg has quickly become one of the major …

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If Swiss And Female, Submit Your Composition

Swiss Female Composers Festival submission closes August 1st, 2019. The festival celebrates works of Swiss female composers. We are looking forward to hosting a broad variety music event. Dear Lady composers keep submitting to show your passion! For more information check: and follow us on FB or Instagram. Thanks for sharing. Stay inspired!

Selling Hope

Since we founded HELLO STAGE all musicians asked us how they could find a manager. Young musicians hoped that managers could bring them engagements. Established musicians wished for a new manager to boost their careers. Musicians pin their career hopes on management. First of all, let us get back to reality. As we have written …

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Socially Responsible But Not Paying Artists

Over the last few weeks I have read and mentioned several alarming studies about how much musicians actually earn – or one should write how little. In Germany around 20% to 30% of musicians live below the poverty line. After reading my blog post on the Bertelsmann Study about career opportunities for opera singers, a …

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Bleak Prospects for Opera Singers

The Bertelsmann Foundation introduced this week its study about career aspects for young singers in Germany. The motivation for the study is simple – the Bertelsmann Foundation is behind the Neue Stimmen competition for singers, one of the most prestigious competitions for voice. They have realized that even for their price winners life is tough …

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