For the academic year 2022-2023, Eisler-Haus Leipzig e. V. is actively providing financial support for international students through its Hanns Eisler Scholarships.
Composers with a university degree or comparable qualification are eligible for the international scholarship. The goal of the programme is to provide a platform for the production and promotion of new music. Eisler-Haus Leipzig e. V. developed and produced the programme in collaboration with the Leipzig Cultural Office.
The Eisler-Haus Leipzig e.V. was created on February 23, 2016 in Leipzig Gewandhaus. They were registered in the city of Leipzig’s registry of associations on April 25, 2016, and the tax office granted them charity status. Hanns Eisler was a composer from Austria. He is best known for writing the East German national song, his lengthy artistic collaboration with Bertolt Brecht, and the film music he composed.
What makes you want to apply for Hanns Eisler programme? Hanns Eisler’s extremely diverse musical output amazes with a stylistic diversity that borders on the extravagant. They are a group of citizen volunteers who include composers, singers, music students, musicologists, journalists, and publicists, as well as institutional members of the International Hanns Eisler Society in Berlin and the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
More About Eisler-Haus Leipzig e. V.
The Eisler-Haus Leipzig e.V. was created on February 23, 2016 in Leipzig’s Gewandhaus. We were registered in the city of Leipzig’s registry of associations on April 25, 2016, and the tax office recognised our charitable status.
We are a group of volunteer citizens comprised of composers, singers, music students, musicologists, journalists, and publicists, as well as members of the International Hanns Eisler Society in Berlin and the Gewandhaus in Leipzig as institutional members.
Steffen Schleiermacher (picture left) and Werner Kopfmüller are the association’s chairmen. The managing director is Roland H. Dippel. The group sees its mission as giving Hanns Eisler’s person and work a larger presence in his hometown of Leipzig, in the sense of a vivid remembering.
Hanns Eisler was born in Leipziger Hofmeisterstraße 14, lower ground floor left. The house was purchased by an investor in 2015 after a long period of degradation. It was preserved from decay as a result of this, and the apartments have since been refurbished and sold.
In order to provide Hanns Eisler memory a home, the LEIPZIG STIFTUNG rented the flat to the Eisler-Haus Leipzig e.V. in the second half of 2016, which will utilise it in conjunction with the City of Leipzig for the Composer in Residence programme.
Hanns Eisler Scholarship Description
- University or Organization: Eisler-Haus Leipzig e. V.
- Department: NA
- Course Level: Undergraduate
- Award: € 1,000
- Number of Awards: N/A
- Access Mode: Online
- Nationality: International
- The award can be taken in Germany.
- Application Deadline: Students can submit their applications until July 06, 2022.
- Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
- Eligible Course or Subjects: The Hanns Eisler scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the university.
- Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
- Candidates must have high school certificates with a good academic record.
- There is no age limit.
- Applicants must be International.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: Applicants should send their submissions in German or English by e-mail to email@example.com.
- Supporting Documents: Application documents attached.
- An informal letter of application.
- A curriculum vitae a) in tabular form AND b) continuous text max. 2500 characters.
- A copy of your identity card or passport.
- Three different scores, if possible, with sound samples.
- A description of the composition project approx. 3500 characters (chamber music instrumentation for up to nine musicians).
- Admission Requirements: Students must have a previous degree certificate.
- Language Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate that they have a good written and spoken English level.
The Hanns Eisler scholarship is valued at € 1,000 per month for the period of the stay from mid-May to the concert in mid-October 2023.