2022 International Hanns Eisler Scholarship of the City of Leipzig

The International Hanns Eisler Scholarship which is valued at € 1,000 per month is awarded to students who are willing to pursue a degree program in Germany.

Why should you apply for this programme? Hanns Eisler’s enormously rich musical output impresses with an almost exuberant stylistic diversity. They are a group of volunteer citizens, including composers, singers, music students, musicologists, journalists and publicists, and as institutional members of the International Hanns Eisler Society in Berlin and the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

Johannes Eisler was born in Leipzig in Saxony, the son of Rudolf Eisler, a professor of philosophy, and Marie Ida Fischer. His father was Atheist and his mother was Lutheran. In 1901, the family moved to Vienna. His brother, Gerhart, was a Communist journalist, and his sister, Elfriede, was a leader of the German Communist Party in the mid-1920s. After emigrating to America, she turned into an anti-Stalinist, writing books against her former political affiliation, and even testifying against her brothers before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

At age 14 Eisler joined a socialist youth group. Hanns Eisler was an Austrian composer (his father was Austrian, and Eisler fought in a Hungarian regiment in World War I). He is best known for composing the national anthem of East Germany, for his long artistic association with Bertolt Brecht, and for the scores he wrote for films. The Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” is named after him

Eligibility criteria for the International Hanns Eisler Scholarship

  • Applicants must have high school certificates with a good academic record.
  • Applicants must be International students.
  • Applicants must have a previous degree certificate.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have a good written and spoken English level.

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Undergraduate

Value of Award: € 1,000

Number of Awards: Not Mentioned

Method of Application: Applicants should send their submissions in German or English by e-mail to info@eisler-haus-leipzig.de.

Application documents:

  • 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

Application Deadline: July 06, 2022. 

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