Judging Panel 2022

Prof. Dr. Stephan Mösch
Prof. Dr. Stephan Mösch
Music and theatre scientist
About Prof. Dr. Stephan Mösch
Prof. Dr. Stephan Mösch is Professor of Aesthetics, History and Artistic Practice of Music Theatre at the University of Music Karlsruhe (since 2013).

He completed a double degree in music, theatre and literature studies in Berlin, as well as singing in Berlin and Stuttgart (stage maturity examination) and was a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation. During his studies he was awarded the Domgraf-Fassbaender Prize and was a prizewinner at the German Music Competition.

In 2001 he received his doctorate at the TU Berlin with a study on Boris Blacher (Der gebrauchte Text, Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag 2002). His habilitation thesis entitled "Consecration, Workshop, Reality" was awarded several prizes.

As a university lecturer in the scientific and artistic field, Stephan Mösch belonged to the first faculty of the Executive Master in Arts Administration course at the University of Zurich. He taught at the Dresden Master Classes Music (DMM) and the Weimar Master Classes. Teaching assignments have taken him to the universities of Berlin (UdK), Marburg and Vienna, among others.

From 1994 to 2013 he was editor-in-chief of the professional journal Opernwelt (Berlin), co-editor of the yearbook OPER and a CD series. For Opernwelt he reported on premieres, new productions and festivals on five continents.

He is still an author in the feature section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and is responsible for regular contributions to ARD radio stations.

Stephan Mösch is also a jury member in numerous competitions for singing, directing and stage design as well as in the German Record Critics' Award.