next generation
thé stage for young talent

Next Generation focuses on young song artists from all over the world. Under that heading, we include the master class, the Young Artist Platform as well as international collaborations aimed at exchange and providing stage experience at peer festivals. 

the song in the future

Keeping the art of song alive, passing it on to a new generation of musicians and audiences and contributing to innovation, that is the basic idea on which International Song Festival Zeist is built. Talent development is therefore one of the pillars of the festival and inextricably linked to it. To achieve this, it offers a colourful palette of activities to young, (pre)professional singers and pianists who are ready to make the leap to a larger audience.

international masterclass voor liedduo's

international master class for song duos

Ever since the first festival, six song duos have been admitted to our intensive, seven-day master class every year after a selection period.
young artist platform

young artist platform

In 2021, the festival introduced a new element: the Young Artist Platform. An audition in which six young, talented duos from home and abroad compete for two engagement prizes.