The Neues Lied Competition for Art Song Duos was established in 2022. This year marks the third instalment of the competition, which again invited young singers and pianists from the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University to showcase their talent with a programme of several art songs in various languages. The final round will see the very best of these duos compete for R34 000 of prize money, sponsored by the Rupert Music Foundation. The programme – which will be announced shortly before the final round on www.festivalneueslied.com/competition – is bound to encompass a wonderful variety of art songs.