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Singing competition: 19 young singers qualify for the 2015 NEUE STIMMEN semifinals

The semifinalists for the 2015 NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition have been chosen. Of the 42 young talents who arrived in Gütersloh on Sunday to participate in the competition’s final round, 10 female singers and 9 male singers have been selected to continue to the semifinals.

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Study: Spain could reap benefits of apprenticeship training

Measures introduced three years ago for in-firm apprenticeship training have resonated only marginally among Spain's companies. Less than five percent of all trainees are receiving in-firm training in addition to their vocational education. Our study shows that Spanish firms are ignoring this opportunity at a disservice to themselves.

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SINGING COMPETITION: 42 NEUE STIMMEN participants arrive in Gütersloh

There's music in the air: from October 17 to 24, young opera talents from all over the world will once again be gathering in Gütersloh. A total of 42 up-and-coming singers from 30 countries will be performing for an international jury during the 16th NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition.

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SINGING COMPETITION: Singers from 30 countries chosen for final round of NEUE STIMMEN 2015

From Beijing and Sydney to Rome, New York, Buenos Aires and Cape Town: After three months of preliminary auditions on 6 continents and in 26 cities the participants of the NEUEN STIMMEN 2015 are selected. 46 young Opera talents have qualified for the final round, which starts at October 17 in Gütersloh. 

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Newsletter Archiv: Learning for Life

The newsletter informs about the activities of the Bertelsmann Stiftung to improve education and training opportunities for young people and adults.

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Singing Competition: NEUE STIMMEN 2015 - Numerous applications from around the world

Over 1,300 young talents have applied to participate in the 16th NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition. This year the preliminary auditions start in Japan and will be held worldwide - from Asia over Europe and Africa to South- and North-America and Australia.

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Prizewinners Concert: Taking a musical "winter's journey" with NEUE STIMMEN

Former prizewinners and participants in the NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition took their audience on a musical "winter's journey" Thursday evening in Berlin. Liz Mohn, vice-chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board, organized the event, which was held at the Bertelsmann Center in the heart of Germany's capital.  

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Positions from the project: Focusing on the child

A child-centered family policy must recognize the needs and interests of children and consider them when establishing the background conditions that affect families today. Such a family policy invests sufficiently and effectively in the wellbeing and education of all children. Because including children, getting them involved, taking them seriously, and giving them responsibility – that is what lays the foundation for a vibrant democracy.

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Singing Competition: NEUE STIMMEN 2015: Application process begins for young opera talents

Up-and-coming opera singers from around the world have until April 6, 2015, to apply to participate in the Bertelsmann Stiftung's NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition. The finals will be held from October 18 to 25, 2015, in Gütersloh, Germany.

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Creating Careers: Artistic networking for success

With “Neue Stimmen,” the Bertelsmann Stiftung opens up a great opportunity for talented young vocalists from across the world to realize their dream of a singing future.