International Telekom Beethoven Competition 2019
Young pianists wanted!
The International Telekom Beethoven Competition, a major piano competition based in Bonn, will take place from 6 – 14 December, 2019 for the eighth time.
The competition focuses on works by Beethoven from every phase of his creative life. The picture of the master’s music is rounded off with compositions by his predecessors, contemporaries and successors. Along with the compulsory pieces, candidates can each put together a free programme to show the jury their individual artistic potential.
The newly established Chamber Music Final will make particular demands: Chamber music partners 2019 are members of the Beethoven Trio Bonn. Together with those two artists, the three finalists will perform one of Beethoven's complete piano trios in a festive concert night. Beethoven’s piano concertos will form the thematic centrepiece of the Orchestra Final, accompanied by the Beethoven Orchester Bonn.
Apart from its artistic aspiration, the competition attaches great importance to a personal atmosphere. The participants are accommodated in host families. There they have the opportunity to rehearse and to get an impression of life in Beethoven's native city of Bonn.
1st prize: 30.000 EUR
2nd prize: 20.000 EUR
3rd prize: 10.000 EUR
plus more than 10.000 EUR in special prizes
Pianists from all nations as well as stateless persons can take part in the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2019. You have to be between 16 and 32 years old at the time of the competition. Participants of the competition may not be or have been students of jury members in the last years before the competition. A selection commission will choose 28 participants from all the completed registration forms received; the selected participants will be invited to the first round in Bonn. The application deadline will be on May 10, 2019. The registration fee is 50 €. The registration, including all required documents, must be carried out entirely via website.
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