Dmitri Levkovich: Sergei Rachmaninow, Prelude in G-Dur
The International Piano Forum – a summit of internationally acclaimed pianists, a podium for outstanding young artists from all over the globe to showcase their instrumental mastery. The International Piano Forum is the initiator of the International German Piano Award which is donated yearly. The prize money amounts to a total of € 20,000.
The International German Piano Award has the objective to find and promote outstanding pianists worldwide. Yet, alone being nominated for the International German Piano Award is an honor to extraordinary talent. The following support of the nominees provides concerts at famous national and international concert halls and contacts to conductors as well as orchestras. Last but not least, the association supports the production of CDs, websites, an exclusive artist portfolio and much more.
In the past years, the prize was awarded to Amir Tebenikhin 2011, Lukas Geniusas 2012, Dmitri Levkovich 2013, Misha Namirovsky 2014, Yekwon Sunwoo 2015, Wataru Hisasue 2016, Eric Lu 2017, Hans H. Suh 2018 and JeungBeum Sohn in 2019.
The Audience-Award 2013 went to Thomas Wypior, 2014 to Albertina Eunju Song, 2015 to Andrejs Osokins, 2017 to Eric Lu, 2018 to Tomoki Sakata and 2019 to Luka Okros.
Since 2016 the International German Piano Award bears the suffix “powered by C. Bechstein”. The International German Piano Award is an independent organisation.