»To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable!«
Ludwig van Beethoven

International Piano Forum
International German Piano Award

International piano competition in Frankfurt, Germany.

BEST OF - 10 Years International German Piano Award

Information for applicants

A direct application for the piano competition in 2020 is only possible if you are studying or have studied at a German Music University.

2020, the competition will have been awarded for 10 years in a row. Thus, the application modalities have been changed: The International Piano Forum will itself nominate 3 pianists and the German Music universities as well will nominate 3 pianists.

March 29th – 30th and 31st 2020
The International Piano Competition will take place both as competition and as concerts with its past winners.

March 29th and March 30th
Piano Competition

– First round – Second round – Third round
– Announcement of the Prize Winner 2020

March 31st
Gala Concert –

Prize Winner Concert and Ceremony of the Piano Competition

Philharmonie Baden Baden Orchestra

Frédéric Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2
Pavel Baleff – Conductor
Prize Winner 2020 – Piano

Piotr I. Tschaikowsky – Piano Concerto No. 1
Nimrod David Pfeffer – Conductor
Alexey Melnikov – Piano

Sergej Rachmaninoff – Piano Concert No. 3
Yalchin Adigozalov – Conductor
Dmitri Levkovich – Piano

Piano Competition Hall – Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Literaturhaus Frankfurt
March 29th – 30th

Piano Competition Hall – Gala Concert

Great Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt
March 31st