International Piano Forum

Under the Patronage of Valery Gergiev and Lars Vogt

Founded in 2008 by friends and supporters of classical piano music, it offers outstanding young national and international artistic personalities a platform accompanying them on their way to an international career.

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

v. Beethoven


Nominated for the 9th International German Piano Award

Please follow this link for the entire


Sergey Belyavskiy, Russia


© Sergey Belyavskiy

He already belongs to the elite of pianists of the new generation! Great teachers such as Prof. E. Virsaladze, A. Jasinski, L. Howard, Y. Kaplinsky and A. Schiff have discovered and formed his talent!

Rodolfo Leone, Italy


© Andrei Grilc

A talent in the next Generation of concert pianists! Latest Achievement: Winner of the prestigious International Beethoven Competition.

Lika Bibileishvili, Georgia


© Lika Bibileishvili

Praised by critics:
“… physical power … she amazes the audience with her almost vivid clarity, emotional and intellectual dimensions of the respective compositions tangible…”

Luka Okros, Georgia


© Egor Matasov

He is established as one of the most promising pianists of his generation. Praised by critics as “intense, strong and natural, with an impressive creativity”. Lang Lang said about his Liszt’s performance:  “In such a technical work, he does not deprive musicality. This is a rarity!”.

Sahun Hong, Korea

Sahun 2

© Sahun Hong

Praised by critics as an “artist already of enormous prowess with “lots of clarity, confidence, and wisdom”. Latest achievement: Winner of the 2017 Vendome Prize Verbier, 2nd Prize 2017 International Beethoven Competition.

JeungBeum Sohn, Korea


© JeungBeum Sohn

Latest achievement: 2017 first Korean pianist winning 1st prize at the Munich ARD International Music Competition in Germany: Powerfull, imeccable technic with mature and sincere musical sense.

Nominiation Jurors of the 9th International German Piano Award

Professor Paul Dan

Paul Dan

Professor Grigory Gruzman

Grigory Gruzman

Professor Georg Friedrich Schenck

Schenck 2

International German Piano Award
Internationaler Deutscher Pianistenpreis 2019

March 31: Semifinal I  9.30 am – 1 pm                
March 31: Semifinal II 2.15 pm – 4.30 pm   
March 31: Orchestra rehearsals 6 pm – 9 pm
April 1: Final 10 am – 11.45 am
All performances in the Big Hall, Literaturhaus Frankfurt


Grand-Prix Final Concert

April 1: 7 pm – 10.15 pm
Big Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt


Alte Oper freigestellt

10th International Piano Award 2020

We are glad to publish the dates of the 10th International Piano Award 2020:

Semifinal II & II: March 30th 2020
Final and Grand-Prix Final Concert: March 31st 2020

Live Stream

Experience the International German Piano Award 2018:


Andrejs Osokins – GORS, The Embassy of Latgale hall

Date: 8. March 2019

Time: 19:00 Uhr

Location: Rezekne, Latvija

Andrejs Osokins –  GORS, The Embassy of Latgale hall

Yekwon Sunwoo – Concert hall Berlin

Date: 15. March 2019

Time: 20:00 Uhr

Location: Konzerthaus Berlin - Kleiner Saal

Yekwon Sunwoo – Concert hall Berlin

Yekwon Sunwoo – Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester

Date: 7. April 2019

Time: 11:00 Uhr

Location: Großer Saal - Alte Oper Frankfurt

Yekwon Sunwoo – Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester