Best OF - 10 Years International German Piano Award 2020

Nominations 2020 will be announced shortly!

The International Piano Forum (IPF) – a summit of internationally acclaimed pianists and a podium for outstanding young artists from all over the world to showcase their instrumental mastery. The International Piano Forum is the initiator of the worldwide piano competition the International German Piano Award (IGPA) which is donated yearly. The prize money amounts to a total of € 20,000.

The IGPA has the objective to find and promote outstanding pianists worldwide. Yet, alone being nominated for this piano competition is an honor to extraordinary talent. The Forum supports its nominees and prize winners with concerts at famous national and international concert halls and create contacts to conductors as well as orchestras. The association also 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.