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.

Social Engagement

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

v. Beethoven

Application deadline for the 9th IGPA 2019:

from now to December 14, 2018

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18

Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Opus 15



Awardees of the 8th International German Piano Award

The International German Piano Award 2018 goes to HANS H. SUH
The FAZ-Public Award goes to TOMOKI SAKATA

Congratulations to both outstanding pianists!


Hans H. Suh



Tomoki Sakata


FAZ-Public Awardee


live stream

Experience the International German Piano Award again

Recording from the Semi-Final and Grand Final on April 8 and 9, 2018 by Klassik-TV


Dmitri Levkovich – Flora Cologne

Date: 5. October 2018

Time: 19:00 Uhr

Dmitri Levkovich – Staatskapelle Halle

Date: 7. October 2018

Time: 16:00 Uhr

Hans H. Suh – RWE Pavillon Essen

Date: 12. October 2018

Time: 19:00 Uhr