International Piano Forum

Under the Patronage of Valery Gergiev and Lars Vogt

“The good true and beautiful” – the International Piano Forum has taken this maxim from Goethe to heart. 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. The International Piano Forum has the aim to promote excellent and exceptional talents.

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

v. Beethoven

Countdown 8. International German Piano Award 2018


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We are delighted to announce OFFICIALY THE 6 NOMINATIONS for the 8th International German Piano Award 2018!

Our deepest congratulations go to:

Alexey Melnikov · Russia              Tomoki Sakata · Japan

Antonina Suhanova · Letvia         Hans H. Suh · South Korea

Alexey Sychev · Russia                Amadeus Wiesensee · Germany


Overview Concerts 8th International German Piano Award 2018:

Sonntag, 08. April
09.30 am – 01.00 pm

Sonntag, 08. April
02.15 pm – 04.30 pm

Montag, 09. April
10.00 am – 11.45 am

Sonntag, 08. April
06.00 pm – 09.00 pm

Clara-Schumann-Saal, Dr. Hoch’s Konservatorium | Sonnemannstraße 16, Frankfurt am Main


Programm und Eintrittskarten

Monday, April 9th
07.00 pm





Tickets: Frankfurt-Ticket


Johannes Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 1
Edvard Grieg, Piano Concerto a-minor op. 16
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 c-minor op. 18
Peter Tschaikowski, Piano Concerto No. 1 b flat-minor op. 23

Howard Griffiths Conductor | Staatskapelle Halle Orchestra

Solists: two Finalists

Großer Saal, Alte Oper Frankfurt
Opernplatz 1, Frankfurt am Main


Eric Lu – Doha

Date: 24. March 2018

Time: 19:00 Uhr

Location: Qatar - Doha

Yekwon Sunwoo – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Date: 27. March 2018

Time: 19:00 Uhr

Location: Elbphilharmonie - Kleiner Saal

International German Piano Award – Semi-Finals

Date: 8. April 2018

Time: 09:30 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr

Location: Dr. Hoch's-Konservatorium - Clara Schumann Saal