International German Piano Award
An award for exceptional artistic personalities and for special creativity.
Under the Artistic Patronage of Lars Vogt.
The International Piano Forum is the initiator of the International German Piano Award which is donated yearly. The prize money of €20,000,- is set up to find and promote outstanding pianists. Yet alone being nominated to the International German Piano Award is an honor to extraordinary talent. An international jury of noted experts elects the nominated pianists by means of an independent notary procedure. A second jury, independent to the first, then votes for the Laureate.
Aim and purpose of the International German Piano Award is to present artists to the audience who have an outstanding artistic expression as well as sensitivity and passion. The following support of the nominated artists provides concerts at famous national and international Concert Halls and contacts to conductors as well as orchestras. Last not least the association supports the production of CDs, websites and an exclusive artist portfolio.
Previous Audience awardees
Albertina Eunju Song
Actual Awardee 2015 · Yekwon Sunwoo
Actual Audience Awardee 2015 · Andrejs Osokins
German Piano Award
The German Piano Award is a distinction for pianists living, studying and mostly performing in Germany.
The International Piano Forum is free in selection and endowment of the Award.
As with the International German Piano Award it is directed at pianists who have an outstanding artistic expression and show the potential for an international career.
In 2016 the German Piano Award of € 10,000 will be awarded as the highest endowed price at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy-Hochschulwettbewerb (Competition of the German Universities of Music) on 17 January 2016 in Berlin.