The 11th Edition of the Piano Competition 2021 will take place from October 16th to including October 19th, in Frankfurt.

  • Saturday, October 16th: Arrival of all Participants in Frankfurt.
  • Sunday, October 17th: First and Second Round
  • Monday, October 18th: Third Round
  • Thursday, October 19th: Fourth and Final Round

  • Competition Concert Halls

  • Literaturhaus Frankfurt
  • Alte Oper Frankfurt
  • More about concert halls

    Prizes and Awards

  • Endowed with € 20,000.00
  • FAZ-Audience-Award: the audience will select the audience awardee. The prize is endowed with € 3,000
  • Winners’ and or Nominees concerts
  • CD recording
  • Laureate Jury membership at the IGPA 2021
  • All nominees will receive a valuable certificate
  • The IPF takes over the travel and hotel costs
  • IPF-Masters-Management for the Nominees and Laureates

  • Eligibility Requirements

    Conditions for participants

  • Pianists who have already taken important steps in their careers may participate. They are personalities who have demonstrated, that they have the potential for a concert career, both artistically and in their overall presence or are already performing in concerts.
  • Pianists who have contacted the International Piano Forum and participants from German and international music academies and conservatories are invited

  • Application documents

  • Piano solo recording of 20 minutes
  • The recording must be as recent as possible and not older than one year. It is expected to send a recording of highest sound and picture quality. Interruptions and/or cuts within a piece are not allowed
  • CV, picture (high resolution) and contact details.
  • The pianists are asked to send their recording by to the following email address:

  • Repertoire for the application

  • Variety of styles is desired. Only piano solo repertoire is admitted.
  • The choice for the repertoire is at the free decision of the artist.

  • Important: Both piano concertos must be available:

  • Robert Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54
  • L.v. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37

  • Application deadline

  • Friday, August 20th 2021

  • For more Information please contact or Phone: +49(69) 79 534 82 202