Application deadline extended until September 30

PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline of the 18th European Piano Competition Bremen has been extended until September 30, 2023. The conditions of participation and the program are unchanged. The first round is a preliminary video round. More information about how to apply and the competition rules can be found here:
Please read the announcement and all instructions carefully. We are looking forward to your application!


The application form is online!

You may now apply for the 18th European Piano Competition Bremen by using the application form, which you can find here:
Please read carefully all the instructions as well as the rules and regulations. We are looking forward to your application by September 1st, 2023.


Announcement for the 2024 competition online!

We are proud to announce that the details about the 18th European Piano Competition Bremen 2024 are now online. Interested pianists can inform themselves about the program and the conditions of participation on this website.

The registration is not yet open.We will be accepting applications within the next weeks and will let you know immediately as the application form has been launched on the Competition Website. We welcome applications until September 1, 2023.


Save the date!

We are happy to announce that the 18th European Piano Competition Bremen will take place from 6th - 13th February 2024. We plan to execute the first round of the competition as a preliminary video round. The jury will process the applications in Autumn 2023.

We will keep you posted about the application procedure, program and rules within the next weeks. Please check the competition homepage regularly.


Congratulations to Lukas Sternath!

The 71st ARD Music Competition ended yesterday and we congratulate Lukas Sternath on his great success! The young Austrian had won the Second Prize and the Audience Prize at the European Piano Competition Bremen in 2021. Now he was honoured with the first prize and the audience prize in the piano category at the prestigious ARD Music Competition. A great result - congratulations!


Happy New Year!

The year is still young, but the team of the European Piano Competition Bremen is already busy planning for the future. The Corona pandemic situation, which is still very unpredictable, continues to challenge us in many ways, but we are optimistic that we will be able to publish new information here soon. Stay tuned!


Kiron Atom Tellian back at the Sendesaal Bremen

We always like to think back to the last European Piano Competition Bremen in July last year - great young pianists presented themselves in the Sendesaal Bremen and brought us excellent piano music in three competition rounds. Now Kiron Atom Tellian - the youngest semi-finalist - returns to Bremen and, at the invitation of the Sendesaal, will play a solo concert in the series “saltarello - Ausnahmetalente im Sendesaal” on Friday, 18 March at 8:00 pm. Do not miss it!



And the winner is...

The European Piano Competition Bremen 2021 is over and these are our winners:

Valère Burnon - 1st Prize
Lukas Sternath - 2nd Prize
Aleksandr Zakharov - 3rd Prize
Lukas Sternath - Audience Award, this year awarded by pupils

In addition, the following special prizes were awarded:
Valère Burnon - Prize for the best interpretation of the compulsory piece of music (Matan Porat: “Bursting Light”)
Kiron Atom Tellian - Special Award for the youngest semifinalist
Anna Khomichko - Special Award or the excellent interpretation of a piece of music by a woman composer

Congratulations to all prize winners!

We sincerely thank all sponsors and prize donors of this year’s competition:

Die Sparkasse Bremen, Heinz Peter und Annelotte Koch-Stiftung, Waldemar Koch Stiftung, Karin und Uwe Hollweg-Stiftung, Familie Saacke, Familie Osmers, Bremer Tageszeitungen AG, Internationaler Arbeitskreis Frau und Musik e.V.


Congratulation to the Finalists

Congratulation to the finalists of the European Piano Competition Bremen 2021:

Valère Burnon
Lukas Sternath
Aleksandr Zakharov

Schedule for the final round on 18th July:
16:00-16:30 Valère Burnon - soloprogramme
16:30-17:00 Lukas Sternath - soloprogramme
17:00-17:30 Aleksandr Zakharov - soloprogramme

Break 17:30-19:00

Opening 19:00
19:15-20:00 Valère Burnon
20:15-21:00 Lukas Sternath
21:15-22:00 Aleksandr Zakharov

ca. 22:30 awards ceremony


The competition 2021 in livestream

The 17th European Piano Competition Bremen has been running since 12.07.2021. Join the fever LIVE!
Click here for the stream:

We welcome in the 3rd round:
Wednesday, 14.07.2021
15:00-16:10 - Jonas Stark
16:30-17:40 - Anna Khomichko
18:00-19:10 - Valère Burnon
19:30-20:40 - Danilo Mascetti

Thursday, 15.07.2021
15:00-16:10 - Kiron Atom Tellian
16:30-17:40 - Lukas Sternath
18:00-19:10 - Aleksandr Zakharov

This year you will only find out the results of the 3rd round in our online networks. Shortly after the decisions have been made, you can find the current schedule for the next round here.


Congratulations - the participants of the 2nd round

We would like to thank 46 participants who took part in the 1st round. This was held online. The jury has now judged this round, which took place at a very impressive level!
We are happy to welcome the following participants* to the 2nd round in Bremen on 11.7.2021 (in alphabetical order):

Valère Burnon,
Guillaume Durand Piketty,
Zulfat Fakhraziev,
Ivan Galic,
Anna Khomichko,
Georg Kjurdian,
Danilo Mascetti,
Emil Reinert,
Jonas Stark,
Lukas Sternath,
Kiron Atom Tellian,
Aleksander Zakharov

We would like to thank all participants for submitting their videos!
We would be very happy if you followed the competition via the social channels on Instagram, Facebook and youtube of the Landesmusikrat Bremen. The live stream of the Schubert round, the semifinal and the final will also be available there.


European Piano Comeptition Bremen 2021 started

We are very pleased that the European Piano Competition Bremen 2020/21 has now started. The 1st round will be held online.

We welcome for this 1st round:

Abdelmoula, Jean-Selim - *1991 - Switzerland Alcaraz, Julie - *1990 - France
Baden, Valeria - *1998 - Ukraina
Burnon, Valère - *1998 - Belgium
Cassiers, Anaïs - *1999 - Belgium
Chenorkian, Alexandre - *1994 - France
Churbanova, Anastasia - *1992 - Russland
Durand Piketty, Guillaume - *1995 - France
Eidukonis, Augustinas - *1995 - Litauen
Fakhraziev, Zulfat - *1991 - Russia
Galić, Ivan - *1994 - Croatia
Gallavardin, Jodyline - *1992 - France
Gehring, Fabian - *1991- Germany
Goniarski, Juliusz - *1994 - Polen
Hajduk-Rynkowicz, Anna - *1990 - Poland
Katter, Lukas - *1997 - Austria
Khomichko, Anna - *1991 - Russia
Kjurdian, Georg - *1994 - Lettland
Korsunenko, Kyrill - *1991 - Ukraina Kowal, Piotr - *1991 - Poland
Langer, Maximilian - *1994 - Germany
Manea, Mihaela - *1996 - Rumania Mascetti, Danilo - *1992- Italy
Misztal, Marta - *1997 - Poland
Motorenko, Yevhenii - *1999 - Ukraina
Muidinov, Muzaffar - *1993 - Russia
Orlando, Francesca - *1995 - Italy
Redor, Luc - *1992 - France
Reinert, Emil - *1994 - Germany
Ritter, Tomasz - *1995 - Poland
Saienko, Danylo - *1991- Ukraine
Schütz, Bella - *2002 - France
Semenina, Sofia - *1997 - Russia
Siegle, Clara - *2000 - Germany
Stark, Jonas - *1998 - Germany
Sternath, Lukas - *2001- Austria
Sung, Linhan - *1994 - Germany
Tellian, Kiron Atom - *2002 - Austria
Vlachodimitris, Stamatis - *1994 - Greece
Vladimirov, Timofei - *2001 - Russia
Vorontsov, Alexander - *1995 - Russia
Weidemann, Sophia - *1994 - Germany
Wu, Yang - *1992 - Schwitzerland
Zakharov, Aleksandr - *1999 - Russia
Zha, Johann - *2003 - Österreich
Zvyagin, Konstantin - *1990 - Russia

We wish all participants every success.

The participants of the 2nd round will be determined on 1 June 2021. The competition will be held in Bremen from 12 July 2021 and the 2nd round in presence, provided the current pandemic situation allows this.