Application 2020

The European Piano Contest Bremen will be held from May 16th 2020 (arrival) to May 26th 2020 (final round) in Bremen.

Admitted to participate

are pianists from Europe including the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey and Israel.

Participation Terms and conditions

are to be found in the Competition Rules and Regulations on the following pages.
The contest is open to the public.


  • 1st prize 10,000 € — Sparkasse Bremen
  • 2nd prize 7,500 € — the Saacke family
  • 3rd prize 5,000 € — the Osmers family
  • Audience Award 2,000 € — Bremer Tageszeitungen AG

Special Awards

  • 1,000 € Prize
    for the best interpretation of the compulsory piece of music
  • 2,500 € Special Award 2020
    for the youngest semifinalist, Heinz Peter und Annelotte Koch-Stiftung
  • 1,000 € Special Award 2020
    donated by the international association Internationaler Arbeitskreis Frau und Musik e.V.
    It will be awarded for the excellent interpretation of a piece of music by a woman composer. Candidates can find a repertoire list on the Internet at

CD Production

Performances of the semifinalists as well as the final orchestra concert with the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra will be included on a double-CD to be produced in cooperation with Radio Bremen.


  • The Landesmusikrat Bremen e.V. member of the Deutscher Musikrat,
  • Sparkasse Bremen,
  • Radio Bremen,
  • the Glocke Veranstaltungs-GmbH and
  • the Bremer Philharmoniker GmbH,
  • the Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk as well as
  • the Sendesaal Bremen

Main Comittee

  • Christian Kötter-Lixfeld chair – Bremer Philharmoniker GmbH
  • Wilfried Schäper stellv. Deputy chair – Radio Bremen
  • Jörg Ehntholt Glocke Veranstaltungs-GmbH
  • Konstanze Eickhorst Musikhochschule Lübeck
  • Elke Heussler Die Sparkasse Bremen
  • Marc Niemann Landesmusikrat Bremen e. V.
  • Thorsten Richter Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk
  • Peter Schulze Sendesaal Bremen
  • Katharina-Nora Tiedtke Landesmusikrat Bremen e. V.