Competition 2024

The European Piano Competition Bremen will take place for the 18th time from February 6th to 13th, 2024. It is open to pianists aged from 16 to 30 years from Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey and Israel.

It was originally founded in 1987 as the Bremen Piano Competition and quickly developed into a renowned international competition of the highest standards and quality. The competition aims to support talented pianists headed for an international career. Besides looking for artistic excellence and outstanding musical personalities, it seeks to develop and foster the communication between the contestants and the audience. The participants may showcase their conceptual skills in the semi-final round in a freely chosen recital programme, which is also to be verbally presented to the audience. Moreover, the competition aims to feature contemporary music and works by female composers.

Elements of audience development for all age groups, including children, are an integral part of the competition. In addition, a concert focusing on works from the contestants’ respective home countries underlines the important idea of European cultural exchange. These projects do not only serve to make classical piano music more accessible to everybody but also enhance communication between the local audience and the contestants.

Furthermore, the European Piano Competition Bremen is a cultural encounter between various nations, the audience and artists, fostering an atmosphere of openness, understanding and communication transcending any borders or barriers.

The quarter- and semi-final rounds take place in the wonderful acoustics of the ‘Bremer Sendesaal’; the imposing concert hall ‘Die Glocke’ is the location of the orchestra finale, accompanied by the renowned Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra.

We sincerely thank all sponsors, partners and prize donors who supported the competition 2024:

Die Sparkasse Bremen (Gut für Bremen Stiftung der Sparkasse in Bremen)
Landesmusikrat Bremen e.V.
Sendesaal Bremen
Glocke Veranstaltungs-GmbH
Bremer Philharmoniker GmbH
Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk
Radio Bremen
Familie Saacke
Familie Osmers
Heinz Peter und Annelotte Koch-Stiftung
Waldemar Koch Stiftung
Karin und Uwe Hollweg-Stiftung
Archiv Frau und Musik


Information will follow soon.

Jury 2024