highest level
attractive prizes
high-profile jury
pleasant ambience
friendly atmosphere
prestiguous prize winner‘s concert
Over 12 successful years, the youth piano competition has developed into a competition of international renown.
In 2018, it will take place for the 13th time in the Great Hall of EVONIK Industries AG in Essen.
The contest will run from 27. until the 29. April 2018.

The composer Robert Schumann is the focus of this year‘s competition.

The concert for the prize winners of our International Youth Piano Competition will be presented on Sunday, 17. June 2018,
as a matinee performance at 11:00 in the RWE Pavilion of the Essen Philharmonica.

„We are looking for the best and for the best to find us.“ (Jürgen Lamprecht, initiator of the competition)
„After winning a prize at this competition, this is something you often see
quoted in the Vita.“ (Manja Lippert, juror)
With friendly assistance from Evonik Industries