highest level
attractive prizes
high-profile jury
pleasant ambience
friendly atmosphere
prestiguous prize winner‘s concert
Over 13 successful years, the youth piano competition has developed into a competition of international renown.
In 2019, it will take place for the 14th time in the Great Hall of EVONIK Industries AG in Essen.
The contest will run from 26. until the 28. April 2019.

The composer Johann Sebastian Bach is the focus of this year‘s competition.

The prize-winner concert in 2019 takes place in the Great Hall of EVONIK Industries AG directly following the competition on Sunday, April 28th.

„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