highest level
attractive prizes
high-profile jury
pleasant ambience
friendly atmosphere
prestiguous prize winner‘s concert
Over 14 successful years, the youth piano competition has developed into a competition of international renown.
In 2020, it will take place for the 15th time in the Great Hall of EVONIK Industries AG in Essen.
The contest will run from 24. until the 26. April 2020.

The composer Ludwig van Beethoven is the focus of this year‘s competition.

The prize-winner concert in 2020 takes place in the Great Hall of EVONIK Industries AG directly following the competition on Sunday, April 26th.

„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