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++ The "Beethoven in his time" competition will not be continued for the foreseeable future. ++
We are still convinced of the need for a high-quality Beethoven competition for HIP chamber music, but a continuation in the current structure is unfortunately not possible. The search for further partners did not yield any satisfactory results. 
Many thanks to all those who have worked on a continuation.

However, the door has not closed completely. Should an opportunity arise, we will relaunch the competition again.

Nevertheless, we are delighted that the two winning ensembles, Trio Egmont and Trio Alterna, have started their careers. The latter was able to achieve a CD production in co-operation with WDR and GENUIN (Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaviertrios Nr. 4-6). And the CD on NAXOS by the Egmonts will be released in the second half of 2024.

Congratulations and all the best for the future.


++ The competition "Beethoven in his time" will not take place in 2022 and has been cancelled. ++

The registration phase for our Beethoven Competition in Historical Performance Practice ended recently. Unfortunately, the number of ensembles did not develop as we had hoped and a situation has arisen that we could not have imagined recently. Especially after the very positive experiences of the first competition in 2021, we had not even begun to expect this (at that time with almost forty high-quality applications from excellent ensembles).

All the effort and preparation are unfortunately nothing if the main thing is lacking. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel the competition "Beethoven in his time" for 2022.

We are very sorry for our partners and the musicians who had already put a lot of effort and creativity into the preparation. We are still convinced that there is a real need for an international chamber music competition in historical performance practice for the Beethoven period. At the moment we are not yet able to say whether and how this goal will be furthered. We hope that you will embark on the path of old music with us again should a new competition be possible.

TRIO EGMONT and ALTERNA TRIO win the 1st International Chamber Music Competition BEETHOVEN IN HIS TIME

30th May 2021 The first prize of 15,000 euros and a CD recording at NAXOS went to the TRIO EGMONT (with Luiza Labouriau, violin, Martin Knörzer, violoncello and Gilad Katznelson, fortepiano). The ALTERNA TRIO (Anna Dmitrieva, violin, Amarilis Dueñas Castán, violoncello and Takahiko Sakamaki, fortepiano) won second prize, also endowed with 15,000 euros.

++ REGISTRATION ends next SUNDAY, 8TH MAY 2022 ⏰⏰⏰ Competition is open to Violin, Violoncello and Fortepiano

Geposted von Beethoven in his Time am Montag, 2. Mai 2022

++ The competition will take place during the Beethovenfest Bonn and the Freiburger Barockorchester has taken over the patronage.

Geposted von Beethoven in his Time am Dienstag, 15. Februar 2022

++ BEETHOVEN IN HIS TIME IS BACK!! ++ Let's dive deep into the work of Ludwig van Beethoven and his Viennese and Bonn

Geposted von Beethoven in his Time am Dienstag, 15. Februar 2022

++ Final Round has started ++ 5 Essembles are still on their way to win the first competition of its kind. Watch and find out who!

Geposted von Beethoven in his Time am Samstag, 29. Mai 2021

++ Round 2 has started! ++ We really enjoyed every video of the 1st round. Thank you so much for all the great music on historic instruments...

Geposted von Beethoven in his Time am Mittwoch, 27. Mai 2021

++ We asked our entrants what made it special to perform music on historic instruments. We recieved a lot of interesting answers and...

Gepostet von Beethoven in his Time am Dienstag, 23. Mai 2021

++ 2 weeks remaining for our contestants to deliver ++ Time to learn more about our jurors - the BIG SEVEN. Click on the photos to find out more 🕵️‍♀️

Gepostet von Beethoven in his Time am Dienstag, 11. Mai 2021

++ Bypassing the Cancel Culture ++ As we expect the Corona-Pandemic to be still overwhelmingly present we decided to...

Gepostet von Beethoven in his Time am Dienstag, 4. Mai 2021

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