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International chamber music competition BEETHOVEN IN HIS TIME for historical instruments

Patron: Freiburger Barockorchester


Approved are historical instruments or their replicas. Two fortepianos for the rating pieces (5 octaves and 6½ octaves) and six fortepianos for preparations are available to the participants.

The target group are young talented musicians during their studies or at the beginning of their professional music career.

There will be prizes for the overall competition.

Cash prizes
total € 30,000 (1st to 3rd: € 15,000 - € 10,000 - € 5,000)

CD production
for Naxos International "Laureate series"

Concert engagements (rewarded)  
Internationales Beethovenfest Bonn
Joseph Woelfl Gesellschaft Bonn (for the Special Prize Winner of the International J. Woelfl Society Vienna)
Ferdinand Ries Gesellschaft (for best interpretation of Ferdinand Ries)
StadtMuseum Bonn concert in the Schumannhaus Bonn
Robert-Schumann Gesellschaft Zwickau concert in the Robert-Schumann-Haus Zwickau

Special prizes
Beethoven Haus Bonn Facsimile edition for the best interpretation of a piece by Beethoven
Ferdinand Ries Award € 1,000 for the best interpretation of a piece by Ries
Internationale Joseph Woelfl Gesellschaft Wien 300 € for the best interpretation of a piece by Joseph Woelfl
Wiener Urtext Edition Sheet music
Richard Wagner Gesellschaft Bonn Scholarship for a single participant to visit the Bayreuth Festival for the most convincing individual performance

Audience Award € 1,000