February 2019 saw the announcement of the nominees for the 2019 International German Piano Award. The six nominees are SergeyBelyavskiy, Lika Bibileishvili, Sahun Hong, Rodolfo Leone, Luka Okros and JeungBeum Sohn.
On 31 March, the pianists will take part in a first competition round with a repertoire of their chosing, after which the jury will announce the two finalists.
Over the course of the next day, the two finalists will first play a recital around noon, again with a repertoire of their own chosing. In the vening they will perform a piano concerto either by Brahms or by Rachmaninov, together with the Philharmonie Baden-Baden under the baton of Douglas Rostock.
Afterwards, the jury will announce the winner of the Piano Award and of the audience prize which is sponsored by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
The award is organised and hosted by the International Piano Forum whose patrons are Valery Gergiev and Lars Vogt.
C. Bechstein is Principal Partner of the IGPA, and during the competition rounds, the pianists will play a C. Bechstein concert grand D 282. Supporting and accompanying extraordinary young pianists on their way is of huge importance to the C. Bechstein team. Which is why partnerships such as the partnership with the IPF play an important part in our work. And which is why it gives us great joy to see outstandingly talented young musicians play our instruments.Learn more