The winners of the 18. European Piano Competition Bremen play prizewinners' concerts

We are happy to announce the following concert engagements for the prizewinners of the 18. European Piano Competition Bremen:

October 16th, 2024
Viktor Soos: Cracow/Poland, Recital at the “16. International Royal Cracow Piano Festival”

January 17th, 2025
Théotime Gillot: Lübeck, Recital in the concert series “Neue Horizonte”, Musik- und Kongresshalle, Kleiner Saal

January 18th, 2025
Théotime Gillot: Cismar, Recital with solo- and duo works at the Klosterkonzerten Cismar, together with Jana Barenschee (Flute)

February 2nd, 2025
Théotime Gillot: Schubertiade Riehen/Switzerland, Recital in the concert series “Steinway Prizewinners Concert”


And the winner is...

The European Piano Competition Bremen 2024 is over and these are our prize winners:
Théotime Gillot - 1st prize - € 10,000 (Sparkasse Bremen)
Viktor Soos - 2nd prize - € 7,500 (Saacke family)
Alexander Doronin - 3rd prize - € 5,000 (Osmers family)
Théotime Gillot - Audience Award - € 2,500 (Glocke-Veranstaltungs-GmbH)

The following special prizes were also awarded:
Théotime Gillot - Prize for the youngest person taking part in the semi-final - € 2,000 (Heinz Peter and Annelotte Koch Stiftung)
Lukas Katter - Siegrid Ernst-Prize for the best interpretation of a piece composed by a female composer - € 1,000 (Archiv Frau und Musik)

Congratulations to all prize winners!


Follow the livestream

The final round will take place today at 7 pm with the three finalists and the Bremer Philharmoniker under the direction of Tung-Chieh Chuang! You can follow the performances in the Glocke or watch the live stream on the YouTube channel of the Landesmusikrat Bremen. We are looking forward to many listeners!

Click here for the livestream


The three finalists have been selected

It’s time, the European Piano Competition Bremen is close to the final! We are overwhelmed by the six great recitals we had the pleasure of hearing yesterday and today and are thrilled by the music and the intelligent presentations that the young musicians have given us. The jury has now made its decision. We will see these three finalists again on Tuesday evening in the Glocke with the Bremer Philharmoniker under the direction of Tung-Chieh Chuang.

Viktor Soos
Alexander Doronin
Théotime Gillot

We also congratulate to the following special prizes:

Special prize for the youngest person taking part in the semifinals:
Théotime Gillot

Siegrid Ernst Prize for the best interpretation of a piece composed by a female composer:
Lukas Katter

Congratulations to the winners!

Final with orchestra

Bremer Philharmoniker
Conductor: Tung-Chieh Chuang
Piano Concertos No. 5, No. 4 and No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Tue 13.02.2024 - 19:00
Die Glocke Bremen
Admission: 15 € / Reduced: 6 €
Tickets: 0421 33 66 99


6 pianists are in the semi final

Three days full of piano music are over! We have heard fantastic performances from our young pianists and the decision was not easy for the jury. Now the six semi-finalists have been chosen.
We congratulate
Viktor Soos
Francesco Maccarrone
Vincent Neeb
Elžbieta Liepa Dvarionaitè
Alexander Doronin
Théotime Gillot

and wish good luck in the semi-finals on Saturday from 5pm and on Sunday from 3pm in the Sendesaal Bremen!

The detailed schedule of the semi-finals can be found here.


Europe inspires! Matinee concert on Saturday at the Weserburg

The European Piano Competition Bremen is swarming into the city! The young piano talents have brought along exciting and personal music from their home countries - and that’s why tomorrow Saturday at 11.30 am the moderated matinee concert is entitled “Europe inspires”. We are delighted about the new co-operation between the European Piano Competition Bremen and the Weserburg - Museum of Modern Art. Come along and let us take you on a journey through Europe!
Admission: Pay what you can
Venue: Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Hans Otte. Klanghaus (Teerhof 20, 28199 Bremen)
The concert is kindly supported by Die Sparkasse Bremen.


Missed the livestream? No problem!

Did you miss a participant’s performance or would you like to re-listen a programme? Then visit the YouTube channel of the Landesmusikrat Bremen, where the videos from the livestream (under Playlists) are also available at a later date.


Here we go! Follow the competition live and in the stream

The participants of the 18th European Piano Competition arrived in Bremen and the first competition is about to start. All rounds can be followed live in the Sendesaal Bremen and additionally in the livestream on the YouTube channel of the Landesmusikrat Bremen. We wish all young pianists much success!


Information on the programme and livestream

Current information on the detailed programme, concerts and tickets for the individual events can be found on this website under “Schedule”. Click here!

In addition, all rounds will also be available as live streams on the YouTube channel of the Landesmusikrat Bremen. In parallel, Radio Weser.TV will broadcast some of the rounds: The semi-finals and the final will be broadcast live on the radio programme, while the final can also be followed live on the television screens.


Quarter-finalists announced!

The time has come, the quarter-finalists have been selected! The jury, chaired by Prof. Konstanze Eickhorst, was very impressed by the high level of the applications and has now announced its results. 18 young pianists from 10 countries will be invited to the quarter final in Bremen in February 2024. Congratulations to:

Belyavsky, Sergey (Russland/Russia) *1993
Doronin, Alexander (Russland/Russia) *2002
Dvarionaitė, Elšbieta Liepa (Lithuania / Litauen) *2001
Gillot, Théotime (Frankreich/France) *2002
Ilgen, Emir (Türkei/Turkey) *2003
Katter, Lukas (Österreich/Austria) *1997
Kliuchereva, Elizaveta (Russland/Russia) *1999
Levy, Roni (Israel) *1996
Ling, Florent (Frankreich/France) *1994
Maccarrone, Francesco (Italien/Italy) *1997
Muidinov, Muzaffar (Russland/Russia) *1993
Nasti (Russland/Russia) *1996
Neeb, Vincent (Germany/Deutschland) *1998
Nikovich, Jan (Kroatien/Croatia) *2001
Pushkarev, Nikolay (Ukraine) *1997
Rubinstein, Tomer (Israel) *2003
Soos, Victor (Deutschland/Germany) *1996
Yeo, Gabriel (Deutschland-Korea/Germany-Korea) *1998

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The quarter-finalists will be announced soon!

The jury of the 18. European Piano Competition Bremen has spent the last weeks listening to the video performances of the 52 applicants from altogether 20 countries. The extremely high pianistic and musical level of the young pianists was impressive. Be ready to hear the names of the quarter-finalists very soon!

Follow the competition on the social media channels of the Landesmusikrat Bremen:
* Facebook
* Instagram
* Youtube

The results will also be announced soon on Facebook and Instagram!


18th European Piano Competition Bremen 2024 has started

We are very pleased to announce that the European Piano Competition Bremen 2024 has now started with the video-preselection round. Altogether 52 pianists were qualified to take part in the competition.

We welcome for the video preselection round:

Aktas, Salih Hasim (Luna) – *2001 – Turkey / Türkei
Albrecht, Florian – *2003 – Germany / Deutschland
Basic, Ivan – *1996 – Hungary – Serbia / Ungarn – Serbia
Beccaria, Umberto – *1996 – Italy / Italien
Belyavsky, Sergey – *1993 – Russia / Russland
Bernots, Pols Bernards – *2000 – Latvia / Lettland
Braidi, Julien – *1995 – France / Frankreich
Braun, Susanna – *1999 – Germany / Deutschland
Burleigh, Lysander – *2004 – Germany - Great Britain / Deutschland - Großbritannien
Carler, Sten Ulloa – *1997 – Sweden / Schweden
Degavino, Dominic – *1995 – Great Britain / Großbritannien
Dietrich, Tobias – *1999 – Germany / Deutschland
Doronin, Alexander – *2002 – Russia / Russland
Dvarionaitè, Elžbieta Liepa – *2001 – Lithuania / Litauen
Erofeeva, Anna – *1993 – Russia / Russland
Evgrafov, Egvenii – *2002 – Israel
Felber, Cornelia – *1997 – Germany / Deutschland
Gaálová, Anna – *1999 – Tschechien / Czech Republic
Gillot, Théotime – *2002 – France / Frankreich
Goniarski, Juliusz – *1994 – Poland / Polen
Haniková, Johanna – *1994 – Tschechien / Czech Republic
Henke, Adrian – *2000 - Germany / Deutschland
Ilgen, Emir – *2003 – Turkey / Türkei
Katter, Lukas – *1997 – Austria / Österreich
Kliuchereva, Elizaveta – *1999 – Russia / Russland
Klüser, Max Philip – *1994 - Germany / Deutschland
Leung, Rebecca – *1999 – Great Britain / Großbritannien
Levy, Roni – *1996 – Israel
Ling, Florent – *1994 – France / Frankreich
Maccarrone, Francesco – *1997 – Italy / Italien
Muidinov, Muzaffar – *1993 – Russia / Russland
Nauruzova, Elizaveta – *2001 – Russia / Russland
Neeb, Vincent – *1998 – Germany / Deutschland
Nikovich, Jan – *2001 – Croatia / Kroatien
Oldemeier, Niklas – *1993 – Germany – Great Britain / Deutschland – Großbritannien
Petersen, Levin – *1999 – Germany / Deutschland
Praženica, Pavol – *2001 – Slovakia / Slowakei
Pushkarov, Nikolai/Mykola – *1997 – Ukraine
Rubinstein, Tomer – *2003 – Israel
Schwalbe, Hanna – *2001 – Germany / Deutschland
Skomorokhov, Vladimir – *1999 – Russia – Germany / Russland - Deutschland
Sokolova, Nasti – *1996 – Russia / Russland
Solvang, Kei – *2002 – Norway / Norwegen
Soos, Viktor – *1996 – Germany / Deutschland
Stier, Alexa – *1997 – Hungary – Romania / Ungarn – Rumänien
Toniello, Colin – *2005 – Luxembourg – France / Luxemburg – Frankreich
Toniolo, Giulia – *1996 – Italy / Italien
Utkin, Sergey – *1999 - Russia / Russland
Valcheva, Elizara – *1999 – Bulgaria / Bulgarien
Weidemann, Sophia – *1994 - Germany / Deutschland
Wenzel, Leon - *1997 – Germany / Deutschland
Yeo, Jun-Ho Gabriel – *1998 – Germany – Korea / Deutschland – Korea

We wish all participants best of success in the competition!

The participants of the quartel-final round will be announced on December 1st 2023 the latest. The rounds in presence, beginning with the quarter-final round, will take place in Bremen in the Sendesaal from February 7th 2024 onwards.


2nd prize for Valère Burnon at the Viotti International Music Competition

Congratulations! On October 14 the final of the 73rd Viotti International Music Competition took place in Vercelli. In the orchestra final Valère Burnon performed successfully and won the 2nd prize. We are proud of the young pianist, who was already the first prize winner at the European Piano Competition Bremen in 2021. All the best for the future!


Announcement for the 2024 competition online!

We are proud to announce that the details about the 18th European Piano Competition Bremen 2024 are now online. Interested pianists can inform themselves about the program and the conditions of participation on this website.

The registration is not yet open.We will be accepting applications within the next weeks and will let you know immediately as the application form has been launched on the Competition Website. We welcome applications until September 1, 2023.


Congratulations to Lukas Sternath!

The 71st ARD Music Competition ended yesterday and we congratulate Lukas Sternath on his great success! The young Austrian had won the Second Prize and the Audience Prize at the European Piano Competition Bremen in 2021. Now he was honoured with the first prize and the audience prize in the piano category at the prestigious ARD Music Competition. A great result - congratulations!


Happy New Year!

The year is still young, but the team of the European Piano Competition Bremen is already busy planning for the future. The Corona pandemic situation, which is still very unpredictable, continues to challenge us in many ways, but we are optimistic that we will be able to publish new information here soon. Stay tuned!


Kiron Atom Tellian back at the Sendesaal Bremen

We always like to think back to the last European Piano Competition Bremen in July last year - great young pianists presented themselves in the Sendesaal Bremen and brought us excellent piano music in three competition rounds. Now Kiron Atom Tellian - the youngest semi-finalist - returns to Bremen and, at the invitation of the Sendesaal, will play a solo concert in the series “saltarello - Ausnahmetalente im Sendesaal” on Friday, 18 March at 8:00 pm. Do not miss it!



And the winner is...

The European Piano Competition Bremen 2021 is over and these are our winners:

Valère Burnon - 1st Prize
Lukas Sternath - 2nd Prize
Aleksandr Zakharov - 3rd Prize
Lukas Sternath - Audience Award, this year awarded by pupils

In addition, the following special prizes were awarded:
Valère Burnon - Prize for the best interpretation of the compulsory piece of music (Matan Porat: “Bursting Light”)
Kiron Atom Tellian - Special Award for the youngest semifinalist
Anna Khomichko - Special Award or the excellent interpretation of a piece of music by a woman composer

Congratulations to all prize winners!

We sincerely thank all sponsors and prize donors of this year’s competition:

Die Sparkasse Bremen, Heinz Peter und Annelotte Koch-Stiftung, Waldemar Koch Stiftung, Karin und Uwe Hollweg-Stiftung, Familie Saacke, Familie Osmers, Bremer Tageszeitungen AG, Internationaler Arbeitskreis Frau und Musik e.V.


Congratulation to the Finalists

Congratulation to the finalists of the European Piano Competition Bremen 2021:

Valère Burnon
Lukas Sternath
Aleksandr Zakharov

Schedule for the final round on 18th July:
16:00-16:30 Valère Burnon - soloprogramme
16:30-17:00 Lukas Sternath - soloprogramme
17:00-17:30 Aleksandr Zakharov - soloprogramme

Break 17:30-19:00

Opening 19:00
19:15-20:00 Valère Burnon
20:15-21:00 Lukas Sternath
21:15-22:00 Aleksandr Zakharov

ca. 22:30 awards ceremony