The European Piano Contest Bremen will be held from 26 February 2012 - 7 March 2012


The European Piano Contest Bremen will be held from February 26th, 2012 (arrival) to March 7th, 2012 (concert of the finalists) in Bremen.

Admitted to Participate
are pianists from Europe including the former Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Turkey and Israel.

Participation Terms
and conditions are to be found in the Contest Rules and Regulations and Guidelines on the followingpages. The contest is open to the public.

At the end of the contest a double CD will be produced with the prize winners.

The Landesmusikrat Bremen e.V. member of the Deutscher Musikrat, the Sparkasse Bremen, Radio Bremen, the Glocke Veranstaltungs-GmbH and the Bremer Philharmoniker GmbH, the Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk as well as the Sendesaal Bremen cordially invite you to participate in the European Piano Contest Bremen 2012.

Konstanze Eickhorst chair (Germany)
Aquiles Delle Vigne (Argentina)
Gerald Fauth (Germany)
Karen Kamensek (USA)
Cécile Ousset (Frankreich)
Jonathan Plowright (UK)
Denis Proshayev (Ukraine)

Main Comitte
Christian Kötter-Lixfeld - Chair (Bremer Philharmoniker GmbH)
Andrea Zschunke - deputy chair (Radio Bremen)
Jörg Ehntholt (Glocke Veranstaltungs-GmbH)
Konstanze Eickhorst (Musikhochschule Lübeck)
András Hamary (Hochschule für Musik Würzburg)
Elke Heussler (Die Sparkasse Bremen)
Thorsten Richter (Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk)
Helmut Schaarschmidt (Landesmusikrat Bremen e.V.)
Wilfried Schäper (Radio Bremen)
Peter Schulze (Sendesaal Bremen)
Katharina-Nora Tiedtke (Landesmusikrat Bremen e. V.)

Conditions of Participation
— Citizenship of a European country including the former CIS, Turkey, and Israel
— Proof of piano studies
— Age requirements – participants must be born between 1982 and 1996
— Applications in German or English
— The main committee will decide on the admission of contestants: The candidates will be informed of the respective decision no later than November 15th, 2011.
— The order of performance will be drawn.
— Candidates must personally register at the contest office on February 26th, 2012. As long as the contestants continue to take part in the contest, they should stay in Bremen (prize winners after finishing the CD-production).
— After the second round the six contestants with the highest score will be admitted to the semi finals. After the semi finals the three finalists will be nominated.
— All participants are in the agreement that the performances are recorded by radio and TV. All rights of recording and distribution are transferred to the Landesmusikrat Bremen e.V.
— The public announcement of the prize winners and the prize awarding ceremony will take place at the end of the contest.
— By registering, contestants agree with these rules and regulations. A registration will only be valid with complete documents.
— The decisions of the jury are final, any recourse to legal action excluded.

registration fee
the registration fee of € 50,– has to be paid to
Landesmusikrat Bremen
Account No. 1128 0328,
Bank Sparkasse Bremen,
Bank sorting code 290 501 01
IBAN DE45 2905 0101 0011 2803 28

The online application has to include:
— the completely filled out application form,
— the complete contest program incl. movements and playing times

Attachments to the application in pdf or jpg:
— proof of citizenship (scanned copy of identity card or passport)
— curriculum vitae in tabular form in German or English (course of studies, place of studies, name of professor/teacher, concert activities)
— certificate of studies, diploma or letter of personal recommendation
— one photo in passport picture format (300dpi)
— the contest program (in German or English) which you are going to perform in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.

1. Prize: 10.000,- € (Sparkesse Bremen)
2. Prize: 5.000,- € (Saacke Family - Bremen)
3. Prize: 2.500,- € (award of the sponsors)
Public’s Award: 2.000,- € (Bremer Tageszeitung AG)
Prize for the best interpretation of the compulsory piece of music: 1.000,- €
Special Award 2012: 1.000,- € Heinz Peter und Annelotte Koch-Stiftung

Online Application up to 1st November 2011

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