Rodolfo Leone

Rodolfo Leone is the winner of the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna 2017.

The 25 year old Italian performed Beethoven’s piano concerto No. 5 (op. 73) on the stage of the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein during the final on 8 June. He won a Bösendorfer Grand Piano and 10.000 Euro (sponsored by RPR Privatstiftung).

 

 

The final

On 8 June, at 7:30 pm, the three finalists of the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna will each perform a Beethoven piano concerto:

Bolai Cao

Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 4 G-Dur, op. 58

Allegro moderato

Andante con moto

Rondo. Vivace

 

 

Sahun Hong

Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 3 c-Moll, op. 37

Allegro con brio

Largo

Rondo. Allegro

 

Rodolfo Leone

Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 5 Es-Dur, op. 73 („Emperor“)

Allegro

Adagio un poco mosso

Rondo. Allegro

 

Tickets available at Musikverein

Programme 2nd Round

Tickets are available at Musikverein Wien

5. Juni 2017
10:00 Uhr – ca. 13:30 Uhr

 

10:00 – 11:10

Maximilian Kromer (Österreich)

 

Sonate c-Moll, op. 10/1

Allegro molto e con brio

Adagio molto

Finale. Prestissimo

 

33 Veränderungen C-Dur über einen Walzer von A. Diabelli, op. 120

 

 

11:15 – 12:05

Shihyun Lee (Südkorea)

 

Sonate A-Dur, op. 2/2 

Allegro vivace

Largo appassionato

Scherzo. Allegretto

Rondo. Grazioso

 

Sonate c-Moll, op. 111

Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

Arietta: Adagio molto semplice 

e cantabile

 

 

12:20 – 13:30

Rodolfo Leone (Italien)

 

Sonate Es-Dur, op. 7 

Allegro molto e con brio

Largo, con gran espressione

Allegro

Rondo. Poco allegretto e grazioso

 

Sonate B-Dur, op. 106 („Hammerklavier“)

Allegro

Scherzo. Assai vivace

Adagio sostenuto

Largo – Allegro risoluto

 

15:30 Uhr – ca. 19:00 Uhr

 

15:30 – 16:15

Adela Liculescu (Rumänien)

 

Sonate f-Moll, op. 2/1 

Allegro

Adagio

Menuetto. Allegretto

Prestissimo

 

Sonate c-Moll, op. 111

Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

Arietta: Adagio molto semplice 

e cantabile

 

16:20 – 16:55

Fabian Müller (Deutschland)

 

Sonate c-Moll, op. 10/1

Allegro molto e con brio

Adagio molto

Finale. Prestissimo

 

Sonate E-Dur, op. 109

Vivace – Adagio espressivo

Prestissimo

Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)

 

17:15 – 18:15

Hans H. Suh (Südkorea)

 

Sonate D-Dur, op. 10/3 

Presto

Largo e mesto

Menuetto. Allegro

Rondo. Allegro

 

Sonate B-Dur, op. 106 („Hammerklavier“)

Allegro

Scherzo. Assai vivace

Adagio sostenuto

Largo – Allegro risoluto

 

18:20 – 18:55

Emre Yavuz (Türkei)

 

Sonate F-Dur, op. 10/2

Allegro

Allegretto

Presto

 

Sonate A-Dur, op. 101

Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung

Ziemlich lebhaft, marschmäßig

Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll 

Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit

 

 

 

6. Juni 2017

 

10:00 Uhr – ca. 13:00 Uhr

 

10:00 – 11:05

Alexander Bernstein (USA)

 

Sonate D-Dur, op. 10/3 

Presto

Largo e mesto

Menuetto. Allegro

Rondo. Allegro

 

Sonate B-Dur, op. 106 („Hammerklavier“)

Allegro

Scherzo. Assai vivace 

Adagio sostenuto

Largo – Allegro risoluto

 

11:15 – 12:10

Bolai Cao (China)

 

Sonate B-Dur, op. 22

Allegro con brio

Adagio con molto espressione

Menuetto

Rondo. Allegretto

 

Sonate c-Moll, op. 111

Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

Arietta: Adagio molto semplice 

e cantabile

 

 

12:15 – 13:05

Kyubin Chung (Südkorea)

 

Sonate Es-Dur, op. 7 

Allegro molto e con brio

Largo, con gran espressione

Allegro

Rondo. Poco allegretto e grazioso

 

Sonate As-Dur, op. 110

Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

Allegro molto

Adagio, ma non troppo – Fuga. Allegro, ma non troppo

 

 

15:30 Uhr – ca. 18:30 Uhr

 

15:30 – 16:25

Ben Cruchley (Kanada)

 

Sonate Es-Dur, op. 7 

Allegro molto e con brio

Largo, con gran espressione 

Allegro

Rondo. Poco allegretto e grazioso

 

Sonate c-Moll, op. 111

Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile 

 

16:30 – 17:15 Uhr

Sahun Hong (USA)

 

Sonate F-Dur, op. 10/2

Allegro

Allegretto

Presto

 

Sonate c-Moll, op. 111

Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

Arietta: Adagio molto semplice 

e cantabile

 

Bekanntgabe der drei FinalistInnen um ca. 18:15 Uhr

 

 

Here are the semifinalists

Here are the semifinalists of the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna:

- Maximilian Kromer (Austria)
- Shihyun Lee (South Korea)
- Rodolfo Leone (Italy)
- Adela Liculescu (Romania)
- Fabian Müller (Germany)
- Hans H. Suh (South Korea)
- Emre Yavuz (Turkey)
- Alexander Bernstein (USA)
- Bolai Cao (China)
- Kyubin Chung (South Korea)
- Ben Cruchley (Canada)
- Sahun Hong (USA)

The semifinal will take place at Brahms-Saal of Musikverein Vienna on 5 and 6 June.

Ticket information

Ticket information: 2nd Round

5 and 6 June 2017: 10:00 am –  1:00 pm and 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wiener Musikverein - Brahms-Saal
Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Pass for half a day (10 am or 3:30 pm): 25,-
One-day pass: 35,-
Two-day pass: 50,-

Tickets are available at the Daytime Box Office of the Wiener Musikverein
Tel: +43 1 505 81 90

and during the 1st round in the foyer of Joseph Haydn-Saal.

Programme | First Competition Round

Joseph Haydn-Saal
mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Wien

 

29. Mai

11:00 Sophie Druml Sonate Es-Dur, op. 27/1
Andante – Allegro
Allegro molto vivace
Adagio con espressione – Allegro vivace

12 Variationen A-Dur über einen russischen Tanz aus dem Ballett „Das Waldmädchen“ v. P. Wranitzky, WoO  71

Fantasie op. 77

11:50 Florian Feilmair Sonate Es-Dur, op. 31/3 („Die Jagd“)
Allegro
Scherzo. Allegretto vivace
Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso
Presto con fuoco

32 Variationen c-moll, WoO 80

6 Bagatellen op. 126

 12:50 Maximilian Flieder Sonate Es-Dur, op. 81a (“Les Adieux”)
Das Lebewohl. Adagio – Allegro
Abwesenheit. Andante espressivo -
Das Wiedersehen. Vivacissimamente

24 Variationen D-Dur über die Ariette „Vieni amore“ v. V.Righini, WoO 65

Fantasie op. 77

 
15:00 Anna Grot Sonate Es-Dur, op. 27/1
Andante – Allegro
Allegro molto vivace
Adagio con espressione – Allegro vivace

32 Variationen c-moll, WoO 80

Fantasie op. 77

15:45 Kana Hirose Sonate f-moll, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Allegro assai
Andante con moto -
Allegro ma non troppo

24 Variationen D-Dur über die Ariette „Vieni amore“ von V. Righini, WoO 65

Polonaise C-Dur, op. 89

16:40 Sahun Hong Sonate d-moll, op. 31/2 (“Der Sturm”)
Largo – Allegro
Adagio
Allegretto

15 Variationen Es-Dur mit einer Fuge, op. 35

Polonaise C-Dur, op. 89

 

30. Mai

11:00 Shan-Chi Hsu Sonate C-Dur, op. 53 (“Waldstein”)
Allegro con brio
Introduzione. Adagio molto-
Rondo. Allegretto moderato

15 Variationen Es-Dur mit einer Fuge, op. 35

6 Bagatellen op. 126

12:15 Jingzi Huang Sonate Es-Dur, op. 27/1
Andante – Allegro
Allegro molto vivace
Adagio con espressione – Allegro vivace

15 Variationen Es-Dur mit einer Fuge, op. 35

Fantasie op. 77

 
14:15 Dorothy Khadem-Missagh Sonate Es-Dur, op. 81a (“Les Adieux”)
Das Lebewohl. Adagio – Allegro
Abwesenheit. Andante espressivo -
Das Wiedersehen. Vivacissimamente

32 Variationen c-moll, WoO 80

11 neue Bagatellen op. 119

15:00 Atsuko Kinoshita Sonate Es-Dur, op. 31/3 („Die Jagd“)
Allegro
Scherzo. Allegretto vivace
Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso
Presto con fuoco

6 Variationen F-Dur über ein Originalthema, op. 34

Fantasie op. 77

 
16:00 Maximilian Kromer Sonate Es-Dur, op. 81a (“Les Adieux”)
Das Lebewohl. Adagio – Allegro
Abwesenheit. Andante espressivo -
Das Wiedersehen. Vivacissimamente

12 Variationen A-Dur über einen russischen Tanz aus dem Ballett „Das Waldmädchen“ v. P. Wranitzky, WoO  71

6 Bagatellen op. 126

17:10 Shihyun Lee Sonate Es-Dur, op. 31/3 („Die Jagd“)
Allegro
Scherzo. Allegretto vivace
Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso
Presto con fuoco

6 Variationen F-Dur über ein Originalthema, op. 34

6 Bagatellen op. 126

 

31. Mai

 

13:00 Rodolfo Leone Sonate f-moll, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Allegro assai
Andante con moto -
Allegro ma non troppo

32 Variationen c-moll, WoO 80

Andante favori WoO 57

14:00 Shuang Liang Sonate Es-Dur, op. 81a (“Les Adieux”)
Das Lebewohl. Adagio – Allegro
Abwesenheit. Andante espressivo -
Das Wiedersehen. Vivacissimamente

32 Variationen c-moll, WoO 80

Fantasie op. 77

14:45 Adela Liculescu Sonate C-Dur, op. 53 (“Waldstein”)
Allegro con brio
Introduzione. Adagio molto -
Rondo. Allegretto moderato

32 Variationen c-moll, WoO 80

Rondo a capriccio G-Dur, op. 129 (“Die Wut über den verlorenen Groschen“)

 
16:00 Marta Menezes Sonate f-moll, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Allegro assai
Andante con moto -
Allegro ma non troppo

32 Variationen c-moll, WoO 80

Polonaise C-Dur, op. 89

16:45 Fabian Müller Sonate f-moll, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Allegro assai
Andante con moto -
Allegro ma non troppo

15 Variationen Es-Dur mit einer Fuge, op. 35

7 Bagatellen op. 33

 

1. Juni

 

11:00 Akihiro Sakiya Sonate f-moll, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Allegro assai
Andante con moto -
Allegro ma non troppo

32 Variationen c-moll, WoO 80

Andante favori WoO 57

11:45 Zhora Sargsyan Sonate f-moll, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Allegro assai
Andante con moto -
Allegro ma non troppo

32 Variationen c-moll, WoO 80

7 Bagatellen op. 33

 
14:00 Hans H. Suh Sonate f-moll, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Allegro assai
Andante con moto -
Allegro ma non troppo

6 Variationen F-Dur über ein Originalthema, op. 34

6 Bagatellen op. 126

 
15:15 Emre Yavuz Sonate G-Dur, op. 31/1
Allegro vivace
Adagio grazioso
Rondo. Allegretto

32 Variationen c-moll, WoO 80

Rondo a capriccio G-Dur, op. 129 (“Die Wut über den verlorenen Groschen“)

16:00 Sahara Yoshida Sonate C-Dur, op. 53 (“Waldstein”)
Allegro con brio
Introduzione. Adagio molto -
Rondo. Allegretto moderato

6 Variationen F-Dur über ein Originalthema, op. 34

Fantasie op. 77

 

2. Juni

 

11:00 Akane Yoshida Sonate e-moll, op. 90
Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorzutragen

32 Variationen c-moll, WoO 80

7 Bagatellen op. 33

11:50 Chae-bin An Sonate d-moll, op. 31/2 (“Der Sturm”)
Largo – Allegro
Adagio
Allegretto

15 Variationen Es-Dur mit einer Fuge, op. 35

6 Bagatellen op. 126

 
15:15 Eunhee Baek Sonate Es-Dur, op. 81a (“Les Adieux”)
Das Lebewohl. Adagio – Allegro
Abwesenheit. Andante espressivo -
Das Wiedersehen. Vivacissimamente

15 Variationen Es-Dur mit einer Fuge, op.35

Polonaise C-Dur, op. 89

 
16:30 Alexander Bernstein Sonate f-moll, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Allegro assai
Andante con moto -
Allegro ma non troppo

15 Variationen Es-Dur mit einer Fuge, op.35

6 Bagatellen op. 126

17:45 Bolai Cao Sonate Es-Dur, op. 81a (“Les Adieux”)
Das Lebewohl. Adagio – Allegro
Abwesenheit. Andante espressivo -
Das Wiedersehen. Vivacissimamente

15 Variationen Es-Dur mit einer Fuge, op.35

Rondo a capriccio G-Dur, op. 129 (“Die Wut über den verlorenen Groschen“)

 

3. Juni

 

11:00 Kyubin Chung Sonate D-Dur, op. 28 („Pastorale“)
Allegro
Andante
Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo

15 Variationen Es-Dur mit einer Fuge, op.35

6 Bagatellen op. 126

12:15 Michael Cohen-Weissert Sonate f-moll, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Allegro assai
Andante con moto -
Allegro ma non troppo

6 Variationen F-Dur über ein Originalthema, op. 34

11 neue Bagatellen op. 119

 
14:15 Ben Cruchley Sonate F-Dur, op. 54
In tempo d’un Menuetto
Allegretto

15 Variationen Es-Dur mit einer Fuge, op. 35

7 Bagatellen op. 33

15:15 Marta Czech Sonate Fis-Dur, op. 78 (“Therese”)
Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo
Allegro vivace

15 Variationen Es-Dur mit einer Fuge, op. 35

6 Bagatellen op. 126

Opening Soiree 28 May 2017, 7:30 pm

Join us for our Opening Soiree on 28 May at 7:30 pm at the Vienna Musikverein (Gläserner Saal):

Programme:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonate für Klavier und Geige F-Dur, op. 24 (“Frühlingssonate”), 1. Satz: Allegro
Violin: Yevgeny Chepovetsky, Piano: Markus Schirmer

“für Klavier”
First performance of a new composition by Johanna Doderer
Piano: Christoph Traxler

 

“Remarks on Beethoven’s piano œvre” (in german and english language)
Bill Kinderman

 

“Herausforderungen unserer Zeit für junge Interpreten”
Lecture by our special guest Pierre-Laurent Aimard

 

Moderation: Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Artistic Director of the Competition

Tickets
Tickets are available at the Daytime Box Office of the Wiener Musikverein

Tel: +43 1 505 81 90
Buy Tickets for this Event online

Categories: 30,- / 26,- / standing room 5,-

Ticket information regarding the individual Competition rounds

Starting in a few days…

Meet our candidates!

We are extremely looking forward to welcoming 34 pianists from 16 nations at the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna 2017 

List of candidates

Here are the 34 candidates!

More than 250 young pianists applied and performed for us during our international Screening Auditions.

We are extremely looking forward to welcoming the following 34 pianists from 16 nations at the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna 2017: 

  • Chae-bin An: Republic of Korea
  • Eunhee Baek: Republic of Korea
  • Alexander Bernstein: USA
  • Bolai Cao: China
  • Kyubin Chung: Republic of Korea
  • Michael Cohen-Weissert: Germany/Israel
  • Ben Cruchley: Canada
  • Marta Czech: Poland
  • Sophie Druml: Austria/USA
  • Florian Feilmair: Austria
  • Maximilian Flieder: Austria
  • Anna Grot: Russian Federation
  • Kana Hirose: Japan
  • Sahun Hong: USA
  • Shan-Chi Hsu: Taiwan
  • Jingzi Huang: China
  • Dorothy Khadem-Missagh: Austria
  • Atsuko Kinoshita: Japan
  • Maximilian Kromer: Austria
  • Shihyun Lee: Republic of Korea
  • Rodolfo Leone: Italy
  • Zhenni Li: China abgesagt | cancelled
  • Shuang Liang: China
  • Adela Liculescu: Romania
  • Marta Menezes: Portugal
  • Fabian Müller: Germany
  • Akihiro Sakiya: Japan
  • Zhora Sargsyan: Armenia
  • Philipp Scheucher: Austria   abgesagt | cancelled
  • Hans Suh: Republic of Korea
  • Emre Yavuz: Turkey
  • Sahara Yoshida: Japan
  • Akane Yoshida: Japan
  • Maria Yulin: Israel
Tickets for the second round and the finale are already available at the Musikverein Wien.

Tickets available

Tickets for the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna 2017 are now available.

Make sure to get your preferred seat now!
Detailed Ticket information

Dates:

28 May 2017: Opening Soirée at Musikverein Wien Tickets
29 May – 4 June 2017: First Round at mdw | Free Entry!
5 and 6 June 2017: Second Round at Musikverein Wien Tickets
8 June 2017: Final Round with Orchestra at Musikverein Wien, Golden Hall Tickets

The visit of the 1st round of the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna is free for all visitors thanks to a kind donation by the BONARTES Privatstiftung!

 

 

One month of Live Auditions

The International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna travels around the world. From 2 to 28 February more than 250 pianists will perform at the Auditions in front of international jurors.

Locations and information about the pre-selection

2 and 3 February 2017: New York City
Jurors:
Prof. Phillip Kawin – Manhattan School of Music
Prof. Hung-Kuan Chen – Juilliard School of Music

8 and 9 February 2017: Tokyo
Jurors:
Prof. Kiai Nara – Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo
Prof. Hitoshi Kobayashi – Tokyo University of the Arts

13 and 14 February 2017: Bonn
Jurors:
Prof. Bernd Goetzke – Musikhochschule Hannover
Prof. Gerald Fauth – Musikhochschule Leipzig

17 February 2017: London
Jurors:
Prof. Christopher Elton – Royal Academy London
Prof. Hamish Milne – Royal Academy London

20 to 25 February 2017: Vienna
Jurors:
Rico Gulda – Konzerthaus Wien
Prof. Wolfgang Watzinger – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Prof. Alma Sauer –  University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

27 and 28 February 2017: Berlin
Jurors:
Prof. Klaus Hellwig – Universität der Künste Berlin
Prof. Alexej Gorlatch – Musikhochschule Frankfurt

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Locations and information about the pre-selection

The application process is closed and we are delighted to announce, that more than 250 participants applied to audition either via video application or in one of six cities worldwide. Finde here some general information about the auditions as well as the dates, when we will visit each of our audition cities.

The exact schedule for the auditions will be sent to the participants within the next couple of weeks. We kindly ask for your patience.

Information about the pre-selection

Jury 2017 announced

The International Beethoven Piano Competition is proud to announce the Jury of our 15th edition in 2017. From 28 May until 8 June 2017 nine international Beethoven experts will choose the prize winners of the upcoming International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna:

  • Fabio Bidini (Italy)
  • Fumiko Eguchi (Japan)
  • Christopher Hinterhuber (Austria)
  • Stanislav Ioudenitch (Uzbekistan)
  • Yoheved Kaplinsky (Israel / USA)
  • Daejin Kim (South Korea)
  • John O’Conor (Ireland)
  • Gitti Pirner (Germany)
  • Idith Zvi (Israel)

The Chairman of the Jury (non-voting) is Jan Jiracek von Arnim (Germany / Austria).

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

A message from our Artistic Director:
Dear friends of Beethoven,
a big thank you from Vienna for your interest – and for many, many applications for the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna! We look very much forward to listening to each and every one of you.
For those of you, who missed our original deadline, we extend the possibility to apply until October 31, 2016.
Good luck for your Beethoven endeavors, and hear you soon!
Jan Jiracek von Arnim

Newsletter October 2016

We just released the Newsletter for October 2016. Find the most recent edition of our Newsletter here.

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BWB17 featured in “Kunsträume” by mdw

We are proud that the 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna got featured in “Kunsträume”, the magazine of the mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. You’ll find lots of information about the competition in this article, but also an interview with our Artistic Director Jan Jiracek von Arnim, who still remembers fondly the competition of 2013.

The article is available online.

“Kunsträume” is published four times a year. You can subscribe via vr1@mdw.ac.at (for free). Further information

International Auditions and DVD admission

For the first time in its history, the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna allows recorded Screening Auditions!

New for our 15th edition in 2017:
Anyone incapable of participating at one of our International Screening Auditions in February 2017 (click here for the dates of our Live Screening Auditions) may send in his or her recorded audition no later than January 15th, 2017 instead of participating at one of the locations of our Screening Auditions. The recording can be send either by DVD or USB-Stick to our competition office (Lothringerstrasse 18, 1030 Wien, Austria) or via YouTube-Link, Dropbox-Link, WeTransfer or any other comparable service to info@beethoven-comp.at. It is mandatory that you apply for the competition via our application form and that you pay the application fee (95 Euro) before sending in your application video.

Please understand that we cannot send back material sent to our office. Please mark your DVD or USB-Stick with your name.

The recording shall be taken by one camera, showing the right profile of the performer. To improve sound quality, the use of external microphones is advised.

The required program for the recorded Audition is the same as for the Live Auditions (for details, please refer to our Repertoire requirements). The recordings need to include all movements of all the chosen works!

We recommend the participation at one of our Live Screening Auditions, however, we want to offer this possibility to anyone unable to participate at those locations.

The 15th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna takes place from May 28 – June 8, 2017, with the final round in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Wien. Applications are possible until October 15, 2016.

The Live Screening Auditions in front of a jury will take place at the following locations:

2-3 February 2017: New York City 
8-9 February 2017: Tokyo
13-14 February 2017: Bonn
17-18 February 2017: London
20-26 February 2017: Vienna 
27-28 February 2017: Berlin

New edition of our newsletter

With our newsletter service we provide a best of all information regarding the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna. Read the most recent edition from 23 August 2016.

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Official Flyer arrived

We are so excited about our new flyers and posters! We’ve been sending them all over the world to spread the news about the 15th edition of our competition. If you can’t wait to hold your printed copy in your hands, you can flick through the flyer right now: Download Flyer BWB17 (PDF)

Feel free to order flyers and posters in our competition office.

 

Finale 2013 – Photo Gallery

Impressions of the Finale 2013

Maria Mazo won the Finale in 2013 in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna. Take a trip down memory lane with our photo gallery.

 

Save The Date!

The next edition of the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna takes place from May 28 – June 8, 2017. Final Round with the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna on June 8, 2017.

1st prize: EUR 10.000 and a Bösendorfer Grand Piano Model 200! The Application process starts May 28, 2016. Application Deadline: October 15, 2016.

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Winners & Masters Concert

In the course of the concert series Winners & Masters a piano recital with Maria Mazo (prize winner 2013) takes place on September 26, 2015, 8 pm under the auspices of the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna
The advance sale starts on 1 August 2015.
https://www.gasteig.de/veranstaltungen-und-tickets/veranstaltungsreihen/winners-masters-2015.html,vr492

Program:

 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) Sonata C-major, op.53 (Waldsteinsonate)
 Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Feuervogel-Suite, arranged by G. Agosti
Danse Infernale, Because and Finale
 John Corigliano (*1938) Fantasia on an ostinato
 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) Sonata f-minor, op.57 (Appassionata

In cooperation with Rubinstein Competition Tel Aviv and International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna  (Kulturkreis Gasteig e. V., München)

Maria Mazo at the CMA – Carinthische Musikakademie 2015

Our winner of the 2013 edition, Maria Mazo, will teach a Masterclass this summer at the “CMA – Carinthische Musikakademie” in beautiful Carinthia, Austria. Check it out: http://www.die-cma.at/…/cma-masterc…/cma-masterclasses.html… – there is still time to Register!

Laureates

At the final concert of the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna at the Wiener Musikverein – Golden Hall the laureates has been announced:

1st Prize: Maria MAZO, Russian Federation
€ 8.000,-  Prize of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
and a BÖSENDORFER GRAND PIANO Model 200 sponsored by L. Bösendorfer GmbH

2nd Prize: ex aequo
Valentin FHEODOROFF, Austria
Andrey GUGNIN, Russian Federation
€ 6.000,- Prize of RPR Privatstiftung
€ 4.000,- Prize of the Federal Ministry of Science and Research

* according to the competition rules, the 2nd prize ex aequo will be awarded by joining the prize money for 2nd and 3rd prize, divided by two.

4th Prize: Vakhtang JORDANIA, Georgia
€ 2.000,- Hauser-Dichler-Gründer Prize donated from the estate of Ms. Hisako Hauser

5th Prize: Adela LICULESCU, Romania
€ 2.000,- Recognition award donated by Rotary Club Wien

6th Prize: Sarah KIM, Republic of Korea
€ 2.000,- Recognition award donated by Rita und Heinz Medjimorec

Erika Chary – Special award: Vakhtang JORDANIA,
Gerogia
€ 1.500,- donated by the Erika Chary-Fond for the best-placed candidate of the Konservatorium Wien City of Vienna University or of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Klemens Kramert – Special award: Valentin FHEODOROFF, Austria
€ 1.500,-  donated by the Vienna Beethoven Society for the best Austrian participant

Molly Joó-Máthé – Special award: Adela LICULESCU, Romania
€ 1.200,-  donated by a.o.Univ.-Prof.Mag. Imola Joó for the youngest competitor of the second round, who will not reach the final

The winner is invited to following concerts:
OÖ Stiftskonzerte July 7th, 2013, Sommerrefektorium – Stift Lambach
Neuberger-Kulturtage July 13th, 2013, Dormitorium.

FINALE

The decision has been made! The finalists of the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna 2013 are:

Andrey GUGNIN, Russian Federation
Piano Concerto Nr. 4, op. 58 

Valentin FHEODOROFF, Austria
Piano Concerto Nr. 3, op. 37 

Maria MAZO, Russian Federation
Piano Concerto Nr. 4, op. 58 

they perform on June 20, 2013 at Wiener Musikverein – Großer Saal accompanied by the Camerata Salzburg under the baton of Louis Langrée.

Tickets available online or +43 1 505 81 90 respectively at the box office of the Wiener Musikverein (1., Bösendorferstraße 12)

Schedule – Round 2

The 2nd round of the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna is beeing held on June 17th and d 18th at the Wiener Musikverein – Brahms-Saal.

The programme of the second round consists of one piece of Group 1 and 3 each. The order of this pieces can be freely chosen by the pianist.

Candidates will be announced on Sunday 16th at 7.00 pm at Joseh-Haydn-Saal of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. The schedule will be online afterwards.

 START TIME  MONDAY, 17 June 2013  PROGRAMME round 2
 10.00 am  Suhrud ATHAVALE  
 11.00 am  Andrei BANCIU  
 BREAK
 12.15 am  Alexander BERNSTEIN  
 LUNCH TIME
 3.30 pm  Marijan DUZEL  
 4.30 pm  Valentin FHEODOROFF  
 BREAK
  6.00 pm  Andrey GUGNIN  
 START TIME  TUESDAY, 18 Juni 2013  PROGRAMME round 2
 10.00 am  Vakhtang JORDANIA  
 11.00 am  Sarah KIM  
 BREAK
 12.15 am  Adela LICULESCU  
 LUNCH TIME
 3.30 pm  Maria MAZO  
 4.30 pm  Alexander PANFILOV  
 BREAK
 5.30 pm  Philipp SCHEUCHER  
 6.30 pm  Larry WENG  
  • Candidates‘ auditions will be heard according to alphabetic order, beginning with  letter “T” drawn by lot. For each of the following rounds this order will be advanced by six letters.

OPENING SOIREE

“I  declare the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna open!”

… with this words Jan Jiracek von Arnim, artistic director of the Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna closed the Opening Soiree on June 10th, 2013 at the Wiener Musikverein – Gläserner Saal.

Prior to this Paul Badura-Skoda spoke about his lifelong engagement with Ludwig van Beethoven. The Arcadia Quartet performed Ludwig van Beethoven String quartet op.18/6.

Opening Soiree

Monday, June 10, 2013 I 7.30 pm I Wiener Musikverein – Gläserner Saal

Gläserner Saal – Musikverein Wien photo: Stephan Trierenberg

At the start of the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna the Austrian piano doyen Paul Badura-Skoda talks about his lifelong engagement with the works of Ludwig van Beethoven.

The Arcadia Quartet (Awardee of the International String Quartet Competition / Wigmore Hall, London 2012) performs
Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartet op.18/6

Tickets: per internet or +43 1 505 81 90 respectively at the box office of the Wiener Musikverein (1., Bösendorferstraße 12)

Our latest folder

Very soon Ludwig van Beethoven will accompany us at every turn through Vienna.

We are looking forward to your visit during the 10 days of the 14th International Beethoven Piano competition Vienna!

Reserve your tickets!

The 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna is being held from June 10 – 20, 2013.
The competition is open to the public and consists of two rounds and the Finale at the prestigious Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein. On June 20, 2013 the finalists will play three Piano Concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven, accompanied by the CAMERATA SALZBURG under its principal conductor Louis Langrée.For this final concert  and for all competition rounds the advance booking has already started. Reserve your tickets now!
For more information visit http://www.mdw.ac.at/beethoven-competition/en/tickets-neu/

List of contestants

Following candidates out of originally 259 pianists from 43 nations are qualified to participate in the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna after the international pre-selections in Tokyo, New York City, London, Paris, Berlin, Bonn and Vienna (Jan 31-  March 2, 2013):

 given name  family name   year of birth  citizenship
 Anna  ALEKSEEVA  w 1991  Russian Federation
 Andrés  AÑAZCO  m 1986  Ecuador
 Suhrud  ATHAVALE  m 1991  USA
 Andrei  BANCIU  m 1985  Romania
 Alexander  BERNSTEIN  m 1988  USA
 Stefan  CHAPLIKOV  m 1988  Bulgaria
 Marijan  ĐUZEL  m 1990  Croatia
 Valentin  FHEODOROFF  m 1993  Austria
 Maximilian  FLIEDER  m 1989  Austria
 Florian  GLEMSER  m 1990  Germany
 Masataka  GOTO  m 1985  Japan
 Andrey  GUGNIN  m 1987  Russian Federation
 Knut  HANSZEN  m 1992  Germany
 Duanduan  HAO  m 1990  China
 Yidie  HUA  w 1996  China
 Vakhtang  JORDANIA  m 1986  Georgia
 Sarah  KIM  w 1982  Korea (ROK)
 Tomoki  KITAMURA  m 1991  Japan
 Eun Ae  LEE  w 1988  Korea (ROK)
 Adela  LICULESCU  w 1993  Romania
 Maria  MAZO  w 1982  Russian Federation
 Yayoi  NEGISHI  w 1984  Japan
 Rui  NISHIHARA  m 1994  Japan
 Alexander  PANFILOV  m 1989  Russian Federation
 Soo Jung  PARK  w 1988  Korea (ROK)
 Constanza  PRINCIPE  w 1993  Italy
 Yoonsoo  RHEE  w 1981  Korea (ROK)
 Takashi  SATO  m 1983  Japan
 Mari  SATO  w 1987  Japan
 Hiroo  SATO  m 1987  Japan
 Philipp  SCHEUCHER  m 1993  Austria
 Christoph  TRAXLER  m 1983  Austria
 Yuya  TSUDA  m 1982  Japan
 Keisuke  TSUSHIMA  m 1986  Japan
 Larry  WENG  m 1987  USA
 Emre  YAVUZ  m 1990  Turkey

Pre-selection Vienna

“Mozart’s Geist aus Haydens Händen”… – just like Beethoven, we arrived “home” coming from Bonn: finally, we are back in Vienna! Our jurors of the Vienna Auditions are: Prof. Gitti Pirner (Hochschule für Musik und Theater München), Prof. Doris Adam (Konservatorium Privatuniversität Wien), Prof. Avedis Kouyoumdjian (mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien) and Jan Jiracek von Arnim (Artistic Director of the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna).

 

Pre-selection Bonn

The Beethoven Competition Vienna is visiting the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven in Bonn, with its Music Hall right next door. It is here that we have our Bonn Auditions, with our jurors Prof. Jan Jiracek von Arnim (mdw Vienna), Prof. Bernd Goetzke (HMT Hannover) and Prof. Gerald Fauth (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig).

Pre-selection in Berlin

We are in Berlin at the Konzertsaal Bundesallee of the Universität der Künste, our judges of the pre-selection Berlin are: Prof. Bernd Goetzke (Hochschule für Musik Hannover), Prof. Klaus Hellwig (Universität der Künste Berlin) and Prof. Jan Jiracek von Arnim (mdw Vienna).

Good luck to all contestants in Berlin!

Pre-selection Paris

Good morning Paris!
Our judges at the pre-selection at the YAMAHA Artist Service Europe in Paris are:

Prof. Olivier Gardon (Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris)
Prof. David Lively (CNSMDP) and
Prof. Jan Jiracek von Arnim (mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Artistic Director of the competition)

Best wishes to all candidates!

Pre-selection London

Today the pre-selections in London take place. The jury members are:

Prof. Christopher Elton (em. Royal Academy of Music)
Prof. Niel Immelman (Royal Collage of Music)
Prof. Jan Jiracek von Arnim

Good luck to all candidates!

Pre-selection New York City

Today the pre-selections in New York City start with following jurors:

Prof. Jan Jiracek von Arnim
Prof. Phillip Kawin (Manhattan School of Music)
Prof. Hae-Jeon Lee (Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul)

Good luck to all candidates!

Regards from Tokyo

lunch break of our Tokyo auditions jury members Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Hiroko Nakamura, Akira Imai, together with Naoki Yamamori (General Manager Yamaha Artist Services) and Yoshichika Sakai (Yamaha Corporation: Director of Piano Division Bösendorfer)

Pre-selection Tokyo

Today the pre-selections in Tokyo start with following jurors:

Prof. Akira Imai
Prof. Hiroko Nakamura
Prof. Jan Jiracek von Arnim

Good luck to all candidates!

Antti Siirala juror of the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna

With Antti Siirala the jury of the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna is complete. In 1997 the finnish pianist won the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna as the youngest awardee.

The Jury of the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna 2013 will consist now of the following nine distinguished pianists and piano professors (in alphabetical order):

  • Filippo Gamba, Italy
  • Andreas Haefliger, Switzerland
  • Choong Mo Kang, South Korea
  • Markus Schirmer, Austria
  • Antti Siirala, Finland
  • Jasminka Stancul, Serbia/ Austria
  • Natasha Vlassenko,  Russia/ Australia
  • Wolfgang Watzinger, Germany
  • Eleanor Wong,  China/Hong Kong

The function of the non-voting Chairman of the Jury holds Jan Jiracek von Arnim.

We are looking forward to welcoming the jury members as well as 36 selected young pianists in Vienna from June 10 – 20, 2013!

Members of the Jury

The Jury of the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna 2013 will consist of nine distinguished pianists and piano professors (in alphabetical order):

  • Filippo Gamba, Italy
  • Andreas Haefliger, Switzerland
  • Choong Mo Kang, South Korea
  • Markus Schirmer, Austria
  • Jasminka Stancul, Serbia/ Austria
  • Natasha Vlassenko,  Russia/ Australia
  • Wolfgang Watzinger, Germany
  • Eleanor Wong,  China/Hong Kong
  • N.N (confirmation pending)

The function of the non-voting Chairman of the Jury holds Jan Jiracek von Arnim.
We are looking forward to welcoming the jury members as well as 36 selected young pianists in Vienna from June 10 – 20, 2013!

Statistics of appoications

259 pianists from 43 nations have applied to compete in the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna 2013.
This high number of applicants from all over the world shows once more the interest in the piano works of Ludwig van Beethoven, crucial in the development of every young pianist, as well as the importance of the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna as being the only international piano competition dedicated exclusively to this composer. This competition was founded more than 50 years ago and will be organized in 2013 for the 14th time by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

The graphic indicates the origin of the applicants in percentage.

In total, 142 male and 117 female pianists have applied.

Finale together with CAMERATA SALZBURG

The Finale (third round) of the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna will take place on the 20th of June 2013 in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein.

Conducted by Louis Langrée the Camerata Salzburg will accompany the finalists playing Beethoven’s piano concertos.

Application deadline extended!

 

Beethoven Denkmal Wien

Beethoven Denkmal Wien

Due to the rush of applications during the last days we will extend the application deadline to 31st October 2012.

Win a Bösendorfer Grand Piano model 200

 

1st Prize: € 8.000,-  and a BÖSENDORFER GRAND PIANO model 200 sponsored by L. Bösendorfer GmbH

Also the winner of the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna can look forward to gain a Bösendorfer model 200 besides the money prize.

Sincere thanks are given to piano manufacturer L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH for their sponsoring and their continuous relatedness to the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna.

Pre-Selection

The international auditions take place in January / February 2017.

 DATE  CITY / LOCATION
 Tokyo 
 New York City
 London
Austrian Cultural Forum London
 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ
 Berlin
Universität der Künste Berlin
 Joseph-Joachim-Konzertsaal
Bundesallee 1 – 12, Berlin-Wilmersdorf
 Bonn
Beethoven-Haus Bonn
 Kammermusiksaal
Bonngasse 24-26, 53111 Bonn
 Vienna
 University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Franz Liszt Saal
Lothringerstraße 18, 1030 Vienna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alterations are subject to change!

Competition brochure

Download: Infoflyer

For information on the competition, the repertoire and the application just take a look in our competition brochure.
Please send a short message to info@beethoven-comp.at if you are interested in the hardcopy.

Application Deadline

Application deadline: 15 October 2012
Entry examinations: January and February 2013
in New York City, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Berlin, Bonn, London, Paris and Vienna

for pianists of either sex and of all nationalities, born between 1 Jan 1981 and 31 Dec 1996

14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna

Beethoven Portrait

As recently announced by the new artistic director, Jan Jiracek von Arnim, the 14th International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna will be held from 10th to 20th June 2013.

This competition is organised by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna every four years and ranks as Austria’s oldest international competition within the world’s major piano competitions.