“It is a great honor for us to commemorate Ludwig van Beethoven through our music competition for young pianists, an event held in Bonn that has achieved worldwide recognition for its excellence in promoting young talents over the years,”
The Organization Committee is comprised of leaders representing various key institutions that cooperate to support the competition. The members serve not only as advisors, but also as active planners hosting the event.
In addition to Timotheus Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG, and Dr. Karl-Gerhard Eick, former CFO of Deutsche Telekom AG, the committee also includes Malte Boecker, Director of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn and thus an important cooperation partner for the event, along with his predecessor, Prof. Dr. Andreas Eckardt. The following members are responsible for overseeing all matters of artistic relevance to the competition: Till Janczukowicz, pianist and music journalist, Prof. Franz Xaver Ohnesorg, Director of the Ruhr Piano Festival, and Prof. Dr. Nike Wagner, Artistic Director of the Beethovenfest Bonn. As representatives of our media partners the committee also welcomes contributions from members Adelheid Feilke, Head of the Europe Department at Deutsche Welle, and Prof. Karl Karst, Head of Programming for WDR 3 Radio, as well as Martin Schumacher, Head of the Culture and Sport Department of the City of Bonn.
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