Cash prizes

1st prize: 50,000 €

Debut concert at the Beethovenfest Bonn 2024

International concerts as part of the Steinway Prizewinner Concerts Network

Debut concerto with the Beethoven Orchester Bonn during the 'BeethovenNacht' 2023

Concert tour with the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn in Germany with over 10 concerts, e.g. Berlin (Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt), Hamburg (Laeiszhalle), Munich (Herkulessaal), Bremen (Die Glocke) in 2024

European Academy for Music recital, Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

"Junge Stars der Klassik" recital, Kirchheimbolanden

2nd prize: 25,000 €

Debut concert at the Beethovenfest Bonn 2025

Chamber music hall recital at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn

European Academiy for Music recital, Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

"Junge Stars der Klassik" recital, Kirchheimbolanden

3rd prize: 10,000 €

Chamber music hall recital at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn

"Junge Stars der Klassik" recital, Kirchheimbolanden

Special prizes

Best interpretation of a piano concerto in the final
2,000 €

Special prize for chamber music, donated by the Beethoven Trio Bonn
2,000 €

The audience will vote for its favorite from among the six participants in the semifinal round. The winner will perform at a piano recital at the chamber music hall of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, receive a money prize of 1,000 € as well as a Beethoven bronze bust by the artist Naoum Aronson, donated by Dr. Gudula Neidert-Buech.

Robert Schumann Prize 
donated by Dr. phil. Anna Martini 
in memorandum to Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Uwe Henrik Peters
1,000 €

Best interpretation of a contemporary piece in the Chamber music final
1,000 €

Facsimile edition of a piano piece by Ludwig van Beethoven, donated by the Beethoven-Haus-Bonn.

Sheet music prizes, donated by Bärenreiter Publishers
worth a total of 1,500 €

Winner of the Competition 2021

Winner of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition 2021 © Norbert Ittermann

Artistic projects of laureates

Our declared aim is to discover promising young, artistically excellent pianists and to foster their long-term careers through the accolades and further support provided by the Telekom Beethoven Competition. In addition to prize money & concert engagements, we accompany our pianists on their own artistic path and support them in their plans and projects.

Focus Hans Suh

Focus: Hans Suh

As the first prize winner, Hans Suh was given the opportunity to create his own concert at the Beethovenfest 2022: Hans Suh presented himself not only as a pianist, but also as a composer and conductor.

Hinrich Alpers

Beethoven-Liszt symphony cycle by Hinrich Alpers

Beethoven Competition prize-winner Hinrich Alpers has recorded all of the symphonies by Beethoven in Franz Liszt's transcription for piano to mark the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth: A huge project, which could also be realized with the...


Filippo Gorini's "Art of Fugue Explored"

Filippo Gorini focuses on Johann Sebastian Bach's last work "The Art of Fugue" in an extraordinary, interdisciplinary project!

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Debut CD by Alberto Ferro released

Alberto Ferro, first prize winner of the Telekom Beethoven Competition 2017, has recorded his debut CD. The young Italian pianist inspires with a subtle and technically demanding interpretation of Sergei Rachmaninov's 'Etudes-tableaux'. Recorded in Sacile at...

Cruchley & Weigle

Cello sonatas as a belated birthday present

Prize winner Ben Cruchley was a guest in the Chamber Music Hall of the Beethoven House in Bonn in January 2021. Together with his duo partner, cellist Jonathan Weigle, he presented the city's greatest son with a belated birthday present: all five of the...

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Beethoven's complete piano sonatas, recorded by Jingge Yan

In 2011 he won the Beethoven Competition, now he presented the complete recording of Ludwig van Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas. A look behind the scenes during the recording at Beethoven-Haus Bonn can be seen here. All recordings were made with the support of...

Concert engagements have been offered by the following concert partners:


Beethoven Orchester Bonn


Slowakische Philharmonie


Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein


Klassische Philharmonie Bonn


Beethoven-Haus Bonn


Beethovenfest Bonn


Palazzo Ricci, Montepulciano


International Keyboard Institute & Festival New York


Festival Bad Ragaz


Euriade Festival


Jeunes Talents Paris


Bonner Schumannfest


Orpheo-Konzerte Kerkrade




Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz


Stadt Kirchheimbolanden


Internationale Musikakademie Liechtenstein

Kissinger Sommer

Kissinger Sommer

Steinway & Sons

Steinway Prizewinner Concerts Network

World Culture Networks

World Culture Networks