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.

Best interpretation of a piece of Robert Schumann in the 2nd round donated by Prof. Dr. Uwe Henrik Peters and Dr. Anna Martini, Cologne
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

„ After the competition, all finalists are invited to apply to Deutsche Telekom AG with artistically outstanding and personal heartfelt projects for a one-off grant of up to EUR 15,000. In this way, we also want to encourage our prize winners to be able to implement exciting and unusual artistic projects with our support, in addition to distributing the prize money.“

says Prof. Pavel Gililov, artistic director and jury president. 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.

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