The exclusive piano partner of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn is Steinway & Sons. This signifies that only Steinway grand pianos will be available for the entire competition. The instruments played in the competition will be obtained from the Steinway House in Düsseldorf and the headquarters in Hamburg.
Since 1853, the name Steinway & Sons has stood for the finest grand and upright pianos. Passion and dedication, perfection and quality, reliability and, last but not least, the inimitable sound are just some of the characteristics with which people all over the world associate these high-quality instruments. On the basis of this tradition, Steinway also offers the specially developed Steinway Spirio self-playing system, which makes it possible to bring the interpretations of numerous artists into your living room.
In addition to providing the instruments for the competition itself, Steinway invites the prizewinners to selected concerts throughout Europe via Steinway's Prizewinner Concerts Network.