Pianosummit on 16 October goes on sale today

Presentation of the participants at the prize winners' concert on Wednesday

For the first time, laureates from all previous editions of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn will perform together on October 16 at 7 p.m. in the Telekom Forum Bonn.

The eight pianists Hinrich Alpers, Soo-Jung Ann, Filippo Gorini, Keiko Hattori, Tomoki Kitamura, Henri Sigfridsson, Jingge Yan and Cunmo Yin won prizes at the competition between 2005 and 2019. The goal of the competition is to discover and sustain young pianistic talent.

The Piano Summit provides an opportunity to hear the prize winners once again and to experience how they have developed. Whether as concert pianists, chamber musicians or university professors - all eight have gone their own way and have made a career for themselves since the competition.

At the summit, they will first present themselves as soloists with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under the direction of Dirk Kaftan or alone with works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Leopold Godowsky/Frédéric Chopin and Johann Sebastian Bach. The joint finale will be the world premiere of Alexander Maria Wagner's "The Concubines of Suleyman I," a Turkish march based on Ludwig van Beethoven. For this, all eight pianists will sit together at three grand pianos.

The concert will be available to listen to and watch via livestream. On October 16, starting at 7 p.m., Telekom will broadcast the concert live on the competition's homepage.

Tickets for the event on site in Bonn can be acquired under, under +49 228 - 50 20 13 13 as well as at all well-known advance booking offices.

The Beethovenfest Bonn is a partner of the Piano Summit and the Telekom Beethoven Competition. This year, the Beethovenfest Bonn once again hosted numerous participants, jury members and laureates of the competition as artists.

"Piano Summit 2021"

Sat 16.10.2021, 7 pm

Telekom Forum Bonn

Laureates of the Telekom Beethoven Competition

Works by Beethoven, Godowsky/Chopin, Bach and A. M. Wagner