Bonn Telekom Beethoven Competition

In honour of Ludwig van Beethoven, the International Beethoven Competition for Piano premiered in 2005 in Bonn, his native city. Under the artistic direction of Pavel Gililov, the composer’s various creative periods make up the core repertoire, which is rounded out by various other works for piano.


6th to 14th December 2019 (biennial)

Prize money
1st prize:  € 30,000
2nd prize: € 20,000
3rd prize:  € 10,000
Plus other prizes

Application deadline
until May 2019

Telekom Beethoven Competition