Five fortepianos for two pianists

Only the Carl Bechstein Foundation can organize such a concert in Berlin: as part of the concert series “professors and their master students”, Gerrit Zitterbart and Cunmo Yin performed their repertoires on five valuable historic fortepianos in the Carl Bechstein Hall in Spandau.

International Carl Maria von Weber Competition in Dresden

Also this year, the Carl Bechstein Foundation supported the International Carl Maria von Weber Competition in Dresden.

Special prize at the ARD music competition for the French Geister Duo

The French Geister duo won the 1st prize as well as the special prize of the Carl Bechstein Foundation at the 70th ARD Music Competition.

Yumeka Nakagawa wins Clara-Haskil-Piano Competition 2021

Great success for Yumea Nakagawa, who won the 1st prize at the Clara Haskil Piano Competition, as well as the Audience Prize and the Coup de Coeur Special Prize.

Special prize at the German Music Competition for Knut Hanßen

Knut Hanßen wins the Foundation's special prize of 2,000 euros at the 2021 German Music Competition.
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Scholarship Holders’ Concert in the Rococo Hall of the Town Castle Eisenach

A great concert with three of our scholarship holders took place in Eisenach this weekend.

Successful Premiere of the Carl Bechstein Hall in Spandau

The ensemble "lied23" just opened the new Carl Bechstein Hall in Berlin-Spandau. An oasis of culture is now blossoming in the middle of an industrial area.

New Piano Delivery in Berlin-Lichtenberg

The foundation has now given more than 220 pianos to elementary schools throughout Germany. In May, another school in Berlin was able to welcome a new instrument.

Special Prizes at “Jugend musiziert” Berlin

The piano duos Anna Richter & Taissia Wierer and Dao & Du Wang received special prizes of 500 euros each at the fully digital regional & national competition in Berlin.