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.

Carl Bechstein Foundation supports pianists with aid totaling 352,000 euros

In 2021, the Carl Bechstein Foundation will award 18 additional annual scholarships and 68 individual grants with a total value of 352,000 euros.

No Carl Bechstein Competition this Year

The rising infection numbers combined with increasingly restrictive limitations have left us with no other choice: The Carl Bechstein Competition must unfortunately be cancelled this year.