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.

Concert at the Chamber Music Festival Oberlausitz

In cooperation with the Chamber Music Festival Oberlausitz, our scholarship holders Adele-Marie Schäfer and Wilhelmine Freytag will give a concert at the Oberlichtenau Castle.

Former Fellows with Daniel Hope

Two of our former scholarship holders were guests in the program "Hope@Home" produced by arte and WDR, in which violinist Daniel Hope gave young musicians a stage.

Successful Cooperation in Düsseldorf

After three quarters of a year of successful cooperation, the foundation's piano has a permanent place in the everyday school life of the Comenius-Gymnasium.

Introducing: Our Four New Scholarship Holders

Due to Corona, our four scholarships were awarded this time in close cooperation with the junior institutes of the German music academies.

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.

Music is back in Joachimsthal

After a forced break due to corona, the piano lessons at the Georg Büchner Elementary School in Joachimsthal started again with the new school year.

Special prizes at the Essen Piano Competition

After the original cancellation of the 15th International Piano Competition Youth in Essen, it could now be made up for in September - with our foundation as partner.

Special Prizes at Jugend Musiziert Berlin

The Foundation belatedly awarded four extra prizes to outstanding young pianists in the piano solo category of the regional Jugend musiziert competition in Berlin.

Prizes at the International Theodor Leschetizky Piano Competition

Isolation was defied in Hamburg and the public was able to participate in all of the rounds and the prize winners' concert of the Theodor Leschetizky Competition, although not live, but via stream.