Success of the 2017 Carl Bechstein Competition


[Bitte nach "Englisch" übersetzen:] Preisverleihung im Kulturstall von Schloss Britz 

Prof. Gesa Lücker, Simone Foth, Michèle Gurdal, Prof. Tomislav Baynov und Prof. Konrad Engel bildeten die Jury 

Sascha Thiele komponierte das Auftragswerk der obersten Altersgruppe 

Meike Senker und Vasiliki Kourti-Papamoustou sind die Komponistinnen der Auftragswerke für die Altersgruppe 1 bzw. 3 

It was a big day for little pianists at the 4th Carl Bechstein Competition for Children and Youths, held in Berlin November 17 to 19, 2017. A total of sixty-two young people, divided into in four age groups, qualified for the final round at Britz Manor in Berlin-Neukölln where they demonstrated their skills for the five-member judging panel chaired by Professor Gesa Lücker. The level of talent was quite high in all age groups.

The happy winners played at the final concert on November 19. In addition to the regular prizes, once again there were special prizes for four pieces commissioned on the occasion of the competition. The young composers were selected by the Foundation in collaboration with the Neues Zeug association, and twenty-three contenders played their works: The Maid and the Mountain by Vasiliki Kourti-Papamoustou, Planet Images by Konstantin Dupelius, Cassiopeia by Meike Senker and What is Order Anyway? by Sascha Thiele. In addition, fifteen of the participants were awarded vouchers for sheet music by Bärenreiter publishing house.

We would like to thank the participants, the members of the judging panel, and our partners, all of whom helped to make the competition an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.