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

We are terribly sorry for all those who have prepared for so long!

Since we do not want to simply omit the category piano and string instrument, the 7th Carl Bechstein Competition will be postponed for one year and will take place from October 29 to 31, 2021 in this very same category. We have decided to extend the age group 4 by one year, so that every participant of 2020 can participate again next year, if they chose to. All information will be posted on our website in January 2021.

Don’t let it get you down, keep making music and above all, stay healthy!