Successful spring concert at Kartzow Palace

24.04.2017

Emil Schlemmer and Jan-Aurel Dawidiuk, two laureates of Carl Bechstein Foundation prizes, once again enchanted the audience in the overfilled hall at Kartzow Palace on Sunday, April 23, 2017, playing works by Bach, Schumann,...
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Special prize awarded at the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb Competition

14.03.2017

The special prize of the Carl Bechstein Foundation, endowed with €2000, went to Viktor Soos at the 43rd Deutscher Musikwettbewerb competition held in Leipzig.
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Rhapsody in School at the Adolf Glassbrenner elementary school in Berlin

It gladdens the heart to see music promotion efforts complementing each other. In 2013, the Adolf Glassbrenner school in Berlin-Kreuzberg was one of the first schools to receive a piano donated by the Carl Bechstein Foundation.
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Videos of the 2016 Carl Bechstein competition final concert

21.12.2016

Once again this year, nmz Media has produced enchanting videos of the prizewinners.
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Special prize awarded at the Maritim Musikpreis competition

17.12.2016

The Maritim Musikpreis competition is a yearly event that attracts participants from conservatories in Northern Germany and is held in the Timmerndorfer Strand seaside resort. The Carl Bechstein Foundation presented a special...
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Special prizes at the 3rd Theodor Leschetizky piano competition

08.12.2016

The 3rd Theodor Leschetizky Piano Competition of Polish Music was held in Hamburg on July 21 and 22, 2017, under the auspices of the Theodor Leschetizky Music Society in Warsaw, the Hamburg Public Children’s Music School and the...
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Beaming with pride: Winners of the 3rd Carl Bechstein Competition for Children and Youths

14.11.2016

The Carl Bechstein Foundation awarded prizes worth over €10,000 on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at the final concert for the 3rd Carl Bechstein Competition for Children and Youths held in the auditorium of Britz Manor in...
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Special prizes from the Carl Bechstein Foundation at the 11th International Youth Piano Competition

13.05.2016

On the occasion of the 11th International Youth Piano Competition held in Essen, the Carl Bechstein Foundation awarded a Liszt and a Rachmaninoff special prize to Jingqi Katharina Xie and Leon Zimmermann, respectively. Some fifty...
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Piano for children in a refugee accommodation center

21.04.2016

The Carl Bechstein Foundation has donated a piano to the Refugium an der Havel, an accommodation center run by the German Workers’ Welfare Association (AWO). The Foundation hopes that as many as possible of the 250 children...
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Carl Bechstein Foundation donates its 100th piano

23.02.2016

After distributing the first sixty instruments primarily in and around Berlin, the donation project went national beginning in 2015. The enthusiasm of the students at the Freinet school in Cologne during the dedication ceremony...
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Carl Bechstein Foundation wins Germany’s Culture Promotion Award

21.11.2015

The Carl Bechstein Foundation won the German Culture Promotion Award 2015. The award was presented in Berlin on Thursday evening, November 19, by the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy together with its...
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Splendid final concert tops off the second Carl Bechstein Competition for Children and Youths

20.10.2015

Smiles galore in the auditorium at Britz Manor in Berlin-Neukölln: The Carl Bechstein Foundation awarded prizes worth over €10,000 on October 18, 2015, at the magnificent final concert for the second Carl Bechstein Competition...
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Dedication ceremony in Hamburg

30.09.2015

The Lohkampstrasse elementary school is the first school in Hamburg to receive a piano donated by the Carl Bechstein Foundation. Attendees at the dedication ceremony on September 28 included members of the press as well as Ties...
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Second master class held in Nuremberg for winners of the 2014 Carl Bechstein Competition

10.07.2015
[Bitte nach "Englisch" übersetzen:] Meisterkurs im Archiv der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche

The second master class for piano duos organized by the Carl Bechstein Foundation took place Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the State Archive of the Bavarian Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Nuremberg.
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Bornholm elementary school

28.04.2015
[Bitte nach "Englisch" übersetzen:] Klavieruntericht am Bechstein

Students at the Bornholm elementary school in Berlin-Pankow have been taking piano lessons since February 2015 on an instrument donated by the Carl Bechstein Foundation.
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Carl Bechstein Foundation promotion prize

01.04.2015
[Bitte nach "Englisch" übersetzen:] Karolin und Friederike Stegmann, Gewinnerinnen des Carl Bechstein Förderpreises beim Deutschen Musikwettbewerb

Karolin and Friederike Stegmann were awarded the Carl Bechstein Foundation promotion prize at the 2015 edition of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb competition held in Lübeck.
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Carl Bechstein Foundation launches YouTube channel

12.02.2015
[Bitte nach "Englisch" übersetzen:] Der Youtube-Kanal der Carl Bechstein Stiftung

The Carl Bechstein Foundation now has its own YouTube channel. Videos of some performances at the first Carl Bechstein Competition for Children and Youths can be found at www.youtube.com/Carl-bechstein-stiftung.de as well as...
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Happy Winners at the First Carl Bechstein Competition

09.12.2014
Happy Winners at the First Carl Bechstein Competition

On 16 November 2014, the Carl Bechstein Foundation awarded prizes worth over €10,000 at the winners’ concert of the first Carl Bechstein Competition for young pianists, held in the auditorium of Britz Manor in Berlin-Neukölln....
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Piano music inspires the imagination

10.10.2014
[Bitte nach "Englisch" übersetzen:] Bericht in der Märkischen Oderzeitung

In addition to numerous schools in Berlin, the “Freie Schule Woltersdorf” is now the proud owner of a piano - provided by the Carl Bechstein Foundation.
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Carl Bechstein Foundation supports piano-learning

27.08.2014
Piano at the Adolf-Glaßbrenner-Grundschule.

Piano-playing is becoming increasingly popular among Berlin children after the Carl Bechstein Foundation donated thirty-five instruments to schools in the German capital last year – and more will be delivered after the summer...
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New Bechstein grand piano for the Grimma music school

17.02.2014
Nora and Mira at the new Bechstein grand piano.

The joy was immense among pupils and teachers alike as the Muldental “Theodor Uhlig” music school in Grimma, Saxony, was finally able to take delivery of the new Bechstein grand piano donated as “flood aid” by the Carl Bechstein...
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Registration opens for the Carl Bechstein Competition

17.02.2014

The first Carl Bechstein Competition for Children and Youths will be held on 14 through 16 November 2014 at the Britz Manor in Berlin-Neukölln. Solo instrumentalists and piano duos are invited to compete. For details and...
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Children love their new piano

21.01.2014

The pupils of the Maximilian School in Hamm-Uentrop greatly appreciate the piano donated by Carl Bechstein Foundation. Frederik-Wilhelm, Lennart, Neele and Karen, four pupils of the Maximilian School in Hamm-Uentrop, are happy:...
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A piano conquers a handicap

10.01.2014

The piano arrived in Constance two days before Christmas. For Ilja, an eleven-year-old boy, it was like a gift from heaven: now he can play on an instrument that is commensurate with his passion and his talent.
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A Christmas surprise

20.12.2013

Within the framework of the “Pianos for Elementary School” project that aims to promote piano playing among children and youth, the Carl Bechstein Foundation lends an upright to Potsdam’s Priesterweg elementary school free of...
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Piano donated to Berlin’s Ruppin elementary school

20.12.2013

Nine-year-old Harman was the first pupil at Ruppin elementary school in Berlin to have his lessons on the piano donated by the Carl Bechstein Foundation. But he will soon be joined by others: in the new year, the school will be...
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The Carl Bechstein Foundation donates two pianos to a Bavarian grammar school

01.10.2013

In the spring of 2013, a flood damaged the premises of the Saint Gotthard grammar school in Niederalteich, Bavaria, and destroyed several rehearsal pianos. On 24 September of the same year, however, the Carl Bechstein Foundation...
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Pianos donated to five more schools

02.08.2013

The Carl Bechstein Foundation decided to donate pianos to five more primary schools.
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Foundation awards prize to duo

23.05.2013

During the 50th Jugend musiziert competition, the special prize of €2,500 awarded by the Carl Bechstein Foundation went to pianist Danilo Volpyansky and flautist Johanna Mill.
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