The Foundation supports children and young people

The aim of the Carl Bechstein Foundation is to promote piano-playing on a broad scale, especially among children and young people. So the Foundation makes piano-playing fun for children and young people.

Pianos for primary schools

The Carl Bechstein Foundation provides selected primary schools with free instruments for piano lessons and practice in cooperation with private and public music schools.

Find out more about the Foundation’s collaboration with schools.

Programme for gifted youth

The Foundation supports young pianists by awarding prizes and scholarships. In doing so, it collaborates with various competitions, such as Jugend Musiziert, Carl Maria von Weber Competition, etc. Thereby boosting young people’s dedication to music in the long term.

Find out more about awards and scholarships for gifted young musicians.

Carl Bechstein Competition

The Foundation is to hold the first Carl Bechstein Competition for children and young people in November 2014. The competition is held alternately in solo or duo instrumentation.

Find out more about the competition.

Collection of historic keyboard instruments

The Carl Bechstein foundation is setting up its own collection of historic keyboard instruments. The goal is to one day have them played during workshops, concerts and master classes to make the history of the piano directly accessible to the public.
Learn more about the instrument collection of the Carl Bechstein Foundation