Schedule and results

Results of the auditions

Audience Award (1,000 €):

Tantan Wang (15, Germany)

75 (20%) from a total of 370 votes

Award winners in all age groups:


NingDarwin1st Prize
BeyerAmélie Mayumi1st Prize
ZhangEileen Hanyu2nd Prize
WeiElise3rd Prize


HollmerFrieda Magdalene1st Prize
KitaKaren1st Prize
GuToni2nd Prize
VozňukValentina2nd Prize
ChmurovaMaria3rd Prize


WagnerSophie Elizabeth1st Prize
ZhuMaximilian Hongcheng2nd Prize
BeyerChloé Ayumi2nd Prize
BastiaensAkari2nd Prize
ZhuMartin3rd Prize
AokiSophia Yumi3rd Prize
BarzinjyBale (Shad)3rd Prize
ZhangShukai3rd Prize


KokhanovskiiDeni1st Prize
YuanLinda2nd Prize
NeumannElena2nd Prize
HimpelMarie Elisa2nd Prize
TamuraSona3rd Prize
WangEva3rd Prize


ShiHenry3rd Prize
AkopianAdam3rd Prize


WangTantan1st Prize
RauchSebastian3rd Prize
MandlerClara3rd Prize


HajeSimon1st Prize
BrechlerToby Olias2nd Prize
ZakharovaSofia3rd Prize


Dear pianists,
dear parents, dear teachers,

You have had to wait four weeks for this day, you have shown on the videos how beautifully and passionately you play music, how hard you have been working and now you have finally looked through the results lists on our website and Facebook page to see if your name is there.

To our great regret, he will often not be there: due to the limited time frame of the competition of 2.5 days, the jury could only admit 62 pianists from 11 countries. Unfortunately, this means that 229 participants could not be accepted.

About the procedure of the jury

The jury, consisting of Prof. Christian A. Pohl, Prof. Claudia Schellenberger and myself, took a lot of time to ensure a well-founded and well-reasoned admission of the participants!

Each member of the jury was given a table with the name, date of birth, age group, repertoire and the video of each applicant, which they processed on their own with comments and ratings (Yes, No, Maybe). Nationality, place of residence, educational institution and teacher were not known to the jury to prevent these factors from influencing the decision.

From the outset, the number of participants admitted was clear: only about 60 young pianists can be heard during the 2.5 days of the competition.

After viewing the videos, the results were combined into an overall verdict: three x yes meant clear approval, two x yes and one maybe as well. 48 participants already fell into these categories. The videos with two x yes and one no as well as one yes and two maybes went into an intermediate round, were heard again and discussed in a meeting. Finally, the final selection of 62 approved participants was made.

The jury is very keen to address you all with a few lines:

Statement of the jury

Dear pianists,

We were allowed to listen to 291 videos from 33 nations and it was a very special pleasure for us! We are impressed and enthusiastic about your playing, your sense of sound, your musical and pianistic abilities, your joy of playing and your passion. The level was extraordinarily high in many parts!

With so much high quality, a very careful sifting of the videos was called for. We did not make the selection easy and listened to many videos several times. Due to the limited time frame of the competition of 2.5 days, we had to choose from about 60 participants. Thus, many decisions were also very close.

Just know that we thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts for the enjoyment your videos have given us!

Our special thanks also go to your teachers who support you with so much commitment!

Congratulations to the approved participants! You can look forward to a great and exciting competition! We wish you much success, wonderful experiences and lots of musical encounters!

All the best from your jury - keep up the good work!

Prof. Christian A. Pohl
Prof. Claudia Schellenberger
Ulrike Danne-Feldmann

Prof. C. A. Pohl
Prof. C. Schellenberger
Ulrike Danne-Feldmann