The European Foundation for Support of Culture, together with the European Center of Culture and Arts, is organising the Berliner Festwoche music festival and piano competition, which will be held in Berlin, Germany, from 12 to 16 September. The diversity of cultural events in Berlin is beyond imagination. This city is not only an incubator of new ideas and trends, but also an attractive destination for those who are seeking new impressions.
The leading professors of music schools will come to Berlin to participate in the jury of the competition; they will carefully select young pianists. Within the festival, most famous venues of the city will house a series of concerts by world stars of classical music.
The place of Artistic Director of the festival will belong, like last year, to Henri Sigfridson, professor of the Essen Folkwang University of the Arts, winner of the Zurich Geza Anda Piano Competition in 2000 and the Beethoven International Piano Competition in 2005.
The repertoire for competitors includes compositions by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Works of contemporary Maltese composers will also be part of the compulsory programme.