“Berliner Festwoche” International Music Festival


The internationally-acclaimed ‘Berliner Festwoche’ piano competition enters into its fourth year this October, with prodigious young pianists from across the world competing in Germany’s capital for a total prize fund of €17,000 and the chance to compete further in Malta in 2021. 

Part of the ‘14 Ways to Malta’ initiative, a series of international piano competitions leading to the 'Classic Piano' Malta International Piano Competition 2021, the five top-ranked ‘Berliner Festwoche’ participants will be invited to compete in the  Maltese final stage for a grand prize of €200,000, with further prizes totalling €100,00 to be divided amongst the other ranked winning competitors. 

Held over two rounds and featuring an eclectic choice of repertoire including a piece by Composer-In-Residence, Alexey Shor, the event promises to be an engaging and varied competition with virtuosic performances from talented upcoming young artists. 

The honoured jury features some of the most respected and experienced classical pianists today and includes Sergei Edelmann, Cordelia Höfer, Gesa Lücker, Jura Margulis and Ralf Nattkemper, all of whom hold prestigious teaching positions in addition to their distinguished performance careers. 

The competition is organised by the European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC) represented by its President, Konstanin Ishkhanov. Speaking about the event Mr Ishkhanov said: “It gives me great pleasure to announce the ‘Berliner Festwoche’ competition 2020, an event I am sure will prove highly enjoyable to both the participants and the audience. I am consistently impressed and inspired by the calibre of the competitors taking part in competitions organised by the EUFSC, and I am sure this will be no different as it enters its fourth year. To our valued audiences I hope you enjoy the concerts, and to our competitors I wish the very best of luck. See you in Berlin!” 

For more information visit http://berliner-festwoche.de/