15th Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists

August 6-14, 2016


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303 candidates coming from 55 nations applied for the competition 2016.
103 pianists were admitted after a preselection by recordings.
The public auditions took place at Asam-Hall in the baroque Ettlingen Castle.

Ten main prizes and special prizes worth more than  20,000 Euro were bestoved.


Congratulations! All 2016 prizewinners on stage of Stadthalle Ettlingen, together with Managing Director Frank ReichArtistic Director Robert Benz, Bank Director Michael Krähmer and Lord Mayor Johannes Arnold (from left to right)

This year's competition terminated.
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All Schedules/Results/Media 2016



Rules 2016 Program Book 2016 Brochure 1988-2006 Results/Media 2016

Welcome to the Ettlingen Competition!


We are a member of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) and the Alink-Argerich-Foundation-Foundation (AAF) and rank as one of the most important contests of this type worldwide.