Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists


Details of the 2016 competition and previous editions you can see on this website. Please select a language.


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.

Our 16th International Competition will take place August 4-12, 2018.
The rules will be almost the same as in 2016. Mid of 2017 you will find detailed informations on this website. Auf Wiedersehen - see you then!

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). Picture:


The 2016 competition terminated.
All results, media and schedules please see the Archives.


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


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.