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2011 Bösendorfer Piano Competition now open

In 1889 Ludwig Bösendorfer, the ingenious son of company founder Ignaz Bösendorfer, launched the Bösendorfer Piano Competition in order to promote young talents and students.

This competition remains extremely popular with young artists and professional circles to the present day. The 2011 competition is now open.

In its long tradition, the competition has been won by such well-known pianists as  Alexander von Zemlinsky, Alexander Jenner, Walter Klien, Hans Petermandl, Ivan Eröd, Rudolf Buchbinder, Doris Adam and Christoph Berner. In 2011 the winner - decided by the prominent jury - will receive a voucher from Bösendorfer valued at € 17,000.

Ludwig Bösendorfer was deeply committed to supporting young musicians.

Ludwig Bösendorfer was deeply committed to supporting young musicians.

Organiser

The Institute for Keyboard Instruments (Piano Performance), University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna 

Artistic Direction

The piano faculty of the Institute for Keyboard Instruments (Piano Performance), University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Administrator

Mrs. Renate Schiebel, Institute for Keyboard Instruments (Piano Performance), University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Lothringerstrasse 18, 1030 Vienna,  Austria; +43 1 711 55 2201; schiebel-renate@mdw.ac.at

Alexander von Zemlinsky was one of the first winners of the Bösendorfer Piano Competition (1890). Later he became a famous composer and conductor.

Alexander von Zemlinsky was one of the first winners of the Bösendorfer Piano Competition (1890). Later he became a famous composer and conductor.

2011 Bösendorfer Piano Competition - Announcement

Boesendorfer_Piano_Competition_2011.pdf (81 KB)

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