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 are admitted after a preselection by recordings.
The public auditions will take place at Asam-Hall in the baroque Ettlingen Castle.

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


Congratulation! All 2014 Prizewinners on the stage of Stadthalle Ettlingen, together with bank director Lutz Boden, Artistic Director Robert Benz, Lord Mayor Johannes Arnold and Managing Director Frank Reich (from left to right)


Rules 2016 Program Book 2014 Brochure 1988-2006 Schedule/Results 2014

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.