18th Ettlingen Int'l Piano Competition • August 7 - 14, 2022

Welcome to Ettlingen, Germany !

Every other year Ettlingen becomes the global center for piano enthusiasts for a week: Young participants together, with their families and teachers, meet like-minded people from all over the world, a top-class jury and interested music lovers. Numerous voluntary helpers and local residents give the event a special charm.

Since 1988 the Ettlingen Piano Competition has become one of the most important events of its kind worldwide and is a member of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) and the Alink-Argerich-Foundation.

Here you find the Rules 2022 »  and Archives » with information about all past competitions since 1988.

17th Ettlingen Int'l Piano Competition • Online Finals 2020

288 candidates »  from 33 nations applied in 2020, 112 pianists  were admitted after a preselection by recordings.

Due to the corona pandemic, the auditions couldn't take place at Ettlingen Castle. Instead, the Ettlingen Online Finals 2020 were organised for the 20 best-ranked applicants in each Category ».

Six main prizes » and special prizes worth around 10,000 Euro were awarded at the Online Finals.

Online Finals 2020 on YouTube »


Int. Klavierwettbewerb
c/o Musikschule
Pforzheimer Str. 25
76275 Ettlingen • Germany

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