The exact schedules will be published here always shortly before the begin of each competition-round, the results shortly after the end of each round.


17th Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists

August 8-16, 2020

Applications online on this website from January 1, 2020 until April 21, 2020.

Videos and Photos from the Auditions in 2018

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Our Message for today:

Stay safe - Apply for Ettlingen!


Dear participants, dear families and teachers, dear friends of Ettlingen Piano Competition,


the current crisis affects everybody, and nobody knows for sure, how the situation will develop in the next weeks and months.

We think, the best what we  can do now is: To focus on the health and well being of everybody and to continue making and listening to Music and to go on with practising piano.

For this reason, we encourage you to apply for the upcoming Ettlingen Competition!

Online-application is open. If you didn’t register yet, start today. The system will guide you step by step, it must not be done everything in one day. Begin to type in your personal data, later choose your repertoire and upload audio-recordings and other documents.

Just keep in mind: Everything has to be completed by the deadline, April 21, 2020.

In case of questions, always write us using the contact-link in the online-application.

By applying, you must not pay any fee, nor assume any other obligation - just concentrate on the music.

Our plan is to publish the result of the preliminary judging by mid of May. Then we decide if we can organise the competition in August as planned (we hope so) or if we have to find another solution.

Best wishes to all of you from the Competition-Team

Frank Reich

Director of Organisation

For motivation and inspiration: Special link to videos of all auditions at Ettlingen Competitions since 2010:

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Piano Recital Oleksii Kanke, 1st Prizewinner Category B in 2018

Thu April 4, 2019, 19:30 h, Ettlingen Castle, Asamsaal


Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt and Sergej Rachmaninow

Tickets: 17,50 Euro; pupils, students, handicapped persons 15 Euro

Ticket reservation starting March 1, 2019: Stadtinformation Ettlingen, Theaterkasse/Schloss, Tel. +49-7243 101-333 and

 -> Archives with documents and Media of all previous competitions since 1988.