Telekom Beethoven Competition

The jury selected the participants from over 80 applications from 27 countries out of 86 young pianists competed for until late April to participate in the international Telekom Beethoven competition 2013. The Admissions Committee engaged in for two weeks the video submissions of the applicant. Professor Pavel Gililov, who is also lecturer at the Hochschule fur Musik und Tanz Koln, jury Chairman as President and artistic director of the competition, as well as Professor Andreas Frolich and Professor Jacob Leuschner, are both rated the applications. An audiovisual self-presentation and the inclusion of a Fugue of Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Handel, or one of the three last sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven were invited. 28 Participants made it into the selection of the pianists who fight December 6-14 to win the international Telekom Beethoven competition 2013. Our goal was to choose not only good pianists, but especially good interpreters of Beethoven. The 28 young pianists all have a personal relationship with Beethoven’s Music what they already prove with their applications could. “, Pavel Gililov is convinced from the participants field.

The great interest of the young pianists shows that the Beethoven Competition has reached a high priority. The Beethoven city of Bonn can be proud of this competition,”emphasizes Timotheus Hottges, Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Telekom and Chairman of the Organizing Committee. I invite already all Bonner, to get a picture of the outstanding talents in December itself.” The eleven female and 17 male participants are between 20 and 32 years old and come from 13 Nations: Australia, Bulgaria, China, Germany, France, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Austria, Russia, South Korea and the United States. The young pianists compete from December 6 in three rounds prior to the final on December 14. Ludwig van Beethoven’s uvre is at the heart of the program to students. Each round used his work in relation to a period, Baroque, German romanticism and classical modernism.

In the final round interpret the remaining three contestants a Beethoven Piano Concerto, accompanied by the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn. The first prize winner receives a prize of 30,000 euros, the second winner 20,000 euros and the third placed 10,000 euros. Also an audience prize are awarded a special chamber music and a Beethoven house price for the audience favorite of the 2nd round of the competition. The prize-winner of the international Telekom Beethoven Competition given the opportunity at the Beethoven night of the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn on 16 December in the Beethovenhalle Bonn to occur. The winner in the favour of the audience presents on December 15 in the Beethoven-Haus. The prelude to the international Telekom Beethoven competition Bonn 2013 is the today’s winner-Soiree with pianists Chi Ho Han and Remi polka rivet in the Kammermusiksaal of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn. Chi Ho Han was at the international Telekom Beethoven competition 2011 of second prize winner behind the winner Jingge yan. Chi Ho Han, who was born in Seoul in 1992, also won the audience award.

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