The International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna is Austria’s oldest international piano competition and ranks among the most renowned music competitions today. Founded more than 50 years ago, it is hosted by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Selected young pianists meet in Vienna from May 4 – 14, 2020 to give proof of their mastery to an international jury and to Vienna’s audience.

Open to all pianists born between 1 January 1988 and 31 December 2000

International Auditions in January / February 2020 (including Video auditions).

Get tickets for the grand finale at Musikverein Wien here.

Downloads: flyer and poster of the competition

How to apply

Get information on how to apply to the competition.


Find out all the details about the required repertoire.


Win a Bösendorfer!


Details will be published soon…


Information about the orchestra and the conductor for our Grand Finale on May 14th.


The rules of the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna.

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