About us

The International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna is Austria’s oldest international piano competition and ranks among the most renowened 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.

Previous laureates of the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna

2017 

1. prize – Rodolfo Leone

2. prize – Sahun Hong

3. prize – Bolai Cao

2013 

1. prize – Maria Mazo

2. prize (ex aequo) – Andrey Gugnin

2. prize (ex aequo) – Valentin Fheodoroff

2009 

1. prize – Alexander Schimpf

3. prize (ex aequo) – Chi Ho Han

3. prize (ex aequo) – Ji-Hoon Jun

2005 

1. prize – Herbert Schuch

2. prize – Gabrielius Alenka

3. prize – Peter Ovtscharov

2001 

1. prize – Oliver Kern

2. prize – Christopher Hinterhuber

3. prize – Ingo Dannhorn

1997 

1. prize – Antti Aleksi Siirala

2. prize – Christoph Berner

3. prize – Ikuko Nishiyama

1993 

1. prize – Leon Francis Mccawley

2. prize (ex aequo) – Filippo Gamba

2. prize (ex aequo) – Martin Zehn

1989 

1. prize – Jasminka Stancul

2. prize – not awarded

3. prize – not awarded

1985 

1. prize – Stefan Vladar

2. prize – Pavel Nersessian

3. prize – Stephan Möller

1981 

1. prize – Avedis Kouyoumdjian

2. prize – Ian Hobson

3. prize – Héctor Alejandro Daniel Rivera

1977 

1. prize – Natalia Pankova

2. prize – Edson Elias

3. prize – Natalia Vlassenko

1973 

1. prize – John O‘Conor

2. prize – Seta Tanyel

3. prize – Oscar Tarrago

1969 

1. prize – Mitsuko Uchida

2. prize – Kosana Jablonskaja

3. prize – Verena Pfenninger

1965 

1. prize – Lois Carole Pachucki

2. prize – Edward Auer

3. prize – Joao Carlos Miranda De Assis Brasil

1961  

1. prize – not awarded

2. prize – Dieter Weber

3. prize – Blanca Uribe

Previous jury members of the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna

Dmitri Alexeev

Fabio Bidini

Bruno Canino

Pascal Devoyon

Sergei Dorensky

Peter Efler

Fumiko Eguchi

Christopher Elton

Brigitte Engerer

Noel Flores

Homero Francesch

Ryoko Fukasawa

Filippo Gamba

Valentin Gheorghiu

Hans Graf

Klaus Hellwig

Christopher Hinterhuber

Martin Hughes

Andreas Häfliger

Margarita Höhenrieder

Dianko Iliew

Akira Imai

Stanislav Ioudenitch

Alexander Jenner

Jan Jiracek von Arnim

Choong-Mo Kang

Yoheved Kaplinsky

Roland Keller

Daejin Kim

Ivan Klansky

Alfons Kontarsky

Michael Krist

Karl-Heinz Kämmerling

Christoph Lieske

Heinz Medjimorec

Dominique Merlet

Viktor Merzhanov

Minoru Nojima

John O‘Conor

Tatjana Ognjanovic

John Owings

Piotr Paleczny

Hans Petermandl

Gitti Pirner

Anne Queffélec

Ferenc Rados

Matti Raekallio

Walter Robert

Markus Schirmer

Soo-Jung Shin

Antti Siirala

Takahiro Sonoda

Jasminka Stancul

Erik Tawaststjerna

Etsuko Terada

Maria Tipo

Dubravka Tomsic

Blanca Uribe

Arie Vardi

Lev Vlassenko

Natasha Vlassenko

Jürg von Vintschger

Fanny Waterman

Wolfgang Watzinger

Eleanor Wong

Idith Zvi

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