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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
honorary members of the jury, participants and guests!
It is a great pleasure to announce the Second Edition of the German Piano Open Competition which takes place in the fantastic capital of Germany - Berlin! With its perfect location, lucrative prizes and world famous professors as members of the Jury - Festival provides the ideal conditions and atmosphere for all contestants and music lovers!
The 5 best participants will have the great opportunity to take a part in the Malta International Piano Competition 2018 with a total Prize Fund of 200 000 EUR in the framework of the “Malta International Music Festival 2018” which is dedicated to Valletta 2018, when Malta’s Capital City will be European Capital of Culture.
We are also honored to have three Maltese composers to write a piece for this competition.
All the finalists will get an opportunity to perform with an orchestra.
We wish All the Best to all participants and an amazing time to the members of the Jury, and welcome to Berlin!
Prof. Henri Sigfridsson
We are proud to welcome you to the second edition of the German Piano Open – International Piano Competition organized by European Foundation for Support of Culture, which is taking place in the capital city of Germany – Berlin.
German Piano Open – International Piano Competition makes part of the big series of 11 international piano competitions where 5 best participants of each competition will have a free participation in the Malta International Piano Competition 2018 in the framework of the “Malta International Music Festival 2018” which is dedicated to Valletta 2018, when the capital of Malta will become European Capital of Culture 2018!
The mission of the European Foundation for Support of Culture through the presentation of the German Piano Open – International Piano Competition is to discover, promote, support and document the great masters of the keyboard emerging in this generation; to rediscover unusual repertoire while providing audiences with a unique musical experience; to build the audiences of the future to help ensure the very existence of classical music. Our focus is to give talents opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience on an international level and thus we are glad to attract pianists from different countries around the world!
I wish all participants good luck and invite classical music lovers to join us at the concerts!
With best regards and respect,
Mr. Konstantin Ishkhanov,
President of EFSC.