• Rolf-Dieter Arens (Head of Jury)
  • Peter Cossé
  • Koos Groen
  • Michael Obst
  • Konstantin Scherbakow
  • Erik T. Tawaststjerna
  • Maria Tipo
  • Dénes Varjon


First Round
  1. F. Liszt
    one Etude from Etudes d'exécution transcendante (S 139) or from Grandes études Paganini (S 141)
  2. G. Ligeti
    one Etude of own choice
  3. F. Liszt
    Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este (S 163)
Second Round
  1. J. Haydn
    one sonata of own choice
  2. one piece of own choice by A. Schönberg, A. Berg or A. Webern
  3. F. Liszt
    1. Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (S 173)
    2. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 16 or No. 19 (S 244)
    3. Bagatelle sans tonalité (S 216a)
  4. one work specially composed for the competition (5-7 min)
Third Round

F. Liszt
Sonata in B minor (S 178)


F. Liszt
Piano Concerto in E-flat major (S 124) or
Piano Concerto in A major (S 125) with orchestral accompaniment 


1. Prize: 10.000 EURO
2. Prize: 6.000 EURO
3. Prize: 4.000 EURO

All candidates who have reached the second round will receive a diploma.

Special Awards
  1. One scholarship for one semester of study at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar awarded to the most talented East-European participant (excluding prize winners). This prize is donated by Dr. Rainer Braunschweig (Munich).
  2. For the best interpretation of Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (2nd round): One concert engagement for a piano evening in the Steingraeber-Rokokosaal in Bayreuth during the Bayreuth Festival and 1 000 Euro as payment for the concert. The concert instrument is the Liszt Grand Piano by Eduard Steingraeber. This prize is donated by the pianoforte factory Steingraeber & Sons in Bayreuth.
  3. For the best interpretation of the b minor Sonata by F. Liszt: concert matinee in the Altenburg in Weimar and 1000 Euro as payment for the concert. This prize is donated by the Franz-Liszt-Foundation e.V. Weimar. 
  4. One concert in the Schlosstheater Ballenstedt with a fee of 1000 Euro. This price is donated by the Theaterverein Ballenstedt / Anhalt.
Concerts | Productions
  • mdr Symphony Orchestra soloist concert
  • further solo concerts
  • broadcast with DeutschlandRadio Berlin
  • radio broadcast with the mdr
  • CD production