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International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn

In honor of Ludwig van Beethoven, the generously-endowed International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn is held in his birthplace, with young pianists from all over the world taking part.

Deutsche Telekom holds this challenging competition every two years. The next competition will take place in December 2021. The winners of the competition receive not only attractive cash prizes (EUR 30,000 for first place alone) but also numerous impressive concert bookings in Germany and abroad, many of them with major orchestras.

What makes it so special: All the rounds of the competition are open to the public. Some 6,500 listeners attended the initial rounds at Telekom Headquarters and the final. It is only necessary to purchase admission tickets for the final concert with the Beethoven Orchestra. All the other rounds can be enjoyed free of charge.

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  • Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Barbara Frommann/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • EnergieAgentur.NRW, Daniel Schmitt
  • Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Klaus Bongartz
  • City of Bonn

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