10.22. - Watch the winners' concert of the International Schimmel Piano Competition 2022 here!
Here we show you the prize winners' concert of this year's International Schimmel Piano Competition!
With a total of 24 participants from 12 countries, the Schimmel Piano Competition contributes to international exchange in the field of music. You can find the programme of our three prize winners here: Final 2022
09.22. - The winners of the International Schimmel Piano Competition 2022 have been determined!
After three exciting and intensive days, the pianists Johannes Obermeier (first place), Tsuzumi Namikawa (second place) and Lorenzo Mazzola (third place) have proven themselves against 19 competitors.
The decision was not easy for the 5-member jury with Prof. Wolfgang Zill (jury chairman), Prof. Markus Becker, Prof. Yuka Imamine, Prof. Tim Ovens and Prof. Milana Chernyavska as this year once again outstanding concert programs and performances were presented. However, in the end, the outstanding pianistic-artistic performance of our prize winners convinced the jury.
The 1st prize (6.000, -€) won Johannes Obermeier (Germany)
The 2nd prize (3.000, -€) went to Tsuzumi Namikawa (Japan)
The 3rd prize (1.500,-€) won Lorenzo Mazzola (Italy)
and an audience award of 500,-€ was awarded to Johannes Obermeier.
We thank all participants for their great performance and congratulate the winners of this year's International Schimmel Piano Competition.
09.22. - The International Schimmel Piano Competition 2022 will take place in Braunschweig soon!
Join us from 23rd to 24th September, when the first rounds with self-created programmes of the participants will be performed.
On 25 September, the final round will take place with the 6 highest ranked participants and in the evening a brilliant prize winners' concert.
Look forward to outstanding artistic performances at the piano competition in the Schimmel Concert Hall in Braunschweig. Admission to the finale is free of charge.
All participants and their specially designed concert programme can be found here:
07.22. - The participants of the second International Schimmel Piano Competition have been determined!
After a pre-selection by our jury, 24 pianists have been selected to participate in the live rounds from 23 to 25 September. Six of the participants will move on from the preliminary round to the final round on 25 September, after which the winners will give a prize-winners concert in the evening.
Attend the public final from 23 to 25 September 2022 at the Schimmel Konzertsaal in Braunschweig. Admission to the final is free of charge. More information will be available shortly on this website.
We thank all applicants for submitting many exciting and attractive concert programmes.
06.22. - The registration for the International Schimmel Piano Competition 2022 is closed!
Many thanks to all participants who applied this year with exciting and attractive concert programmes.
Your applications will now be reviewed by our jury, and you will receive feedback on the jury's decision approximately by the end of June.
05.22. - We extend our application deadline for the International Schimmel Piano Competition 2022!
You can still apply until June 19th, 2022 via our application form: registration
Changes to your details are no longer possible after this date.
02.22. - The International Schimmel Piano Competition will take place again in 2022!
After the successful start in 2021, the International Schimmel Piano Competition is going into the second round!
Apply now until 31 May 2022 to participate in the International Schimmel Piano Competition 2022:
10.21. - The winners of the 1st International Schimmel Piano Competition have been announced!
4 young pianists from 10 nations had qualified for the final rounds of the 1st International Schimmel Piano Competition, from 17 to 19 September 2022 in Braunschweig, after intensive pre-selection.
The 5-member jury with Prof. Wolfgang Zill (jury chairman), Prof. Markus Becker, Prof. Yuka Imamine, Prof. Tim Ovens and Prof. Milana Chernyavska did not have an easy time deciding who would enter the final round after the impressive competition performances of the participants. In addition to the pianistic-artistic performance, the submitted concept of the presented programme had to be evaluated, which had to follow a theme freely chosen by the participants.
7 pianists convinced the jury and entered the final. They performed again on the final day, with a concert that was now just under 50 minutes long. In the end, the winners were determined:
The 1st prize, (a CD production incl. publication and digital distribution or production of a music video) was won by Raimu Satoh (Japan).
The 2nd prize (2.000, -€) went to Nicole Rudi (Germany)
The 3rd prize (1.000,-€) as well as the audience prize (500,-€) in the final prize winners' concert was won by Daria Parkhomenko (Russia).
Thanks to the great popularity and the new competition concept, Wilhelm Schimmel Pianofortefabrik GmbH plans to hold this competition regularly. Information on this will be published before the next competition starts via the universities, social media and on this website.
06.21. - The Piano Competition will take place in September 2021!
We are pleased to announce that the International Schimmel Piano Competition will take place in September 2021!
All applications from 2020 have been carried over and the winners of the preliminary round have already been informed. It is no longer possible to apply for the 2021 Piano Competition.
The competition will take place from 17. - 19. September 2021 at the Braunschweig location.
05.21. - The preliminary round has been completed.
The results of the preliminary round have been determined and communicated to all participants.
09.20 - The piano competition will be postponed to 2021!
Due to the current entry and quarantine regulations, it is unfortunately currently not possible to hold a public competition with international participants in September 2020. Some participants from abroad would have to go into quarantine, which would mean an unfair disadvantage to them. Therefore, we have decided to postpone the competition to 17. - 19. September 2021 according to the current situation regarding the Corona pandemic.
All applicants who applied in 2020 will still be eligible, just the competition will be postponed.