16th Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists

For the sixteenth time, the town of Ettlingen is organizing an International Competition for Young Pianists, from August 4-12, 2018. The competition is open to young pianists of all nationalities, including stateless people.


There are no restrictions of any kind with regard to the musical education of the competitor (e. g. university, college, academy, conservatoire, music school or private instruction).

The competition is divided into two categories.

Category A: Competitors born after August 3, 2002

Category B: Competitors born after August 3, 1997

Competitors may perform in one category only.

Applications can be made online on this website from January 1, 2018 until May 4, 2018. After the deadline, no further applications are possible. http://www.pianocompetition.org/index.php/en/rules-2018

The application should contain the following:

a) the fully completed online-application form

b) a recent passport photo (portrait in good quality)

c) Scan of the ID-Card or Passport (page with picture)

d) mp3-files with audio-recordings by the applicant

    (see "Preliminary Judging" and "Repertoire Category A", "Repertoire Category B")

All documents are to send to the organizer.