We are really happy to announce, that we finished the evaluation of the applications!
After receiving 84 applications from 34 nations we had busy two weeks with difficult decisions.
The pre-selection was done by evaluation of the personal CV or audio recordings. Our pre-jury members, beside the head of the competition, Prof. Barbara Szczepanska and Simona Gjorceva, was consisted of the musical critic, Dr. Lars Wallerang (Rheinische Post) and Prof. Georg Schneider (Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen).
We decided to invite:
12 pianists of group A
30 pianists of group B
23 pianists of group C
We are looking forward to seeing these young musicians in Düsseldorf!