Dr. Hermann Buettner Piano Contest

Since 1998 the Dr. Hermann Buettner Piano Contest takes place every year at the Karlsruhe University of Music. So far piano solo featured the majority of the program. In some years however other genres gained the opportunity to be performed such as obligatory piece piano with two strings, piano and oboe, piano with vocals, piano duo or piano concerts. On one occasion a competition (piano solo) was realized exclusively for pre-students featuring two different age groups.

Piano Contest 2017

 

 

On November 4 an 5, 2017, the auditions for the contest in piano and violoncello took place at the Velte-Saal of Schloss Gottesaue. Ten duos followed the inviation to take part in the contest.

The first prize (4.000 €) was achieved by cellist Gunwoo Park and pianist Sion Choi. A second prize (2.000 €) was awarded to the duo Haeran Oh (violoncello) and Ji Eun Park (piano). Additionally, three promotional prizes of 1.000 € each were awarded to the duos Uriah Tutter (violoncello) & Uram Kim (piano), Lukas Frind (violoncello) & Rasmus Andreas Raid (piano) and Oliver Erlich (violoncello) & Jakob Raab (piano).

These five duos have introduced themselves to the public by performing in the course of the laureate concert on December 13, 2017, at the Velte-Saal of Schloss Gottesaue.

 

Laureate concert | December 13, 2017, 19:30

 

 

The laureates of the Dr. Hermann Buettner Contest of 2017 habe presented themselves in a celebratory final concert on November 13, 2017.

Jubilee Concert Klavierissimo 20

The foundation took the opportunity to celebrate the twenty years of existence of the Dr. Hermann Büttner piano contest through a grand concert evening on May 24, 2018, at the Wolfgang-Rihm-Forum of the University of Music in Karlsruhe. First laureates of the past contests performed four piano concerts:

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, concert for three pianos C major BWV 1064 – Fil Liotis, Mihee Kim and Sion Choi, piano
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, concert for two pianos E flat major KV 365 – Frank Dupree and Jee Eun Franziska Lee, piano
  • Robert Schumann, piano concert a minor op. 54 – Gloria Campaner, piano
  • Sergei W. Rachmaninow, Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini op. 43 – Regina Chernychko, piano

The pianists were accomponied by the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, conducted by Frank Dupree.

Piano Contest 2018

In November 2018 the Dr. Hermann Büttner piano contest will be carried out as a contest in piano solo. The auditions of the contest will be held on November 17 and 18, 2018, the laureates’ concert will take place on November 23, 2018, respectively in the Velte-Saal of Schloss Gottesaue. Performances of works of Debussy, Chopin and the Vienna Classic are mandatory. The details of the contest and the conditions of participation can be taken from the announcement for the contest (link).

Future competitions

November 2019 | Trio with Piano

 

Additional information to be announced.

November 2020 | Piano Duo

Additional information to be announced.

Contact information

ADLER BÜTTNER STIFTUNG

Phone

+49 (0)721 40 89 03

Address

Strählerweg 109, D-76227 Karlsruhe