Young pianists at their best

Bärenreiter Prizes at the Beethoven Competition in Bonn

Hans Suh (South Korea, photo 2nd from right) has won the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn 2021. The 31-year-old pianist was crowned first prize winner on 11 December in front of an audience of around 800. Alexei Tartakovsky (USA/Russia, 2nd from left) and Giorgio Lazzari (Italy, right) followed in second and third place. Hans Suh convinced the nine-member jury chaired by Pavel Gililov (left) with his interpretation of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37. The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn conducted by Hans Graf accompanied the final.

All three finalists received a Bärenreiter Urtext Prize in the form of a generous voucher for Bärenreiter printed music