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Scholarships by the Carl-Bechstein-Foundation

Scholarships by the Carl-Bechstein-Foundation

The Carl-Bechstein-Foundation awards 10 scholarships to outstanding young pianists in the classical field who aspire to a solo career. Due to the current adverse circumstances, the scholarship holders will be financially supported with 1.000€ per month for one year.

Application requirements

  • Pianists must have a master’s degree in piano performance.
  • not be older than 30 years
  • be a German or Austrian citizen or have their main residence in Germany or Austria for at least two years
  • be in a financial emergency situation, mainly due to the course of the Corona pandemic

Application documents

  • Personal cover letter in German or English describing the current situation, in particular:
    • Overview of current costs or additional expenses currently incurred
    • Overview of the originally planned concert appearances from 2020 and 2021 that were cancelled due to the pandemic (if possible, including proof of cancellation letters received or similar)
    • Overview of regular income (BAföG, scholarships, support from parents, Corona aid, etc.)
  •  Curriculum vitae in tabular form in German with emphasis on the artistic career, showing the prospect of a successful career in the concert business
  • audio and/or video recordings of pianistic activity (please include links to public videos or for download).

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Please send your application to stipendien@carl-bechstein-stiftung.de

Expected start date of funding: April 1, 2021.

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