International Schubert-Fest Dortmund 2022

June 17 – 19, 2022 Hansa Coking Plant

17.06.2022 – 19:30h: Opening Concert
“Beziehungsstatus: Kompliziert” – Liederabend with Esther Valentin, Anastasia Grishutina and Konstantin Ingenpass

18.06.2022 – 19:30h: Recital Takashi Yasunami
Works by Schubert and Dohnanyi

19.06.2022 – 17:00h: Schubert Piano Sonatas & Wandererfantasie
Unfortunately, Lukas Sternath can not perform at the Schubert Festival 2022 for health reasons. We wish him a speedy recovery and are pleased that Prof. Ian Fountain has agreed at short notice to play the concert together with Jonas Stark. Instead of the four-hand program Jonas Stark plays beside Schuberts Sonata B major D575 also Schuberts “Wandererfantasie”. Ian Fountain will perform in the second half of the concert Schuberts Sonata in A major D959.

Next Competitions

The IV. LiedDuo-Competition 2023 will be held from September 25 – October 1, 2023 in Dortmund. Details regarding the repertoire, jury, etc. will be published soon.

The next Piano Competition will be held in 2025.

XIV. Piano Competition 2021

The jury decided! The Laureate’s of the XIV. Piano Competition 2021

Takashi Yasunami (left) – 1st Prize – Prize of the Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung
Lukas Sternath (right) – 2. Pize – Prize of the Kulturstiftung Dortmund
Jonas Stark (middle) – 3. Prize, handed over by the lord major of Dortmund Thomas Westphal
Lukas Sternath (right) – Audience Award, Prize of the Lions Club Dortmund Rothe-Erde

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The Competition

International Schubert Competition Dortmund | 1st prize winner of the XIV. Piano Competition 2021, Takashi Yasunami

Prof. Ian Fountain | Artistic Director Piano

Ingeborg Danz | Artistic Director LiedDuo

“Cupid’s Game” -CD by Esther Valentin & Anastasia Grishutina | One component of the first prize is a CD production in addition to the prize money.

The International Schubert Fest Dortmund takes place in the years between two competitions and offers the laureates the opportunity to play with international stars of classical music.

The International Schubert-Competition Dortmund was established in 1987 and has been held since then at the heart of Ruhr area, invariably with great success. Prizes are awarded to international candidates in the categories of “Piano” and “LiedDuo”. It is aimed at young and talented musicians of the very highest professional standard and is designed to help them as they enter their chosen profession. Thanks to its programming the Schubert Competition also provides a unique opportunity to introduce participants and audiences to Schubert’s world of ideas.

The Competition additionally seeks to add to the cultural variety and attractiveness of the Ruhr area and to draw the region to national and international attention. An important role in this process is played by its high-profile venue, the atmospheric compressor hall of the Hansa Coking Plant, which is a listed building. It is a location that means that Dortmund’s International Schubert Competition is visibly anchored in a region marked by its former mining industry and by heavy industry.