donated by the
City of Bolzano

€ 22.000,00*


donated by
Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse

€ 10.000,00*


donated by
Banca Popolare dell’Alto Adige

€ 5.000,00*


donated by
Bolzano Tourist Board

€ 4.000,00*


donated by
Rotary Club Bolzano Bozen

€ 3.000,00*


donated by

€ 2.500,00*

Special Prizes

In addition to traditional cash prizes for the top six candidates, the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition awards several special prizes in collaboration with a number of concert bodies, cultural associations and affiliated foundations, including concerts at prestigious international musical institutions.

Special prize for the best interpretation of a piece by Ferruccio Busoni
Donated by Busoni-Mahler Foundation & Centro Studi Musicali Ferruccio Busoni di Empoli
Euro 3.000,00*
The prize is awarded to one of the 12 Finalists who participate in the Solo Finals. .

Junior Jury Prize
A jury of piano students of the music schools of Trentino-South Tyrol has the possibility to award a special prize during the Solo Finals. The winner will perform in a recital/conference in the next edition of the Busoni Festival.

Audience Prize
Awarded by the Friends Association of the Busoni Competition
Euro 3.000,00*
The audience can vote its favourite finalist, among the 12 entering the Solo Finals, on the online platform .

Alice Tartarotti Prize
Awarded by the Alice Tartarotti Foundation
Euro 1.000,00*
The Tartarotti Foundation, will award a special prize to the winner of the Busoni Prize or to the best ranked finalist.

Marisa Windisch Prize
Awarded by the Friends Association of the Busoni Competition
Euro 1.500,00*
In memoriam of Marisa Windisch, who was a passionate supporter of the Busoni Competition, the Friends Association of the Competition will award the youngest pianist among the 6 finalists.

Special prize for the best interpretation of chamber music
Awarded by Impresariat Simmenauer
The winner of this prize, chosen this year by Schumann Quartett among one of the 6 finalists, will perform in a tournee in February 2023 with the Schumann Quartett.

Special prize for the best interpretation of contemporary piano music
The award is linked with the performance of contemporary piano music (mandatory piano work of the solo final test). The winner will perform in a concert at the “Matinées du piano” of the Concours International de piano d’Orléans.

Keyboard Trust Career Development Prize
Awarded by The Keyboard Charitable Trust
Awarded to the winner of the Busoni Prize, the prize is a debut concert at Steinway Hall in London. If the Busoni Prize is not awarded, the Keyboard Trust members have the option of choosing another candidate among the competition participants.

Haydn Orchestra – Nippon Artists
Awarded by Haydn Orchestra – In cooperation with Nippon Artists
The Haydn Orchestra will offer to the winner of the Busoni Prize a concert tour in Japan in 2023.

Steinway Prizewinners Concerts
Steinway & Sons, exclusive partner of the Busoni Competition, will organize performances in various festivals and concert halls.

Schoenfeld International String Competition – Concerts Network
The Busoni Competition and Schoenfeld International String Competition, Harbin, will organize various concerts in China for the Busoni Prizewinner.

*Note: Prizes are expressed as gross amounts, prior to any possible withholding taxes.

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