ZF Music Award 2024

2024 will mark the eleventh time that the ZF Art Foundation awards its ZF Music Award. The prize itself recognises the outstanding achievements of highly talented international pianists. The winners of the ZF Music Award are selected by a four-member international jury in the course of three public competition concerts. As in previous years, the piano competition for the 2024 ZF Music Award is being organised under the artistic direction of Peter Vogel.

The collaboration between the ZF Art Foundation and Peter Vogel now goes back 26 years already in its bid to establish exceptional music projects in the region around Lake Constance. The ZF Music Award and the International Young Masters Piano Festival not only enrich the regional musical offering, but they also provide an opportunity for the public to gain new and diverse insights into the world of music.

Another particularity of the ZF Music Award is that, at each concert, the audience can choose their own personal favourite and award an Audience Award worth 500 euros in each case. In addition to the literary focus that gives each concert its specific appeal, the Audience Award makes the piano competition a particularly exciting music event for audiences, too.


Concerts
1st competition concert

Thursday, 30 May 2024
6.30 pm
Münzhof
Marktplatz 24
88085 Langenargen

Six selected participants will each play a work by Johann Sebastian Bach and a sonata from Viennese classical music.

Interval:
approx. 8.15 pm
Presentation of the Audience Award

Event ends:
approx. 10.15 pm

2nd competition concert

Friday, 31 May 2024
6.30 pm
Forum am See
Brettermarkt 10
88131 Lindau

The four remaining participants will play representative works of the German Romanticism period by composers such as Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms. They will also be required to perform a work of the 20th or 21st century composed after 1970.

Interval:
approx. 8 pm
Presentation of the Audience Award

Event ends:
approx. 10 pm

Final concert

Sunday, 2 June 2024
7 pm
Graf-Zeppelin-Haus,
Ludwig-Dürr-Saal
Olgastrasse 20
88045 Friedrichshafen

The three finalists will play two concerto études, at least one of which must be by Frédéric Chopin, and a representative work of their choice from the 19th or 20th century.

Interval:
approx. 8.45 pm

Presentation of the ZF Music Award
Presentation of the Audience Award

Event ends:
approx. 10.15 pm