An Italian wins big Bonn Beethoven contest

An Italian wins big Bonn Beethoven contest


norman lebrecht

December 10, 2017

The Italian pianist Alberto Ferro was named winner of  the International Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn.

Ferro, 21, takes home 30,000 Euros.


Second was Tomoki Kitamura (Japan). Third was the Korean Ho Jeong Lee,

The chamber music prize was awarded to Ashok Gupta of the UK.

In contrast to past competitions, none of the winners appear, on first sight, to be students of the competition’s founder and jury chairman, Pavel Gililov.



  • Eye of Mordor says:

    Another non-event. Can we look forward to the 436th recording of the piano concertos and sold-out prizewinner concerts in all major European capitals?