Concerts and pianists

Konzerte &  Pianisten
Concert calendar

Concert calendar

At the International C. Bechstein concerts, well-known artists like Michel Dalberto as well as stars of tomorrow like Igor Levit perform.


Here you will find many important pianists of the 20th and 21st centuries, who have performed and/or recorded on Bechstein.


Renowned pianists and directors talk about Bechstein instruments and cultural activities.

CDs and DVDs

Discover top-class recordings of Bechstein concert grand pianos on CD and DVD.

Piano competitions

Look back on past competitions and find out about future ones.
Just as previously Bechstein halls in Berlin, London, Paris and St. Petersburg were focal points of concert life, today's C. Bechstein Concert Series are very popular with pianists and audiences. Bechstein piano competitions encourage young musicians. Great pianists record on Bechstein. In the tradition of the founder, Bechstein contributes to shaping the music scene worldwide.

Bechstein supports piano culture

Since its inception, promoting piano-culture is part of C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik's mission. At the beginning of the 20th Century, Bechstein halls in Berlin, London, Paris and St. Petersburg were focal points of concert life. Today, many concerts and events take place in C. Bechstein centers worldwide. Bechstein promotes pianists from the company's home country particularly intensively. Performing in the C. Bechstein piano recitals are internationally known pianists, such as among others Michel Dalberto, Kemal Gekic and Steven Osborne. Also playing in this series are young shooting stars and prize winners like Clemens Berg, Dudana Mazmanishvili, Denys Proshayev, David Theodor Schmidt, Francesco Tristano and Haiou Zhang. Listen at Bechstein to the stars of tomorrow!

You find in our Pianist Overview featured pianists who have performed and recorded on Bechstein in the 20th Century. Some of these relate what fascinates them personally about Bechstein in the "Interviews/Comments." Many pianists have recorded on Bechstein since the 1920s and 1930s. We recommend some selected recordings under the heading "CDs and DVDs.”

Promoting young musicians is particularly important for Bechstein. Therefore, Bechstein continually organizes piano competitions, where prize winners generally also receive the opportunity to perform in the C. Bechstein Concert Series. For presentation and concert experience is an absolute necessity, especially for young pianists. From C. Bechstein music school piano competitions and C. Bechstein piano competitions for music academies to Carl Bechstein International Piano Competitions, Bechstein offers different age groups ways to display their skills. There are top-class juries on all levels. C. Bechstein - piano culture of the extra class.