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 Bolzano Fair

€ 2.500,00


*Im Falle einer einstimmigen Vergabe des Busoni Preisträgers wird der Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Preis zu Euro 5.000 vergeben, Dieser Sonderpreis wird von Intesa Sanpaolo gestiftet. 



Special Prizes



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


Junior Jury Prize

Bereich Deutsche und ladinische Musikschulen, Area Musicale Vivaldi, Steinway

For the first time, a jury of 50 piano students of the music schools of the province of Bolzano has the possibility to award a special prize during the solo finals. The winner will perform in a recital/conference in the 2018 edition of the Busoni festival. 



Special prize for best performance of a chamber music work

Awarded by Quartetto di Cremona

The chamber ensemble final is a news in the 61st edition of the competition! The winner of this special prize, awarded by the Quartetto di Cremona, will have the opportunity to perform in a series of concerts with the renowned ensemble. 



Audience Prize

Awarded by the Cassa di Risparmio Bank of Bolzano

Euro 3,000.00 *

The Busoni Competition subscribers are given the opportunity to express their views about who most deserves to receive First Prize through a ballot collected in the hall on the evening of the grand final with orchestra.



Alice Tartarotti Prize

Awarded by the Alice Tartarotti Foundation

The special prize of the Tartarotti Foundation, which supports the music culture, consists in a concert in the 2018 edition of the “Concerti della domenica” at the Società Filarmonica di Trento. 



Special prize for the 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 two concerts: in the 2018 edition of the “Matinées du piano” of the Concours International de piano d’Orléans, as well as in a concert offered by the Ensemble Modern of Frankfurt. 



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, including travel expenses and lodging. If the Busoni Prize is not awarded, the Keyboard Trust members have the option of choosing another candidate among the 27 competition participants.




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



Concerts for the Busoni Prize


The winner of the Busoni Prize will have the opportunity to be hired by numerous concert institutions with which the Foundation has established close working relationships over the course of the years (the Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, the  Orchestra della Toscana, the Teatro Ristori di Verona, the Orchestra Ferruccio Busoni, among others), as well as a tournée with the Quartetto di Cremona and with the Haydn Orchestra.