International Telekom Beethoven Competition

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Deutsche Telekom invites young talents from throughout the world to the competition, which takes place every two years.

The Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn has two central goals: It is primarily dedicated to promoting young pianists of exceptional talent as they embark on their international careers. And, of course, the competition makes a major contribution to honoring Ludwig van Beethoven by drawing attention to his genius and perpetuating his memory in his “hometown” of Bonn. 

"We at Deutsche Telekom – through our innovative communication technologies – bring people together and enable them to share life’s experiences like no other business enterprise in Germany. Beethoven did much the same by uniting people through his music. One could say that we share the same cultural and social identity. Our technologies help people enrich their lives by overcoming barriers to shared experiences, and being a universal language understood the world over, music does very much the same in terms of culture and human understanding”, says Timotheus Höttges, Chairman of the Organization Committee of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn and CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Beethoven monument.

Cultural events in Bonn

The company's cultural sponsorship activities highlight the importance of Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven.