Fondation Clavarte

The Swiss Foundation FONDATION CLAVARTE was founded in 2012,
Its purpose is to promote young talented pianists of all nationalities living in Europe.

Profit and capital of the Foundation are dedicated exclusively to the purpose mentioned above. Purchase purposes are excluded.


The foundation awards scholarships for 1 to 2 years.
Also, projects, such as participation in competitions, courses or CD productions, are supported with one-off grants.

Admission requirements

Minimum age 20 years
Personal audition at the UdK in Berlin (24 February 2020).
Prelude Duration 30 Minutes: To be prepared are three works from three different style epochs are to be prepared, including a complete classical sonata. The duration of the program can be of any length.

Please send the following documents:

Curriculum vitae and a CD, or other suitable medium for audio playback, with an uncut recording from a concert (also video and YouTube recordings are possible).
Indication of nationality, address, e-mail address and your telephone number.
Justification of the request for assistance.
Information on the financial situation – assistance from parents or other bodies.
Indication of other bodies that have been approached for assistance.
Received prices.
Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Kristina Steinegger, Berne (President)
Prof. Klaus Hellwig, Berlin
Georg Volz, Berne (office)
Hinni Treuhand, Köniz (auditors)


Georg Volz
Spitalgasse 4
P.O. Box
CH-3001 Berne

Submission deadline

Deadline for entries is January 10, 2020
The applications must be submitted exclusively by post in duplicate  to the address mentioned above.