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.

Due to Corona, the audition in Berlin has been cancelled. The audition will take place online, the applicants concerned have been informed.
Submission of documents: 15 April 2021.


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

Admission requirements

  • Minimum age 20 years, maximum age 28 years.
  • Personal audition at the UdK in Berlin.
  • Prelude uration 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 detailed report on previous training and education.
  • CD or other suitable medium for audio playback, with an uncut recording from a concert (also video and YouTube recordings are possible).
  • Indication of first name, last name, date of birth, nationality, address (street, number, postcode, place, country), e-mail address and your telephone number.
  • Justification of the request for assistance.
  • Form personal data

Information on the financial situation:

  • Assistance from parents
  • Prices received
  • Indication of other bodies that have been approached for assistance
  • Proof of income and account Statements of the last 3 month
  • Total income from jobs (lessons, concerts, other Engagements).Insufficient informations will not be taken into account.
  • Form financial situation

Board of Trustees

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


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

Submission deadline

Deadline for entries is April 15, 2021.
The applications have to be submitted by e-mail.