International Talent Competition

27 - 28 april 2024 (

Presenting yourself in a competition, playing in front of an audience and a jury, exchanging ideas with other participants is always enriching. Even if the result is not always what you had hoped for, preparing for a competition is always rewarded with personal progress. This year, seven of my young pianists took part in this competition. One of them was a girl, Summer (8 years old), together with her friend Feli (9 years old), who plays the oboe. I am delighted to share the results here:

Jasmin Lian, who is only eight years old, achieved a truly extraordinary success, winning first prize in age group 1 (born between 2013 and 2015) (95 out of 100 points). The six-hand piano trio Jasmin Lian (8 years old), Hongduo Gao (8 years old) and Summer Li (8 years old) won second prize in age group 1 with 94 out of 100 points.

Felicitas Breimesser (9 years old), oboe, also won second prize in AG 1 with her piano partner Summer Li (8 years old) with 94 out of 100 points. Third prize in AG 1 was awarded to Hongduo Gao (8 years old) and Vivien Shao (10 years old), both piano soloists. In AG 2 (born 2010-2012), Victor Breimesser (12 years old) was awarded third prize.

A special highlight at the end:
Rouyan Zhao and Xaver Zhou (both 7 years old) received a prize for the best contemporary interpretation (four hands). Children who are not yet 8 years old are allowed to take part in the competition as "youngest participants" but do not officially receive any points. In this sense, with this prize, they certainly impressed the jury.

Our warmest congratulations on these outstanding achievements!

All results can be viewed at

Bavarian State Competition Jugend Musiziert

08.03.24 - 11.03.24 Kempten

Highest recognition, congratulations!

AG II category piano with strings, Vivien (piano) and Elias (cello), 1st prize, 23 points.

AG II category transverse flute solo, Klara Kolarikova, 1st prize, 23 points and piano accompaniment, Yuki Marchi, 1st prize, 24 points.

With this number of points (at least 23) you would have won participation in the national competition in AG III! Pure motivation!

Invitation Goldenes Blatt vom Himmelsbaum

Sunday January 28th, 2024, in the Klarakirche, Nuremberg at 5 p.m

Some of my students received an invitation to the concert: Goldenes Blatt vom Himmelsbaum. It is a great joy and enrichment for all musicians to make music in such a setting. Thanks to the event management for inviting my students.

Representing everyone here is a video of the little pianists playing six-handed (all three are only eight years old), who captivated the audience with their presentation to the standing ovations.

Jugend Musiziert 2024


This year my students achieved six first prizes. Great motivation to continue on the musical path!

Pictures in order:

Symphonic Movement in C Major

Composed by victor Breimesser at the age of 9

Because of my lecture on "child prodigies at the piano" at the FAU Nuremberg, the contact was made between my student Victor Breitmesser and Dr. Julian Tölle, conductor and academic director. Victor's score of the symphonic movement he composed (originally conceived for piano solo) inspired him so much that he decided to have this composition performed by his orchestra at FAU.
On July 17th, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., Victor's composition was performed as part of the end-of-semester concert in the auditorium of the FAU Nuremberg, Regensburger Strasse 160. The success for everyone involved was overwhelming. A film in the evening show of Bavarian television on July 21, 2023 and some newspaper reports (including the Münchner Merkur on August 9, 2023) also made Victor known outside of Nuremberg.
Great joy and encouragement for Victor, who is again participating in an international competition with a composition, this time for piano solo. My special thanks go to Dr. Julian Tölle and the FAU Orchestra, who made this event possible for Victor. Thanks!

Competition Successes

May 2023 Nationwide Carl Schröder Competition in Sondershausen

The venue is the Blauer Saal in Sondershausen Castle. Four of my students took part in this competition and were rated as very successful three times and excellent once.



Victor Breitmesser, who has already received several awards as a composer, was delighted to receive another award this year in April 2023 at the international music talent competition in Limburg an der Lahn. In age group I he scored with a sonata movement from L.v. Beethoven, as well as a prelude and fugue from WK Vol. II by J.S. Bach a 1st prize. A major incentive for Victor not only to develop further in the field of composition, but also to attach great importance to his further pianistic training. Congratulations!

Classical concert - benefit event for Syria and Turkey

with young music students

On April 29, 2023, 5:30 p.m., Augustinussaal, Augustinum Roth, Am Stadtpark 1

Piano students play classical pieces for piano and oboe under the direction of the Nuremberg music teacher Nannette Christine Goletzko.
Admission is free! Donations are requested. These go to the affected families in the earthquake regions of Turkey and Syria.
Registration at Augustinum Roth (09171/805 1815) or at the box office.
cooperation event by Augustinum Roth, Roth ist bunt and Nannette Christine Goletzko.

Victor Breitmesser (10 years)

An exceptional talent!

His symphonic movement for large orchestra was premiered in May last year as part of a composition competition. Last year in December he was awarded a certificate of honor at an international Composition competition in Vienna for his composition "A Day in Venice", composed for piano and cello.

Victor has been studying pianism with Ms. Goletzko since July 2020 and has been taking composition lessons from Professor Volker Blumenthaler since the beginning of 2022. His work "One Day in Venice" can be heard on April 29, 2023 at the Augustinum in Roth. (see announcement above) Recommended!

Two youngsters coming

Jugend Musiziert regional competition Nuremberg January 2023

Congratulations to the two young pianists Jasmin (7) and Hongduo (7) on a 1st prize, piano solo! Keep it up! I'm sure we will hear a lot more from you.

Concert Announcement

12/10/2022 7:00 p.m

Wo Kinder spielend Virtuosen werden on December 10th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., Limburg an der Lahn in the evangelical church at the train station.

In collaboration with Ms. Cornelia Blanche, organizer of the international competition MusikTalente, some of my selected students will help shape this concert.
Anna Brehm (oboe), Iva Kowalsky (piano), they received one of the coveted jury prizes in this year's competition, as well as a 10-year-old composer, Victor Breimesser, with his own works for piano will perform. At the age of 9, Victor already composed a symphony, which was premiered this year in Halle with a large orchestra. As a further highlight, Henry Shi (13) will also perform in this concert. He has won prizes in many competitions and has been a young student at the Stella Voralberger Private University of Music in Feldkrich (Austria) since winter semester 22. He presents himself with works by L.v. Beethoven, Fr. Liszt, etc. Very young pianists will also present themselves musically: Yasmin (7), Hongduo (7), as well as Vivien (8), who will play L.v. Beethoven's "Für Elise".
A warm invitation goes out to everyone who would like to spend a nice, eventful weekend in connection with this concert visit.

Done Great

Passed the entrance exam with a major in piano

My dear Henry,
I wholeheartedly and with great pleasure congratulate you on passing the entrance exam as a young student majoring in piano at the Stella Voralberger Private University of Music in Feldkirch (Austria).
From winter semester 22 you will be taught there by Prof. Adamik. It makes me very happy that our 5 years of joint work on the instrument is now bearing fruit and that you and Ms. Adamik will continue on the path we have prepared. When I visited you in November, I got to know her personally and I am happy to know that you are in good hands. She already has many projects (master classes, competitions) planned for you.
In agreement with Prof. Adamik, I will continue to accompany you musically and teach you with selected works. There is still much that we will discover together!
Once again warmest appreciation to you as a young student and to Prof. Adamik.

Also successful outside of Germany!

June 2022

Anna Brehm (oboe) and Iva Kowalski (piano) won 3rd prize at the Concorsi Internazionali Di Musica Della Val Tidone.

Great joy!

State Competition Jugend Musiziert

16th/17th July 2022 in Ingolstadt (AG. II)

With 24 points (25 points were not awarded), Klara Kolavikova (flute) and Levia Zhou (piano) won an excellent 1st prize at national level.
Such a success is the best motivation! New projects are already being planned!

From left to right: Agnes Sevenitz (flute teacher), Klara, Levia, Nannette-Christine Goletzko.


Juni/Juli 2022

My warmest congratulations go to my student DANIEL, who in June/July 2022 passed the entrance exam with a major in piano for school music studies at three music colleges.

Dear Daniel,
in my piano class as a student at the EWF, you decided you wanted to go to the music academy after all. You were so purposeful. Your wish was the MHS Mannheim, because jazz is also offered there as a subject. You passed there too. I'm so happy for your success.
You composed a song for your family, your friends and also for me as a thank you for the support given to you. This song, composed by you, is so beautiful that I want to publish it here on the blog.
How you play and perform is enriching!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart! <3

Lecture at the University of Education, EFW


Dear Students,

In summer semester 22 I offer you two guest lectures:
Tuesday, 05/17 09:45 - 11:15 Thomas Hieber: Copyright - traps for daily practice in music lessons
Speaker Thomas Hieber is one of the most renowned lawyers on copyright in Bavaria.

Monday, 05/23 Nannette Goletzko: Child prodigies at the piano?
Ms. Goletzko has many years of experience in supporting students for the Jugend musiziert competition and has trained numerous prize winners. It's about "child prodigies" at the piano, their requirements and training.
The lectures will take place in seminar room 1.109. Listeners are welcome.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Pfeiffer

The many awards my students have won at international and national competitions make some people ask: "How does she do it?" (List of awarded students). That's what Professor Dr. Wolfgang Pfeiffer, who invited me to give a guest lecture at his faculty on May 23, 2022, asked himself as well. Four months of preparation and a good deal of excitement on my part because I had never done anything like this before.
Looking back, it was really fun. So much positive feedback showed me that the presentation was very well received. Every participant of the lecture could take "something" for themselves.

Professor Pfeiffer and I at the check-up. It was also broadcasted online.

A heartfelt thank you also to the students in my piano class for their cooperation and active support: Daniel, Maike and Constance.


Competition 2022 (

On the search for new challenges I found this competition on the internet. Participated for the first time and our two duos received two of the six jury awards. Incredible joy. A jury prize is awarded as a master class at Weikersheim Castle. There, the award winners are taught by selected professors, receive tips and suggestions, as well as audition opportunities. A competition that makes sense! Young people are supported artistically. Encounters and exchanges on a musical level. We are very happy, as are the teachers Mrs. Birgit Heller, Meisenburg (oboe) and Mrs. Agnes Severitz (flute). 85 international participants took part (

Concentrated work, jury MusikTalente. Jury: Peter Halmi, Dr. Adam Kalbfuss, Boris Kottmann, Ratko Delorko.

Bavarian Jugend Musiziert Competition

08.04.2022 - 11.04.2022 in Ingolstadt

From 08.04. - 11.04.2022 the bavarian competition Jugend Musiziert took place in Ingolstadt. Congratulations to Iva Kowalski (piano) and Anna Brehm (oboe, English horn, teacher Birgit Heller Meisenburg) in this competition, who won first prize with the highest possible score of 25, and were thus forwarded to the national competition of Jugend Musiziert.

Regional competition Nuremberg

02.04.2022 in Presence

On April 2nd, 2022 the regional competition Jugend Musiziert took place in Nuremberg. Congratulations to the two young musicians Levia Zhou (piano) and Klara Kolarikova (flute, teacher Agnes Sevenitz), who won first prize by participating in the state competition in age group two in mid-July in Ingolstadt.

State Examination in the Main Subject Piano


My heartiest congratulations do not go to the competition participants this time, but to four piano major students from my class at the EWF. Last year, and at the beginning of this year, four students were able to complete the state examination with the grade: "Very good" after several years of studying piano as their main subject. In addition to the grade 1, the verbal comments of the examination committee, which were full of praise for the performance, were also remarkable.

Yana E. was immediately hired for a concert because of her performance of a Bach Partita.

Many thanks to my students for their diligence and the joint positive development of the works in class. I wish you continued enjoyment of your music:
Andre Stapanov
Yana Ittner
Yana Eder
Elena Behr

~ and we'll keep in touch <3

Student concert


All Corona rules at a glance, I organized a musical afternoon with my piano students on November 28th, 21st after a two-year break. In addition to solo piano works, works for piano chamber music were performed, which were very well received. The audience also enjoyed the performance of Anna, a twelve-year-old ballet dancer, who has been part of our musical circle since she participated with Henry (piano) and Florian (harp) at the Supertalent 2019. The enthusiasm and joy, noticeable in all involved, to finally experience music again by their children, made all efforts forget to carry out this.

37th Karel-Kunc Music Competition

Bad Dürckheim

From October 8th, 2021 (opening concert) to October 11th, 2021 the nationally acclaimed music competition took place in Bad Dürckheim for the 37th time. On October 10, 21, Anna-Luise Geis (10) and Victor Breimesser (9) won a third prize in the four-handed piano category. In addition, the award winners were invited to a concert on January 16, 2022, also in Bad Dürckheim. Congratulations on your success!

58th National Competition of Jugend Musiziert

2021 (online)

Nathanael Berg (piano) and his brother Maxim took part in this year's national competition of Jugend Musiziert and scored 19 points, which means they participated with very good success. We congratulate you on this.

In this case, the letter of appreciation from Mr. Michael Radanovics, whose composition "Dance of the Moonchild" was performed at the competition, should be emphasized. There are certainly not many young people who can look forward to such personal recognition.

Congratulations on first prize

Henry's hard work was rewarded

In the final of the "xiaoyezi" online piano competition on August 30th, 2020, Henry Shi (10 years old) won a first prize in his age group of 550 participants. The signature of the pianist Lang Lang at the bottom right of the first picture.

Big Surprise for Henry in the Prizewinner Concert

Jugend musiziert 02/16/2020

In the regional competition for young musicians, the jury (chaired by Prof. Jörg Krämer) proposed Henry Shi for a special prize for excellent solo contribution due to the highest possible score of 25 points in the competition, which he was recognized as the only participant in his age group. This was presented to him on the occasion of the prizewinner concert on February 16, 2020.

Great Joy about the Results in the regional Competition of Jugend musiziert

31.1 - 2.2.2020 Nürnberg

Five of my students took part in this year's Jugend musiziert competition in the category piano solo. Here are the results:

1st image: Anna Geis, 8 years old, 1st Prize AG 1b
2nd image: Sophie Wei, 6 years old, 1st Prize AG 1a
3rd image: Henry Shi, 10 years old, 1st Prize AG 2 with forwarding to the state competition. Henry was the only one in his group of 18 participants to achieve the highest rating of 25 points.
4th image: Nathanael Berg, 13 years old, 1st Prize with forwarding to the state competition, AG 3
5th image: Hannah Trapp, 15 years old, 1st Prize with forwarding to the state competition, AG 4

The hard work of practicing was worth it. The first prizes are reward and motivation at the same time.

Notable Success


At this year's international Grotrian-Steinweg competition in Braunschweig, two of my students were awarded a second prize.

For Anna (1st picture) it was the first competition ever (a 1st prize was not awarded). A very big incentive.

For Henry (2nd picture) it was a very successful start into the year 2020 after the successful casting show Supertalent, as well as the participation in the finale of the Steinway competition in Hamburg last year. It is also a huge incentive for him to continue on this path.


Steinway Piano Competition 2019 Hamburg

Final 09.11.2019, Laeiszhalle

Henry Shi, 10 years old, was allowed to present himself to a large audience in the finale of the Steinway piano competition 2019 in Hamburg with his favorite piece of the composition Alla Turca Jazz. For him an overwhelming and an extremely positive experience.

Karel Kunc Competition


At this year's Karel-Kunc competition, held in Bad Dürckheim at the end of September, Elias Lichte, piano, and Manuel Ebert, transverse flute, won a 3rd prize in age group III.


State Competition Jugend musiziert 2019


Hannah Julia Trapp, piano, Antonia Greifenstein, oboe, AG III, 1st prize with forwarding to the federal competition.
David Dinh, piano accompaniment, AG V, 1st prize (no forwarding to the Bund, since the soloist Maxime Berg, violin, only played AG II).
Manuel Ebert, transverse flute, Elias Lichte, piano, AG IV, 2nd prize.
Iva Kowalzki, piano, Anna Brem, oboe, AG II, 2nd prize.
At the federal competition in Halle, the duo achieved an excellent 2nd prize with 23 points.


Regional Competition Jugend musiziert

Late January 2019 Nuremberg and early February Erlangen

All four participating duos, piano and oboe (2 duos), piano and violin, piano and transverse flute won a 1st prize with forwarding to the state competition in mid-April in Hof.

Hannah Julia Trapp, piano and Antonia von Greifenstein, oboe, received the Sparkassen Promotion Prize of € 400 as a special award.


Karel-Kunc Chamber Music Competition

October 2018

We wholeheartedly congratulate Raphaela Debus, violin and Jan Zhong, piano at this year's Karel-Kunc Chamber Music Competition in October 2018 for the 2nd prize. In particular, they convinced the jury with a work by Volker Blumenthaler "Fantasterei" for violin and piano. They will also perform this work again at a concert in Bad Dürckheim on January 20, 2019.


National Competition Jugend musiziert


We sincerely congratulate Calvin and Daniel Diao, who won a 3rd prize in the piano category four-handed in age group IV with 21 points at this year's federal competition in Lübeck.


Karel-Kunc-Competition 2017

Bad Dürkheim

We warmly congratulate Hannah Julia Trapp and Antonia Greifenstein on their success in this year's Karel Kunc competition. They achieved a 2nd prize in their age group II.

National Competition Jugend musiziert


Markus Philipp Schirmer, AG VI, piano solo 3rd prize.

Again we are happy about a very good competitive success


Raphaela Debus, violin, and Lukas Phan, piano, won a 1st prize in chamber music on October 3, 2016 in the national Karel-Kunc-Competition. We congratulate you on this great success!

Carl-Schroeder Competition


Hannah Julia Trapp (11, piano) was awarded with the title "outstanding" in piano accompaniment at the nationwide Carl Schroeder Competition 2016.

International Youth Competition


Markus Phillip Schirmer won a 3rd prize at the international youth competition 2016 in Essen.

Markus will perform part of his program in the prizewinners concert, which takes place on June 12th at 11:00 a.m. in the Philharmonie in Essen. He will play the Etude op. 12 in Dis minor by A. Skriabin and the Stier from the Makrokosmos by G. Crumb.

Jugend musiziert

Duo Success

Hannah Julia Trapp (11, piano) and Antonia Greifenstein (10, oboe) won a 1st prize in the regional competition Jugend musiziert in Nuremberg with forwarding to the state competition in age group II. In addition, they also received the Sparkassen Promotion Prize for special achievements because of their outstanding achievements in Duo Performances.

At the Bavarian State Competition in Regensburg, the duo also won a 1st prize in age group II.

National Bach Competition for Young Pianists

Köthen 2015

Hannah Julia Trapp won a promotional award in age group I (eight to ten years) with 21.4 points.

Markus Philipp Schirmer also won a promotional award in age group III (15 to 19 years) with 21.6 points.

Carl Bechstein Competition

Berlin 2015

Raphaela Debus, violin and Milena Müller, piano won a 3rd prize at the national Carl Bechstein competition in Berlin in October 2015.

Successes at the Federal Competition


Lukas Phan (piano) and Janis Roos (violin) received a second prize in the age group IV at the national competition Jugend musiziert. There, Milena Müller (piano) and Raphaela Debus (violin) also won 3rd prize in the 5th age group.

International 61st Grotrian-Steinweg Competition

1st prize for Markus Philipp Schirmer

Markus Philipp Schirmer had an outstanding success at this year's Grotrian-Steinweg competition in Braunschweig: he won a 1st prize in age group VI!

Cultural Promotion Award for Alexandra Zamosteanu

Cultural Promotion Award

On October 9, 2014, Alexandra Zamosteanu received the ARTS Cultural Promotion Prize from the Kultufördervereinigung Traunstein e.V.