Broumov key

14–16 May 2021

11th year of an international competition for young pianists

Česky     Polski

Jury of the Broumov Key in 2020


One-round international competition for pianists up to 17 years of age. 
The competition is going to take place in the Broumov
Monastery (Klášterní 1, 550 01 Broumov, Czech Rep.). 


For inclusion in the category decides the age of the participant at the day of the competition




Time limit


1. category      

Till 11 years   

5-10 min.     

15th May 2021 

2. category

12-13 years

10-15 min.

15th May 2021

3. category

14-15 years

15-20 min.

16th May 2021

4. category

16-17 years

20-25 min.

14th May 2021


Repertoire of the competition:

At least 1 piano piece from the Baroque or Classical Era, at least 1 piano piece from the Romantic Era or a piano piece composed after 1900.


Cash prizes of 33 000 CZK in total for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place of given categories. Concert Performances for selected Laureates:

- at the Festival Za poklady Broumovska 
- at the Laureates' Gala Concert in Prague, Rudolfinum 2021
- Concert with Symphony Orchestra of Mariánské lázně - in the frame of their season



Deadline for applications: 3rd May 2021

Registration Fee:

until 23rd April 2021 - 990 CZK
until 3rd May 2021 - 1290 CZK

You can pay the registration fee after arrival or before arrival via this account:
IBAN: CZ 69 0600 0000 0002 0427 1558


MgA. Ivo Kahánek, Ph.D. (CZ) Concert pianist, Artistic leader of the Broumov Key Competition, pedagogue at the Prague Conservatory
Mgr. Jan Simon (CZ)

Concert pianist, Intendant of the Akademie klasické hudby and Dvořák Prague Festival

MgA. David Mareček Ph.D (CZ)

Executive Director of the Czech Philharmonic, pedagogue of the Brno Conservatoire

MgA. Milan Langer (CZ)

Concert pianist and head of the Piano Department of the Prague Conservatoire 

Doc. MgA. Eliška Novotná 
Concert pianist, pedagogue of the University Of Ostrava


Security Precautions COVID 19

During the competition, we pay attention to the maximum possible observance of hygienic measures. Respirators will be required in all areas (except for the performance itself), rooms will be regularly disinfected, ventilated. Instruments will be regularly disinfected. Disinfection will be available everywhere in the common areas.

Conditions for performers and their accompaniment:

Competitors will be allowed to perform under following conditions: all competitors and their accompaniment (parents, teachers) must prove by the registration with a negative antigen test not older than 3 days, or proof of vaccination (complete vaccination), or a medician certificate of Covid disease-19. All confirmations must be in written form.

Results of the Broumov Key 2020: HERE


Technical and administrative inquiries:

Tereza Kramplová -

Phone number: +420 731 481 309


Questions about repertoire list:

MgA. Ivo Kahánek Ph. D., The director of the Broumov Key

Tel: +420 602 708 949


Place of the competition:

Educational and cultural centre Broumov Monastery

Klášterní 1,

550 01 Broumov, Czech republic