Maria Eydman

All prize winners
First Prize
Nationality: German
Instrument: Piano
Date of birth 2005/02/25

Maria was born in Moscow in 2005, and in 2009 she moved with her parents to Germany. She started her piano lessons at the age of six and a half, and only six months later, Maria won her first competition.

Since then, she has won prizes at numerous international piano competitions for young pianists, including “National Bach Competition for Young Pianists” in Köthen, “Small Schumann Competition” in Zwickau, “1st Young Piano Stars” in Königs-Wusterhausen and International Piano Competition “Grotrian-Steinweg” in Braunschweig. She was invited to her first solo piano recital at the age of ten. Since then she has given several recitals and concerts for piano with orchestras on various stages.

Maria is a student at the Musikgymnasium Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, which is a Berlin-based school for young talented aspiring musicians located. She is also a young student at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin where she studies with Prof. Eldar Nebolsin.

Her competition successes of the last years include:

  • 2021 – 1st Prize and Gold Medal at the Gina Bachauer Young Artists International Piano Competition 2021.
  • 2020 – 1st Prize and EMCY Prize at the 17th Ettlingen Int’l Piano Competition in Germany; (official competition-video)
  • 2020 – 1st Prize at the XIV Campillos International Piano Competition
  • In 2020, Maria passed two preliminary rounds for the Gina Bachauer Young Artists Competition 2020 as the only one from Germany and the EU. Due to the pandemic it was postponed for one year. Now Maria, as one of the 27 candidates, will perform at the next rounds of the competition in June 2021 in Salt Lake City;
  • 2019 – 1st prize and a special prize for Best Bartók Interpretation (in an older age group of 16-18 years) at the 6th International Béla Bartók Piano Competition in Austria;
  • 2019 – 1st prize at the International Aloin Baltic Competition in Latvia;
  • 2019 – 1st prize at the International Anton Rubinstein Competition for young pianists in Germany;
  • 2019 – Finalist at the Aarhus International Piano Competition in Denmark;
  • 2018 – 2nd prize at the 8th International Chopin Piano Competition in Hungary;
  • 2018 – 1st prize at the 7th Dussmann Music Competition in Germany.

Maria has participated in various music festivals and masterclasses with distinguished professors, including Dmitry Bashkirov, Angela Hewitt, Tatiana Zelikman, Zhu Xiao-Mei, Graham Scott, Juan Lago, Milana Chernyavska, Markus Schirmer, Nikolai Demidenko, Igor Tchetuev and others.

If you are interested in working with Maria, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



J.S. Bach, Inventions & Sinfonias for the Piano
J.S. Bach, French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
J.S. Bach, French Suite No.5 in G major, BWV 816
J.S. Bach, Partita in B-flat major, BWV 825
J.S. Bach, WTK Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 866
J.S. Bach, WTK Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp major, BWV 848
J.S. Bach, WTK Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 874
B. Bartok, Romanian Dance no. 1 Op. 8a
B. Bartok, Piano Sonata 1926, BB 88, Sz. 80
L. v. Beethoven, 6 Bagatelles, Op.126
L. v. Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 7 D major op. 10 no. 3.
L. v. Beethoven, Piano sonata no. 6 in F Major op. 10 no. 2
L. v. Beethoven, Piano sonata no. 18 in E-flat Major op. 31 no. 3
F. Chopin, Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
F. Chopin, Waltz No. 14 in E Minor, Op. Posth.
F. Сhopin, Impromptu No. 1 in a-flat major op. 29
F. Chopin, Trois nouvelles Etudes, B.130
F. Сhopin, Etudes Op 10 no. 12, “Revolutionary Etude”
F. Сhopin, Etudes Op. 10 no.8
F. Сhopin, Etudes Op. 10 no.5, “Black keys”
F. Chopin, Berceuse Op 57
F. Chopin, Fantasy Impromptu in C Sharp Minor Op.66
F. Chopin, Nocturne in B-Flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1.
F. Chopin, Mazurka in F minor, Op 63 No 2
F. Chopin, Variations Brillantes Op. 12 in B-flat Major
F. Chopin, Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1
F. Chopin, Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 22
M. Glinka-M. Balakirev, The Lark (die Lerche) Transcription on ‘The Lark’ by Glinka for Piano
J. Haydn. Piano Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI: 23
J. Haydn. Piano Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI: 49
J. Haydn. Piano Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI: 50
L. Liebermann, Three Impromptus for Piano Op.68
G. Ligeti, Automne à Varsovie (Etudes pour Piano I)
F. Liszt, Un Sospiro in D- Flat major from three concert etudes
F. Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 In C-sharp Minor
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdi, Rondo Capriccioso op.14
W. A. Mozart. Rondo D major K. 485
C. Nielsen, Humoreske-bagateller, Op.11
S. Prokofiev, Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op.14
S. Rachmaninov, Étude-Tableau op. 23 no. 5 in e flat minor
S. Rachmaninov, Etudes tableau op.39 no 2 in A Minor: Lento Assai
S. Rachmaninov, Etudes tableau op.39no 3 In F-sharp Minor: Allegro molto
S. Rachmaninov, Etudes tableau op.39no 6 in A Minor: Allegro “Little Red Riding Hood”
S. Rachmaninov, Etudes tableau op.39no 8 in in D Minor: Allegro moderato
S. Rachmaninov, Etudes tableau op.39no 9 in in D major: Allegro moderato
M. Ravel, La Valse
M. Ravel, Jeux d’eau
D. Scarlatti, Sonata in D minor, K.1, L. 366
A. Scriabin, some Preludes op. 11
A. Scriabin, Piano Sonata No.2, Op.19 in G-sharp minor in 2 movements: I. Andante II. Presto
D. Shostakovich, The Age of Gold – Ballet Suite, Op.22a – 3. Polka
R. Schumann, some pies from „Album für die Jugend“ op. 68
R. Schumann, Kinderszenen op.15

Chamber music

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Piano Trio No.1, Op.49
S. Prokofiev, Sonata for Piano and Violin no. 2 in D Major, op. 94a
N. Rota, Improvviso “Un diavolo sentimentale” for Violin and Piano
R. Schubert, Sonata (Sonatina) for Piano and Violin in A minor D385
R. Schubert, Sonata (Sonatina) for Piano and Violin D major op. 137
K. Weil, Canon Song

With orchestra

L. v. Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37
E. Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
F. Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings in D minor, MWV O4
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
W. A. Mozart, Klavierkonzert in A-Dur, KV 414


Bachauer Competition Young Artist Final Round 2021 (starts at 01h:54min)
Ettlingen Int'l Piano Competition 2020 (starts at 01h:13min)

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