The 42nd European Conference of EPTA ASSOCIATIONS

Please note that this event is postponed due to current events - It will now be held ONLINE on Friday 31st October (late AM) until Sunday 1st November (approx 4:00pm)

From Friday 31stOctober to 1st November 2020 EPTA Germany will host the 42nd European Conference of EPTA ASSOCIATIONS:

"Beethoven 2020: a Theme with Variations” celebrating the 250th annicversary of his birth. 

There will be four ZOOM-Meetings on the main topics of the lectures: 

 Saturday 31st October 2020
17.00: MEZ (Central European Time): Early works by Beethoven, pedagogical aspects
18.30: Beethovens Piano music: Artistic and analytic aspects 
Sunday 1st November 2020
17.00: Beethoven and his contemporaries (Czerny, Clementi …)
18.30: Beethoven‘s influence on later composers

 These discussions are open to all participants of the Conference 

15.00: AGM will be held as a ZOOM meeting 

Please send an  email to to attend 

Signing up for the Conference is only required for the different Live Elements : discussion panels and the AGM

All other videos, lectures and the Diabelli Variations are free and open to all on the website   from 24th October with the online brochure , containing Abstracts of all Lectures and Biographies of the contributors. To watch the videos, please apply for a link  to  With the participation link you can also take part in some Live-discussions. All lecturers have been asked to join one of four discussion panels according to the topic of their contribution. The ZOOM-Meetings will start with a short statement from each lecturer and after that we will open the discussion for the public.

Detailed conference programme and application form:


Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 17:00 to Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 16:00
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