The PIANALE Piano Festival was known as "Schlosskonzerte Osthessen" until 2020. In close cooperation with the city of Fulda the concert series takes place in the most beautiful castles in and around Fulda and aims to bring all visitors closer to the historic castles and premises of the region in addition to the concert enjoyment.
The aim of the concert series is to create a podium for international young pianists and to open some doors that have remained closed to the public until now. In a unique ambience, the PIANALE Piano Festival introduces the public to the new generation of highly talented musicians who are at the beginning of a promising career. In addition to talents of the new generation, professors and soloists with international renown shape the Piano Festival.
All musicians are participating at PIANALE International Academy & Competition. Each concert presents several young artists from around the world to the audience. After 7 concert events the young pianists qualify themselves for a semi-final and final concert. During the grand final concert, the audience votes for its favorite candidate.