Frank Reich

Former President of the European Youth Music Competition Alliance
Administrative Director of Germany Ettlingen International Piano Competition Organizing Committee


Frank Reich studied piano at Universities of Music in Karlsruhe and Cologne (Germany) and with Helena Sá e Costa in Oporto (Portugal). He has won various national and international prizes, including the first prize at “Jugendmusiziert”, the German national competition for young musicians. Since 1994 he has been the head of the keyboard department at the “Badisches Konservatorium Karlsruhe” where he teaches piano and chamber music. Since 2011 he works as a fulltime Professor at Suwon University, Seoul, South Korea. He taught master classes and worked as jury member in Europe and Asia (China, Rep. Korea, Thailand, Vietnam). Through 2002-2012 he has been Vice President and President of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY), a network of more than 60 national and international competitions. Since 1990 he has been Organization Director of the “Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists”, one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind worldwide.