from the 8th to the 15th of june 2019 in Maisons Laffitte (78)

21st International piano competition
near Paris France

Since 20 years I Almost 3000 candidates I More than 60 nationalities.


The pianist Anne Queffélec © Kourtney Roy

Anne Queffélec

Honorary President
(…) This is more than just a “competitive” event. The Competition
presents a rare educational and artistic opportunity of great value.
Young musicians, participating across a breadth of levels rarely seen
in competitions, from “Beginner” to “Concert Pianist”, have the opportunity to perform, to be artistically engaged.(…).

In our virtual world, with its glittering allure
of effortless accessibility, mastery of an instrument
like the piano lies in perseverance, reflection and the search
for perfection and beauty, so vital to us all.

Members of the jury are expert pianists
with an outstanding musical reputation

Member of the Jury are chosen by Anne QUEFFELEC.
Their reputation, competence and integrity contribute to maintaining the excellence of this competition.

Kun-Woo PAIK

Kun-Woo PAIK

President of the Jury "Concert Pianist" - 2018


President of the Jury "Concert Pianist" - 2017
Pascal ROGE

Pascal ROGE

President of the Jury "Concert Pianist" - 2016

Write us : Opus Yvelines – BP 70003 – 78600 Maisons-Laffitte

Opus Yvelines

An international competition
organized by passionate volunteers
of the Opus Yvelines association

Opus Yvelines was created as a 1901 French law association at the instigation of René Girard and his daughter Christine and Anne Queffélec is its Honorary President.

In an exceptional environment
Maisons-Laffitte near Paris

Malesherbes theater

For the auditions and the final

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Château of Maisons-Laffitte

For the "Concert pianist" awards ceremony

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The winners of the 2019 competition

1st Prize Ville de Maisons-Laffitte
Alexander Sonderegger (Russie) 28 years old

First Prize
Jungmin HA

SAINT-SAENS : Etude opus 52 N°6 « En Forme de Valse »


First Prize
Charlotte Giraudeau

HAYDN : Sonate pour piano N°31, Hob XVI-46, 1er mouvement


First Prize
Amateur Concert Pianist
Sofia Tiar

Etude Tableau N°33


Competition news



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palmares 2018

The winner Aleksandr Kliuchko

The jury of the Competition, chaired by Kun Woo Paik, unanimously awarded the Grand Prix of the Municipality of Maisons Lafitte to Aleksandr Kliuchko (centre), the second prize to Marcel Tadokoro (right) and the third prize to Julie Alcaraz (left). Aleksandr Kliuchko also won the Karoly Mocsari prize (concert with orchestra in Budapest). A superb selection of laureates.

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2018 competition

Anne Queffélec :
a lesson in piano playing

Anne Queffélec, Honorary President of the Competition, gave a recital during the jury’s deliberations for the Concert Pianist level : a kaleidoscope of nuances and colors with a fabulous piano touch were a lesson for the candidates present and a delight for the audience.

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2018 competition

Musical Education

As is the case every year, musical education held a significant place this year. Pupils were invited to listen to the auditions and exchange with the pianists. For the 20th anniversary the following schools were in attendance : Prieuré, Colbert, Ledreux and Mansart. A big thank you to the music teachers.

Thu 29 Nov - L'institut Français du royaume-uni - London

Célimène Daudet

Les Salons en Musique,
a new series of chamber music.

Performer: Célimène Daudet, piano

Pianist Célimène Daudet is a product of two cultures, French and Haitian. Her playing has been described as “seductive, delicate and full of burning lyricism”. 

Program:Franz Liszt, Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (extract from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses) Claude Debussy, 12 préludes (livre II)

Tickets: £15, members £13, students £5

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