The pianist Anne Queffélec © Kourtney Roy
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.
The winners of the 2018 competition
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.
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.
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.
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