From May 31 to June 7, 2025
Maisons Laffitte (near Paris)

26th International
piano competition of Ile-de-France

Over 25 years I More than 3800 applicants I Over 70 nationalities | Address Old Church of Maisons-Laffitte

The pianist Anne Queffélec © Caroline DOUTRE

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.



President of the Jury "Concert Pianist" - 2023

Abdel Rahman EL BACHA

Roger Murano


President of the Jury "Concert Pianist" 2024

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.

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

In an exceptional environment
Maisons-Laffitte near Paris

Old Church of Maisons-Laffitte

Address: Ancienne Église, 23 rue de la Vieille Église - 78600 Maisons-Laffitte

Acces map

The Winners of the 2024 Competition

1st Prize
Concert Pianist



2nd Prize
Concert Pianist



3rd Prize
Concert Pianist



1st Prize

Leo Hoang


1st Prize

Oliver HAK


1st Prize
Amateur Concert Pianist



Competition News

La Frette-sur-Seine, France - June 30, 2024

Takehira KAMOGAWA, Piano Recital

Takehira KAMOGAWA won the special prize «Spiriades» of the International Competition of Île-de-France 2023.  He arrives especially from Japan with his beautiful sensitivity to kick off the 11th edition of the Spiriades. Takehira occurred in the church Saint-Nicolas de la Frette sur Seine. 


  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatic fantasy and fugue in D minor, BWV 903
  • Claude Debussy: Images, second booklet:
    - Bells through the leaves
    - And the moon descends on the temple that was
    - Goldfish
  • Alban Berg: Piano Sonata in B minor Op.1
  • Alexandre Scriabine: Sonata for piano n°4 in F sharp major Op.30
  • Johannes Brahms: Variations on an original theme in D major Op 21-1
  • Franz Liszt: Reminiscences of "Don Juan" S.418 R.228


MAISONS-LAFFITTE, France - June 8, 2024

Opus Yvelines receives the Medal of the City of Maisons-Laffitte

The association Opus Yvelines, in the person of its president, is particularly honoured to receive from Jacques Myard the medal of the city of Maisons-Laffite, in recognition of its activity to promote culture and music for more than 25 years. The event took place on June 8, 2024 during the Concert Diploma Category awards ceremony, in the presence of a large audience of personalities, sponsors, spectators and musicians. 


Registrations will close at the latest on April 19th, 2024

The Ile-de-France International Piano Competition is fast approaching…

Please don't forget to register yourself or your students at the latest on April 19th, 2024!

The number of places being limited, registration may close earlier in case the number of applications is too high.
We’ve been contacted by several candidates in the Concert Pianist category regarding the requested recommendation letter, and we wish to clarify here that this letter has to be issued by a recognized person (teacher, artist…) and does not have to be in handwritten form.

 Clic here to register on our website


Saint-Merry Church, 76 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris

Sunday March 3rd 2024, 4 p.m - Sho YAMASAKI, piano

Sho Yamasaki, lauréat du 24ème Concours de piano d'Ile de France, dans la catégorie Pianiste Concert Amateur


  • Alexandre Scriabine : Deux Poèmes, Op. 32 - Poème n°1 : Andante cantabile
  • Gabriel Fauré : Nocturne n°6, op. 63
  • Frédéric Chopin : Fantaisie, Op. 49
  • Félix Mendelssohn : Fantaisie, Op. 28 : « Sonate écossaise »
  • Ludwig van Beethoven : Sonate pour piano n° 28, op. 101



In partnership with the Association F.Chopin in Lyon

Saturday 20th January 2024 at 8:00 pm in the Temple Lanterne, Lyon

Danylo Saienko , Winner 2022

Program :

  • Scarlatti : sonatas K9 et K 175

  • Haydn : sonata in C minor Hob XVI : 48

  • Beethoven : sonata n° 30 opus 110

  • Chopin : Barcarolle opus 60 and Polonaise-fantaisie opus 61

  • Kosenko : sonata n°2 opus 14

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Saturday December 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm


Dmytro Semykras was born in Sumy, Ukraine in 2001. He began studying piano at the age of 5 with Natalya Hubicheva. From 2011 to 2020, he was a student at Sumy High school of art and Culture. Over the years, he perfected his art and worked tirelessly to refine his technique, notably with teachers D.S. Bortniansky and Svitlana Morozova. From 2021, he continues his teaching in Austria at the Kunstuniversität in Graz, in the class of Milana Chernyavska.

Dmytro has performed as a soloist at international festivals in Kaunas, Lviv, Palma de Mallorca and Stockholm. He participates in international competitions and has won prizes on numerous occasions. He is notably laureate of the Volodymyr Horowitz International Competition for Young Pianists (Ukraine, 2011, 2016, 2019 – 6th, 3rd and 2nd prize), of the Krainev International Competition for Young Pianists (Ukraine, 2021 – 1st prize) and the International Competition “Mercy, Maestro!” (Belgium, 2021 – 2nd prize).

In 2023, he won 1st prize in the Ile-de-France International Piano Competition.

Program :

Part 1

J.Brahms :3 Intermezzi op.117

A.Scriabin : Preludes op.16

S.Prokofiev : sonata op.14 no.2

2e  Partie 

S.Prokofiev : sonata op.103 no.9

D.Shostakovich : preludes and fugues op.87 :D Major and e minor

M.Ravel : Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs

Concert organized by OPUS YVELINES and KAWAI FRANCE

Saturday November 25, 2023 at 7 : 30 pm


11 place de la Bataille de Stalingrad, 75010 Paris (metro Stalingrad)

Alicia NIU (16 years old)

KAWAI France and SHIGERU KAWAI, major partner of the Competition, will
welcome the 16-years-old pianist Alicia NIU, Winner of the 2023 Excellence
Category, to its showroom on Saturday November 25, 2023 for a one-hour

Free entrance
Program :

  • J.S. Bach : Prelude and Fugue in E Major BWV 854 (book 1)
  • Schumann : Abegg Variations opus 1
  • Liszt : Au Bord d’une Source S 160
  • Debussy : Reflets dans l’Eau (Images, book 1)
  • Ravel : Jeux d’Eau
  • Schubert : impromptu opus 142 n°3
  • Liszt : St-Francis of Paola walking on the Water (Legend n°2)



Sunday October 8, 2023: Dmytro SEMYKRAS

Faithful to its commitment to young artists, Pro Musica invites each year the 1st prize of the Ile de France international piano competition of which it has been a partner for seven years.

The members of the jury, chosen by Anne QUEFFELEC, contribute through their reputation, their competence and their integrity to maintaining the level of excellence of the competition Chaired by Jean-Claude VANDEN EYDEN, regularly called as a member of the jury of the International Queen Elisabeth Competition, as well as than in other international competitions, and Honorary President of the Chopin Foundation, the jury crowned, on June 10, 2023, this 22-year-old Ukrainian pianist who largely dominated the competition whose candidates were, according to the jury, of a very high level. This year, Dmytro SEMYKRAS is the winner of the 24th Ile de France international piano competition

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International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France

Opening concert. By Danylo SAIENKO (winner 2022) Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 8:30 pm

Ancienne église of Maisons-Laffitte

J.S.Bach: prelude and fugue in G minor BWV 861
Mozart: sonata in B flat Major KV 570
C. Franck: prelude, choral and fugue
Friedman: 2 études Opus 63 No. 1 and 10
Friedman: preludes Opus 80 No 2 and 3
Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit

Price: €20 Reservation at the tourist office: 01 39 62 63 64 or on:

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Damien LEMONNIER, piano, in partnership with Saint-Merry Church, March 5, 2023, Paris.

Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Free entrance – Free participation
Damien Lemonnier, Winner of the Île-de-France Piano Competition, Adult
Concert Pianist category, will present his recital: “From Franz to
Frédéric…” Works by Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt and Frédéric Chopin
Saint-Merry Church 78 rue Saint-Martin 75004 Paris

International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France

Danylo Saienko - Piano Social Center of Soupetard, March 10, 2023, Toulouse.

Rate B

Concert - In partnership with the Île-de-France International Piano Competition (Maisons-Laffitte)

Centre social de Soupetard 12 Rue Charles Garnier, 31500 Toulouse,

Pianist Danylo Saienko, originally from Ukraine, a rising piano star, has won many awards in the international compétitions.

He won the 1rst Prize in 2022 in the international Piano Competition of Ile de France.


International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France

Piano Recital Sunday, February 12 at 5:30pm

International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France

Kawaï, new partner of the Competition

A magnificent Shigeru Kawaï piano will await the candidates of the next Competition, allowing them to deploy their talents to the full. We are pleased to announce that Carine Daniau-Sinigaglia has confirmed the signature of this very attractive partnership with the Competition, and thanks Anne Queffélec, Honorary President, and Christine Girard, Artistic Director, for setting up this artistic collaboration. #kawaifranceofficial #kawaifrance #shigerukawai #shigerukawaipiano #annequeffelec #concoursinternational

International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France

The Lourmarin Laurent-Vibert Foundation will host the Winner of the Concert Pianist Category

The Lourmarin Laurent-Vibert Foundation will host the Winner of the Concert Pianist Category 2023 in its artists residency for a period of one to four weeks with a grant of €380 per week. Then, He (she) will be invited to perform a recital in 2024 as part of his Summer Music's festival. Thanks to Max MICHELARD for this wonderful partnership. Registration is open on the competition website :


International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France

Piano Recital Friday 10th March 2023 - 7.30 pm

Piano Recital Friday
10th March 2023 - 7.30 pm
The British School of Paris
1, rue de l'Ecluse - 78200 Croissy-sur-Seie
(Doors open from 7pm)

20-years-old Alaa Ouaghlani, winner of the International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France 2022, SUperior Level, will play works by J.S Bach, Beethoven, Chopi, Rachmaninov and Raval.


International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France

Olivier BERGER, new President of the International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France

Olivier BERGER, 57 years old, is an experienced music lover and amateur pianist. He has taken over the management of OPUS YVELINES, the association that has been organising the International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France for the past 23 years, in the exceptional setting of the Parc de Maisons-Laffitte (78).
Under the Honorary Presidency of          Anne QUEFFELEC, the Competition welcomes every year 250 pianists of more than thirty nationalities. Alongside the candidates for the prestigious "CONCERT PIANIST DIPLOMA", future international concert artists, pianists of all levels can participate throughout the week in dedicated competition sessions.
The next edition of the Competition will be held from 3 to 10 June 2023 in the concert hall of the Ancienne Église de     Maisons-Laffitte, renowned for its excellent acoustics.

For more information, please visit our website:

Saturday 10th December 2022 - 7 p.m.

Danylo Saïenko Concert
Winner of the International Piano Competition of Ile de France


Salle Molière - 3rd December 2022 in Lyon - 8 p.m.

Hyndji Kim
F. Chopin Association in Lyon

Hyunji KIM

2rd Prize of the Ile-de-france International Piano Competition 


4 Mazurkas, opus 24
Nocturne en mi majeur, opus 62,
number 2
Barcarolle en fa dièse majeur,
opus 60

12 Etudes, opus 25


Congratulations to Diana COOPER, 2d Prize 2022 who won the first Prize of the Halina Czerny-stefanska piano Competition! (Poland)



Along with the Alink-Argerich Foundation of which it is a member, the International Piano Competition of Ile de France condemns the war against the Ukrainian people.
For 22 years, the competition has welcomed, every year, more than 200 candidates from all over the world, without any discrimination regarding nationality, gender or religion, but with the firm belief that music is a universal language and a vehicle for peace.
The Competition Committee expresses its warmest and most supportive thoughts to the Ukrainian musicians who are enduring this tragedy. As a sign of solidarity, candidates of Ukrainian nationality will be exempted from the registration fee for the June 2023 session.
May music connect people in a universal community centred on beauty.
International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France

Call for applications 2023

The 24rd International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France will be held from 3 to 10 June 2023 in Maisons-Laffitte (Yvelines - France). This prestigious yearly event welcomes 240 candidates from the world's leading music schools. Anne Queffélec, Honorary President, the town of Maisons-Laffitte and numerous partnerships support the Opus Yvelines association, organiser of the competition.

Registration deadline: 23 April 2023.


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