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Excellence program

Maisons-Laffitte from 8th to 9th june 2020

Competition rules

The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities.
Pieces must be played from memory excepted for contemporary works. *

Auditions: 8th - 9th June 2020.
Prize-giving: 9th June 2020 (or 8th June at night)
at the end of the auditions.
Dates and time schedules subject to change

  • Concours de piano 2019-Excellence
  • Concours de piano 2019-Excellence
  • Concours de piano 2019-Excellence

Excellence program


PJungmin HA
1st Prize Excellence
SAINT-SAENS : Etude opus 52 N°6 « En Forme de Valse »

Competitors present a programme
lasting a maximum of 20 minutes
comprising of 3 or 4 pieces:

One "étude"

To be chosen: a baroque or classical work (without repeats).

A romantic and/or modern and/or contemporary work.*

Competitors who exceed the timing will be interrupted by the jury.

* Contemporary composers accepted

Thomas Ades, Nicolas Bacri, Karol Beffa, George Benjamin, Luciano Berio, Harrison Birtwistle, Pierre Boulez, Unsuk Chin, Elliott Carter, George Crumb, Edison Denisov, Franco Donatoni, Henri Dutilleux, Peter Eötvös, Thierry Escaich, Ivan Fedele, Dai Fujikura, Renaud Gagneux, Alain Gaussin, Nikolaï Kapustin, György Kurtág, Philippe Hersant, Heinz Holliger, György Ligeti, Magnus Lindberg, Bruno Mantovani, Olivier Messiaen, Tristan Murail, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Maurice Ohana, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Marco Stroppa, Toru Takemitsu, Iannis Xenakis.

The jury 2020

Members of the jury are expert pianists with an outstanding musical reputation. They are chosen by Anne QUEFFELEC.
Their reputation, competence and integrity contribute to maintaining the excellence of this competition.

Jean-Claude
HENRIOT

France

Biography

Claire
LAPLACE

France

Biography

Michèle
MAZZONE ESCOUBOUE

France

Biography

Emmanuel
MERCIER

France

Biography

Károly
MOCSÁRI

Hungary

Biography

Winners of the 2019 competition


2019 winnersExcellence
1st Prize
Jungmin HA (Corée du Sud)
2nd Prize
Elian RAMAMONJISOA (France)
3rd Prize
Kuan Che HUANG (Taïwan)
SPECIAL PRIZES
Young talent
Clara WILNER (France)
Young talent
Zsofi Kamilla PERSANYI (Hongrie)
Escaich - Double playing
Julia SPINOSI-GUIGUEN (France)

Prizes and Rewards

(1) Travel and accommodation costs to be borne by the winner.


1st Prize

700€ + 2 recitals (1)
A recital The American Church of Paris
A recital The Cercle Suedois of Paris

2nd Prize

400€

3rd Prize

200€

Special prizes

Diploma rewarding the exceptional performance of a work

Attend auditions

Auditions are open to the public.
The public is allowed to enter and leave between performances.
Silence is required during each audition.

Price: 15€/day - 20€/final - 35 € for the whole competition.
Venue: Salle Malesherbes – Place du Château – 78600 Maisons-Laffitte – Acces map below.
Information/reservations:
Maisons-Laffitte Tourist Office +33 1 39 62 63 64
online www.concoursdepiano.com or at the entrance.