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Concert Pianist

From 8th to 10th June 2023

Registration deadline :  23 April 2023

Competition rules

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

The age limit is 32.
Draw for audition times : 7th June 2023 at 4.30 pm (Absence will lead to elimination).
Qualifying auditions : 8th - 9th June 2023.
Final : 10th June 2023.
Awards ceremony : 10th June 2023 at 7.00 pm (candidates must attend in evening dress).
Audition dates and times are subject to change

Concert Pianist program


8th - 9th June 2023

Qualifying auditions *
maximum of 15 minutes

One Etude (excluding Debussy)

One movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert (which can be played again for the final audition).

A work by a French composer
from the 19th century or later.

10th June 2022

Final audition *
maximum of 45 minutes 

Competitors to present an open programme comprising a maximum of four pieces from different periods and aesthetics.

Pieces presented during the qualifying auditions may not be played again, except the classical sonata in its complete version.

*Contemporary composers accepted

Adès, Anderson, André, Bacri, Barber,  Beffa, Benjamin, Berio,  Birtwistle, Boucourechliev, Boulez, Bussoti, Cage, Campo, Carter, Castérède, Castiglioni, Chin, Copland, Crumb, Denisov, Donatoni, Dusapin, Dutilleux, Eötvös, Escaich, Fedele, Filidei, Francesconi, Fujikura, Gagneux, Gaussin, Gervasoni, Glass, Goubaïdoulina, Hersant, Höller, Holliger, Holt, Hosokawa, Jervik, Jolas, Jolivet, Kapustin, Knussen, Kröll, Kurtág, Kyburtz, Ligeti, Lindberg, Magin, Mantovani, Messiaen, Murail, Neuburger, Nicolau, Ohana, de Pablo, Pärt, Pauset,  Penderecki, Saariaho, Saunders, Sciarrino, Stockhausen, Stroppa, Suckling, Takemitsu, Vachi, Volkonski, Xenakis, Zimmerman.

The Jury

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
VANDEN EYNDEN

President - Belgium

Biography

Haruhi
HATA

Japan

Biography

Elza
KOLODIN

Poland

Biography

Ronan
O'HORA

England

Biography

Emmanuel
STROSSER

France

Biography

Prizes and Rewards

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


1st Prize

3000€ * + 8 recitals (1)

* including 500 € awarded during the concert in Maisons-Laffitte in 2024
Lourmarin
Paris (1)
Tremblay-en-France
Toulouse
Pamiers
La Rochelle
Nohant
Maisons-Laffitte

2nd Prize

1500€

3rd Prize

750€

Special Prizes

2 recitals

Lyon
La Frette sur Seine

2022 competition winners


Danylo SAÏENKO - 31 years old (Ukraine)

1st PRIZE, MAISONS-LAFFITTE CITY

Diana COOPER - 24 years old (France)

2E PRIZE

Shu UMEZAKI - 25 years old (Japan)

3E PRIZE
2022 winnersCONCERT PIANIST
1st Prize
Danylo SAÏENKO - 31 years old (Ukraine)
2ndPrize
Diana COOPER - 24 years old (France)
3rd Prize
Shu UMEZAKI - 25 years old (Japan)
SPECIAL PRIZES
Nohant, Festival Chopin hors les murs
Danylo SAÏENKO (Ukraine)
Association Chopin Lyon
Danylo SAÏENKO (Ukraine)

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: 20€/day - 25€/final - 45 € for the whole competition.
Venue: Ancienne Église – Place de la vieille église – 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.