Amateur Concert Pianist

Maisons-Laffitte on 4th of June 2024

Registration deadline : APRIL 19, 2024

Competition rules

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

For non-professional pianists* at concert pianist level.
*Competitors must provide proof of amateur status.
The minimum age is 25.


Auditions will take place on Tuesday 4th June 2023.
Prizes will be awarded at the end of the auditions.
Audition dates and times are subject to change.


Program


Competitors present an open programme
lasting a maximum of 20 minutes.

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

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.

Julien
KURTZ

France

Biography

Aude-Liesse
MICHEL

France

Biography

Gaspard
DEHAENE

France

Biography

Célia Oneto
BENSAID

France

Biography

Thuy Anh
VUONG

France

Biography

Emmanuel
MERCIER

France

Biography

Prizes and Rewards

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


1st Prize

One Recital : Paris, Saint-Merry church on 2d March 2025
+ A chamber music course, Budapest, Franco-Hungary Association by Isabelle Oehmichen

2nd & 3rd Prize

A diploma

Special Prize Amateurs Virtuoses

Recital : Paris Les Amateurs virtuoses. Free recital in 2025 by Julien Kurtz
+ Two master classes: Les Amateurs Virtuoses

Winners of the 2023 competition


1st Prize

Sho YAMASAKI

2nd Prize

Victor AMOUREUX

3rd Prize

Thierry GOLDWASER

2023 WINNERSAMATEURS CONCERT PiANIST
1st Prize
Sho YAMASAKI (Japan)
2nd Prize
Victor AMOUREUX (France)
3rd Prize
Thierry GOLDWASER (France)
SPECIAL PRIZES
Rameau
Thierry GOLDWASSER (France)
Mozart
Claire MESSNER-BERNARD (France)
Les amateurs virtuoses
Vera-Lise IHM (Germany) ; Toshiki ERI (Japan) ; Julien LOMBARDO (France)

Attend auditions

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

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.