Concert Pianist

From 6th to 8th 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*.

The age limit is 32.
Draw for audition times : 5 th of June at 4:30 pm (Absence will lead to elimination).
Qualifying auditions : 6th and 7th June 2024
Final :8th June 2024
Awards ceremony : 8th of June 2024 at 7 :00 pm (candidates must attend in evening dress).
Audition dates and times are subject to change

Concert Pianist program


6th and 7th June 2024

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.

8th June 2024

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, Sancan,  Saunders, Sciarrino, Silvestrov,  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.

Roger
MURARO

France

Biography

Elza
KOLODIN

Germany

Biography

Florent
BOFFARD

France

Biography

Markus
SCHIRMER

Austrian

Biography

Momo
KODAMA

Japan

Biography

Prizes and Rewards

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


1st Prize

3500€ * + 7 recitals (1)

* including 500 € awarded during the concert in Maisons-Laffitte in 2025
Paris: by Liszt Institute (1) and Adrienne Eva BURANYI, Cultural Affairs
Tremblay-en-France, by the city
- Lourmarin by Max MICHELARD*
Pamiers, by PRO MUSICA and Danièle Caumeil, President
Nohant by Chopin Festival and Yves Henry, President
La Rochelle, by MUZIKA and Aurélie GLIKOS-MILIN, Presidente
Maisons-Laffitte opening concert of the 2025 Competition

* one stay of 1 to 4 weeks at the Lourmarin castle with a grant of €350 per week

A DIPLOMA

2nd Prize

1500€ + DIPLOMA

3rd Prize

750€ + DIPLOMA

Special Prizes

2 recitals

 Lyon by F. Chopin Association and Elisabeth LEGO, President
La Frette-sur-Seine, Festival les Spiriades (1) by Stephane SPIRA, President.

2023 competition winners


Dmytro SEMYKRAS

1st PRIZE

Anna OJIRO

2E PRIZE

Tomasz ZAJAC

3E PRIZE
2023 winnersCONCERT PIANIST
1st Prize
Dmytro SEMYKRAS (Ukraine)
2ndPrize
Anna OJIRO (Japan)
3rd Prize
Tomasz ZAJAC (Poland)
SPECIAL PRIZES
Les "Spiriades"
Takehira KAMOGAWA (Japan)
Association Frédéric Chopin (Lyon)
Dmytro SEMYKRAS (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.

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.