The 14th International piano competition of Orléans has been postponed from October 28th to 31st 2020, at the “Salle de l’Institut ” and Theater of Orléans.
14th Competition presentation video introduced by Isabella Vasilotta, Artistic director of the competition (video from February 2020):
Dedicated to the contemporary repertoire, the 14th competition was open to pianists of all nationalities, born from January 1st, 1984.
For this edition it is made up of three rounds: one online round and two rounds in Orléans.
As each edition, a mandatory piano piece is commissioned to a worldwide renowned composer in order to enrich the contemporary repertoire. For this edition, the competition commissioned a piano piece to the French composer Pascal Dusapin: Piano Works, pièce n°3, Black Letters.
First round, online / Announcement of the results on September 16th 2020
Semi-final recital, on Wednesday, October 28th 2020
Final round, on Thursday, October 29th 2020, at 8pm, Théâtre d’Orléans (Final round organised without audience, following the last governement announcements / Live streaming on YouTube and Facebook)
For the 14th Edition, the Jury was composed of 7 personalities:
Jury president, Reinhold Friedl (Germany)
Noriko Baba, Composer (Japan)
Bruce Brubaker, Pianist (United-State)
Mikhail Dubov, Pianist (Russia)
Mei Yi Foo, Pianist (Malaysia/Britain)
Nicolas Hodges, Pianist (Britain)
Vanessa Wagner, Pianist (France)
Find here the Prize list of the Competition
Title : Piano Works : n°3 – “Black Letters”
Composer : Pascal Dusapin
For the 2020 edition, a piece has been co-commissioned by the Competition and the Musée du Louvre to the French composer, Pascal Dusapin (Editions Salabert – Universal Music Publishing Classical) as part of the Soulages exhibition at the Musée du Louvre.
The score has been sent free of charge to all the registered candidates.
October 29th 2020 at 8.00pm, Théâtre d’Orléans
The 3 finalists had the opportunity to play Chamber piano concerto – for piano(s) and ensemble (2018) by the polish composer Agata Zubel with the Ensemble intercontemporain conducted by Simon Proust.
Following the French government announcements, the Competition final took place on October 29th, 2020, at 8pm instead of October 31st, 2020.
Listen to the 3 finalists of the 14th International Piano Competition of Orléans and the soloists of the Orléans Symphony Orchestra in an original project!
We are pleased to present a digital project based on the first movement of Francis Poulenc’s Sextet for piano and winds originally scheduled for the final of the 14th Competition and cancelled due to exceptional circumstances. We wanted to give each of our three finalists, who should have played it with the Soloists of the Orléans Symphony Orchestra, the opportunity to perform it even in a moment of musical lockdown : each pianist was able to record his or her version of the Sextet on a video previously provided by the Orléans Symphony Orchestra and recorded at the Théâtre d’Orléans with the kind permission of the Scène nationale d’Orléans.
Chae-Um Kim who had receive the most votes will be invited to play the entire Sextet with the Soloists of the Orléans Symphony Orchestra in the Salle de l’Institut (Orléans – France).
November 9th, 2020, 7.00pm, at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris