7th “Brin d’herbe” Competition 2017

7th « Brin d’herbe » Competition 2017 :

The 7th edition of the International competition of Orléans for youth « Brin d’herbe » was heald at the « Salle de l’Institut », from April 06 to 09, 2017.
The competition brought together 26 young pianists around the repertoire from 1900 to the present day. A piano and choir work entitled ‘Brins de sons’, commissioned to the composer Marc-Olivier Dupin, was premiered. The Jury, chaired by Michel Runtz, awarded 22 prizes on all three levels of competition.

Dates :

From Thursday, April 06 to Sunday, April 09, 2017.

Rules & Regulations :

All information regarding the organisation of the rounds and contest procedures are available in the Contest Program and Rules.

Members of the Jury :

  • Michel Runtz – Composer and pianist, France/Switzerland – President of the Jury
  • Aline Piboule – Pianist (awarded 5 prizes at the Orleans International Piano Competition 2014), France
  • Maria Grazia Bellocchio – Pianist and founding member of Divertimento Ensemble, Italy
  • Sooyeon Lim – Soloist and founding member of Ensemble TIMF, Korea
  • Dominique Boutel – Artistic director, France
  • Viviana Amodeo – Pianist and assistant director of the Music Conservatory of Rueil-Malmaison, Italy

    Prize List 2017 :

You can find the Prize List and laureates 2017 HERE.

Commissioned piece :

Title : Brins de sons (piano et chorus)
Composer : Marc-Olivier Dupin

Orleans International Competition order for “Brin d’herbe” honors and delight me. As a composer essentially turned towards pluridisciplinarity – the mixing of different performing arts -, I wrote a set of several pieces on the subject of nursery rhymes. This musical genre often despised by a people too serious … includes as many wonders as a melodic plane in the invention of texts that play with language. My project was finished with pieces for piano and singing, from some notes of well-known repertoire of kindergartens and primary schools, to be sung solo or by children’s choir accompanied by a piano to support it but also facetious … This approach is as far as possible activist in my quest for gateway between music in school and special education in conservatories. Illustrious predecessors have written so-called educational pieces of music: Bach, Schumann, and closer to us Bartók, Kodály and Kurtág. I would like to dedicate them with humility and love of all the pieces I wrote for “Brin d’herbe”.

An explaining note from Marc-Olivier Dupin
Orleans International Competition order for 7th junior Orleans International Competition « Brin d’herbe »

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