The 15th International piano competition of Orléans will take place from April 4 to 10, 2022 in Orléans.
“The International piano competition of Orléans always looks far into the distance, to the music of the future, whilst also exploring the repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries.
With this spirit in mind and in celebration of its 15th edition, the competition will celebrate in 2022 French music and creation with two important events: the Proust centenary and the 70th birthday of Philippe Manoury, the great composer and pioneer in the field of electronic music from whom the competition will commission a new work.
Another of the composer’s works will also be featured during the Final round, his “Passacaille pour Tokyo” performed by the Ensemble intercontemporain and the three finalists. We will also journey through the early 20th century with a choice of works for the finalists composed between 1915 and 1930: an opportunity to embark upon a real journey back in time with this repertoire created exactly 100 years ago.
In 2022, the Competition of Orléans pays tribute to the great Marcel Proust, whose passing exactly 100 years ago is commemorated both in France and throughout the world. In Search of Lost Time covers a musical universe dear to the Competition and an interesting relationship to sound for a performer to explore.
The great English cellist Steven Isserlis, very close to this repertoire and to the subject of Proust, has done us the honour of imagining a list of works that transport us to an imaginary Proustian salon that traverses the 20th and 21st centuries, much like the Competition of Orléans!
Looking forward, exploring the world around you and, above all else, knowing how to open your mind: this is the Competition’s motto, which awaits you with wonderful surprises and revelations!”
Isabella Vasilotta, Artistic director
3 April 2022 – 6.00pm – Salle de l’Institut: Opening concert with Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih “In the musical salon of Marcel Proust”
4 April 2022 – 9.15am – Salle de l’Institut: First round
5 April 2022 – 9.15am – Salle de l’Institut: First round
7 April 2022 – 9.00am – Salle de l’Institut : Semi-final recital
8 April 2022 – 7.00pm – Salle de l’Institut : Concert of the Ensemble intercontemporain “Promenade sonore autour de Claude Debussy” (Sound walk around Claude Debussy)
9 April 2022 – 7.00pm – Salle de l’Institut : Concert of the soloists of the Orléans Symphonic Orchestra with Chae-Um Kim
10 April 2022 – 3.00pm – Théâtre d’Orléans : Final round with the Ensemble intercontemporain
The times indicated are subject to change depending on the progress of the rounds. For the exact times, please keep yourself informed through our website or social networks.
The public will be welcomed according to the sanitary rules in force.