The International piano competition of Orléans for youth “Brin d’herbe” encourages young pianists to explore contemporary and modern music from an early age.
The Competition “Brin d’herbe” is organised every two years, alternating with the International piano competition of Orléans. Created in 2004, the contest, unique event in the field of music creation, welcomes young candidates and gathers a jury formed of personalities from all around the world, fully qualified in teaching the contemporary repertoire.
Promoting and disseminating the contemporary repertoire to these young people and to the audience is an objective that adds to the idea of building a new pedagogy around this repertoire. The work commissioned to a composer, every two year, demonstrates our strong desire to build a pedagogical repertoire for the contemporary piano, while following the pioneer idea of the “Games” Játékok, developed by the major Hungarian composer György Kurtág.
10TH COMPETITION: April 20th-23rd , 2023
Find here the rules
Dates of the Competition
From April 20th to 23rd, 2023.
Salle de l’Institut, Orléans
April 20th, 21st, 22nd (afternoons):
– Round of the Competition.
The young candidates from the 3 levels will play their programme in front of the Jury.
– 3.00pm: Concert of the laureates followed by the Award ceremony.
The Competition is open to the public.
Tickets online on HelloAsso (available soon)
Salle de l’Institut 4 Place Sainte-Croix 45000 Orléans – France
The 10th edition of the International competition of Orléans for youth “Brin d’herbe” will take place at the “Salle de l’Institut”, in April 2023.
The competition will bring together international young pianists around the repertoire from 1900 to the present day. A piano work, commissioned to the French composer Gérard Pesson, will be premiered.
The Jury will include the pianists Dana Ciocarlie, Takuya Otaki and Imri Talgam and will award Prizes and Special prizes to the laureates, on the three levels of competition.
In 2023, the International piano competition of Orléans for youth «Brin d’herbe» celebrate its 10th edition. Once again, it will be full of beautiful surprises! The jury will be chaired by Dana Ciocarlie – who was the president of the first Junior Competition – and also composed of two of our laureates, Takuya Otaki and Imri Talgam.
Under the fingers of our young candidates, we will hear the creation of a great French composer, Gérard Pesson, so close to the keyboard and works for children.
After difficult years, it is even more important to continue to sow seeds and see blades of grass grow: they are the hope and the future.
I wish all young talents who are curious to discover new music, a good preparation for the Competition!
Registration: until February 6th 2023 included.
— Registration will open soon — Online form available soon —
The score of the mandatory piece by Gérard Pesson will be viewable online by the end of 2022 (date to be confirmed), and then available for purchase from Editions Ona (www.maison-ona.com).