Schedule of the 14th Competition – from October 28th to 31st, 2020 in Orléans


Following the last French government announcements, we inform you that the Competition final will happen this Thursday, October 29th, 2020, at 8pm.

It will take place in camera and will be streaming online live, on YouTube and Facebook.

More Information on the final HERE.


Due to the postponement of the Competition, the rounds of this edition have been reduced to 3, instead of 4.

Digital first round: the videos sent by the candidates are viewed by the Jury and the results will be announced in public on September 16th 2020 – (all the candidates)

Between 20’ and 25’

  • Choose two contrasting etudes
  • Perform a newly composed piece for the André Chevillion – Yvonne Bonnaud Composition Prize (between 6’ and 8’)
  • Select a piece from the “Concours d’Orléans/Ferruccio Busoni” list

Wednesday October 28, 2020: Semi-final recital / with the 7 candidates selected by the jury and who will give a 60-minute recital*

* For this new second round, candidates will have to present:

  1. most of the pieces already validated and presented for the rounds 2 and 3 of the competition planned in April
  2. the mandatory piece Piano works : n°3 – “Black Letters” by Pascal Dusapin
  3. the Special Prizes previously validated

Candidates will also have to write a new note of intent. Given the situation, new pieces may be accepted if necessary, to give consistency to your program.

Candidates will: either integrate points 2 and 3 into the program of point 1, if your whole program is coherent; or play points 2 and 3 after the program of point 1, separately.
This choice will not influence the opinion of the jury but it must be clearly formulated and, in any case, the program must not exceed 60 minutes.

Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 8pm: Final round (Théâtre d’Orléans) (see the competition rules)

Between 30’ and 40’

  • Agata Zubel, Chamber piano concerto – for piano(s) and ensemble (2018) – 13’ With the Ensemble intercontemporain – Simon Proust, conductor
  • Complete the programme with one piece composed between 1900 and 2020 – between 9’ and 19’. Free choice of the candidate.

All the Prizes will be represented.

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