Meet the candidates

We are proud to announce the 64 talented young pianists who will participate in the first round of the Piano Competition 2021, from 3 to 8 May in Studio 4 of Flagey. We would like to thank them for continuing to believe in this wonderful project and to prepare themselves in these extremely difficult circumstances! The schedule of the first round will be announced on Saturday May 1 around noon, after the drawing of lots, which will exceptionnally be organised in a ditigal meeting.

64 candidates
We count 53 men and 11 women, representing 19 different nationalities. Discover their names in the pdf-document below or find out more about each of them on their candidate page.

No less than 331 applicants between 18 and 30 years old have taken their chance to apply for this piano competition, that was originally to take place in May 2020. Each of them had recorded four works for the video preselection round : a prelude and fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach, a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert, a Chopin étude and a work of the candidate's choice for solo piano.

Preselection jury
The 74 participants were selected by Frank Braley, Jean-Philippe Collard, François-Frédéric Guy, Daejin Kim, Momo Kodama, Aleksandar Madzar, Jan Michiels, Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Elisso Virsaladze en Boyan Vodenitcharov.

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