Junior piano competition
" Samson François "

2nd Edition - 2023
A competition in 4 age categories
Exclusively reserved for budding pianists and
to detect our future piano virtuosos!

Table of contents

July 1 and 2, 2023

Agenda

Saturday, July 1, 2023 - categories B & C

  • from 10am to 1pm: Competition;
  • from 2pm to 6pm: Competition.

Sunday, July 2, 2023 - categories A & D

  • from 10am to 1pm: Competition;
  • from 2pm to 5pm: Competition.

Sunday, July 2, 2023 starting at 6:00 pm:

  • Awards ceremony for all categories categories
  • Concert of the laureates
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"Attack the piano...but don't hurt it: it hasn't done anything to you! "
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"I like it when poets have their heads in the clouds and their feet in the lead, that's a bit like Debussy..."
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"When I discovered Chopin, I immediately loved him, it was emotional, it was unreasonable ..."
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"I like to play. I like to play with things: you can't separate music from fun... If playing the piano is not a party every time, it's not worth it... Fun makes you smart.
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"Through the fingers the music escapes. Never play to play well. Never try to achieve an interpretation or a technical performance, it prevents you from listening to what the sounds are telling you."
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"The ideal in Chopin is to improvise, to find the keys as the melody presents itself to you. Wait for it!... I never mark my fingerings. It forces me to concentrate more. And then obviously, I change the fingerings as I play."
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Junior Piano Competition Piano Competition " Samson François

The regulation

The prizes awarded

  • For all categories A, B and C: 1.000€.
  • For category D:
    - 1st prize: 500€
    - 2nd prize: 300€
    - 3rd prize: 200€

The program is free, it is recommended to include two pieces of different style and/or character. The requested duration is :

  • Category A (5 - 6 years old) : 5 min maximum
  • Category B (7 - 8 years old) : 5 min maximum
  • Category C (9 - 12 years old) : 8 to 12 min maximum
  • Category D (13 - 15 years old) : 12 to 15 min maximum

Important: The age taken into account will be the candidate's age on July 1, 2023.

The jury of the junior piano competition "Samson François

The prestigious jury is composed of pianists Aisa Ijiri, Marylise Lanoë, Nicolas Bringuier, Olga Monakh and Christine Gastaud, President of the jury.

How to register for the "Samson François" junior piano competition?

Do you want to be a candidate for the competition?
Step 1: Pay your registration fee online by clicking on the ticket icon ;
Step 2: Sign the rules by electronic signature or by downloading them, filling them in and signing them, and then adding them to the form;
Step 3: Send us the necessary elements provided in the rules by clicking on the form icon. Do not forget the signed regulation if you use a paper version.

Note: these 3 steps are necessary for registration.

Attention:
the deadline for applications is June 17, 2023 or as soon as the number of applicants has reached 80!

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Steps: 

Ball n°1
ticket button
Step 1 - Pay your registration fee online by clicking on the ticket button
Ball n°2

Rules to be signed
by electronic signature
( French version)

OR
Rules to be signed

by electronic signature
( English version)

Ball n°3
Form
Enter the necessary information online

Admission is free for spectators of the junior competition.
Come
and encourage and listen to our budding pianists and future piano virtuosos!

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact form