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July 5 to 9, 2023
- Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July 2023
from 10am - Competition
- Saturday, July 8, 2023
from 10am - Competition
- Sunday, July 9, 2023
from 10:00 am - Competition
Sunday, July 9, 2023:
- 6pm: Prize-giving ceremony followed by Winners' Concert
the deadline for applications is :
- June 17, 2023
- Or as soon as the number of candidates has reached 80!
International Piano Competition of piano " Samson François ".
Prizes awarded: 12.500€.
- First Grand Prize
" Samson François " : 3.000€.
- Second prize: 2 .000€.
- Third prize: 1 .000€.
- Cesari Special Prize: 500€.
- Prize for the best interpretation of a work of French music: 500€.
- AFUCA Prize for the best performance of a work by a Ukrainian composer: 500€.
Winners are invited to perform for:
- 1 recital at the Château Grimaldi in Cagnes-sur-Mer
- 3 recitals during the Soirées Estivales of the Alpes-Maritimes departmental council
The total amount of the services represents 4.800€, other concerts will come ... !
Quarter-finals: 13 to 15 minutes maximum.
free program with a Chopin etude
Semi-final: 20 to 25 minutes maximum.
Free program with a minimum of 10 minutes of French music to be chosen from the works of Debussy, Ravel or Fauré.
Final: 45 to 50 minutes maximum.
Free program, including one or more works by Chopin (minimum 7 minutes)
No work from the previous rounds may be repeated in the finals.
Special Prize for Crepúsculo,
a work written by Antoine Cesari
The best interpretation of this work will be awarded a special prize. The candidates have the choice to integrate it or not in their program (1/4 final, 1/2 final or final).
Here is the work - You can download it to study it:
Candidates wishing to compete for the Cesari Special Prize may play the work Crepusculo in any round.
Candidates may also enter a work by a Ukrainian composer in the round of their choice, with a Special Prize being awarded.
It is possible to compete for both Special Prizes.
An additional limit of 3 minutes in the first round, and 5 minutes in the semi-final as well as the final will be granted to candidates competing for these special prizes.
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The jury of the International Piano Competition "Samson François
The prestigious jury is composed of pianists Olga Monakh, President of the jury, Markus Schirmer, Nicolas Bringuier, Akiko Ebi, Giuliano Adorno, Bartłomiej Kominek and Christine Gastaud
How to register for the "Samson François" International Piano Competition?
You wish to be a candidate for the competition?
Step 1: Pay your registration fee online by clicking on the ticket icon.
Step 2: Sign the payment by electronic signature or by downloading it, filling it out and signing it, then adding it to the form.
Step 3: Provide us with the necessary elements provided in the rules by clicking on the form icon. Don't forget to sign the rules if you use a paper version.
Note: these 3 steps are mandatory to validate the registration.
Admission is free for spectators of the competition.
Come and encourage and listen to the piano stars of tomorrow!
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