A Word from the Founder President

Dear friends,

While preparations for the 14th edition of the HRH Princess Lalla Meryem International Piano Competition were underway to welcome pianists from around the world to Rabat, the Covid-19 pandemic has imposed itself and paralyzed the world by creating unprecedented health and economy upheaval.

After careful consideration, the Association Les Amitiés Musicales has taken the difficult but imperative decision to cancel the 14th edition scheduled for 2020.

We will therefore welcome the 15th edition in 2022, the health of our participants, our public and all those linked to this event remaining our top priority.

We express here our deep gratitude to all the partners, all sectors combined, as well as all the volunteers who have supported us and who are committed to our side. It is thanks to them that our action develops and continues.

The sphere of arts and culture has been strongly impacted by this socio-economic crisis and the prospects for a resumption of artistic life as we knew it still remain very uncertain.

We will then have to compete in inventiveness and courage to think of a reinvented, safe and protected musical future for our young talents.

We sincerely hope to be able to relaunch our activities as soon as the health situation permits and thus continue our mission of participation to discover, train and develop young piano talents on a national and international scale.

Take care of yourselves !