Achievements and main events
At the rate of a biennial periodicity, several thousand pianists aged 10 to 32 of all nationalities, from 5 continents, participated in the two categories that make up the structure of this competition: “Young Pianists” and “Virtuosity”.
More than 1,500 pianists from all walks of life were encouraged and distinguished in this one-off cultural event: hundreds of prizes, development grants, concert tours in Morocco and abroad constituting the rewards. At each edition, approximately 15,000.00 euros are divided between Prizes and Grants… From 2020, Grand Prix of HRH Princess Lalla Meryem 6,000.00 euros / 2nd Prize for Virtuosity 3.000.00 euros / 3rd Prize for Virtuosity 1.500.00 euros.
Today, one is pleased to see the success of the winners of this competition, all over the world. Some evolve as teachers pianists and musicologists within renowned musical structures and institutions, others as concert pianists and composers in the programs of festivals and national and international theaters or artistic managers of musical structures. .
Among the highlights, we will remember the inaugural concerts of the editions, the press conference and the concert for two pianos for the installation of the competition in the capital of the Kingdom, the concert for 4 pianos for the celebration-anniversary of the 20 years of the competition, the awards of the Grand Prix of HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, the concerts of the Virtuosos finalists,…
Our warmest thanks to the artists listed below who contributed to the development of the Competition:
KUN WOO PAIK
ABDEL RAHMAN EL BACHA
CHOW CHING LIN
HEE SOOK AHN
JAN JIRACEK VON ARNIM