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The International Piano Competition “Samson François”

On Piano Kawai

The 1st edition of the International Samson François piano competition was held from July 3 to 6. No less than 120 candidates were auditioned for this first edition. They had the pleasure of playing on a Shigeru Kawai concert piano at the Hippodrome de la Côte d’Azur in Cagnes-sur-mer.

You will find below the winners and the jury of this event.

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The Winners :

1st Prize, awarded unanimously by the jury

Ryan Wang – Canada

Second Prize

Simon Karakulidi – Russia

Third prize

Elia Cecino – Italia

The additional Awards

Cesari prize, for the interpretation of Barcarolle by Antoine Cesari

Miku Arizono – Japan

Special mentions from the jury, accompanied by concerts

Elžbieta Liepa Dvarionaitė – Lithuania

Nicolas Comi – Switzerland

The Jury :

Olga Monakh, Ukraine / Germany (president of the jury)

Nicolas Bringuier, France

Vahan Mardirossian, Armenia

Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist, Sweden

Pierre Réach, France

Christine Gastaud, France

Olivier Bellamy, France

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