In 11 years, the International Piano Competition of Lyon (France) has attracted about 650 competitors from nearly 50 countries. It is a wonderful festival of concerts and master class at the heart of the City of Lyon. On the banks of the Rhône River, Lyon is one of the largest and oldest cities of France, with a rich cultural and economic life. The Competition is a member of the Alink Argerich network.

We regret to inform you the 2020 edition has to be cancelled due to the coronna virus. We hope to see you next year.

Edition 2020

A week of classical festival at the heart of Lyon; a Competition Prize Money of 15,000€.

2020 Poster

See the 2020 contest poster


Program to prepare for the competition.


List of Set Works for the 2020 Final.


Rules & Regulations.


Members of the international jury.


Homstay accommodations can be offered.

Our Team

About the organizers.


Our generous business partners.


Presentation of the Orchestra.

Olena Pognoievska - soprano

The Lyon internaitonal piano contest is proud to introduce you to the young lyric artist for her beginnings in France.

2019 edition

All results, photos, winners of 2019 edition.

2018 edition

All results, photos, winners of 2018 edition.

Previous editions

Results historic and jurys over time.

Press file and press article

You can download here the 2020 press file and consult all press articles which are speaking about us.


All the videos of the contest

2019 results

Winners of the 2019 edition

Program to prepare - 2020

  • Preselection Round: A 20-minute maximum program (sent on DVD, CD or YouTube) made of an original work by J.S. Bach and two studies at the candidate's choice. Those pieces may be performed in next rounds’ free programs;

  • First Round: Free Program of 15 to 18 minutes, made of works at the candidate's choice. Please note that all rounds in front of the jury, from the First to the Finale Rounds, must be performed from memory, with the exception of contemporary music;

  • Semi-Finale: Free Program of 22 à 25 minutes, made of works at the candidate's choice, different from the First Round;

  • Finale-Recital: Free Program of 45-50 minutes, made of works at the candidate's choice different from previous rounds, including one or more pieces composed by Alexander Scriabin and the first movement of the chosen concerto among the 2020 list of concertos posted on the website, accompanied by a professional pianist on the second piano;

  • Finale-Concerto: Concerto chosen by the candidate among the 2020 list posted on the website, accompanied by an orchestra.

Rules 2020

1. The International Piano Competition of Lyon is organized by Grand Prix International de Piano de Lyon (GPIPL), a non-profit organization registered under French law as “association loi de 1901”.

2. The 12th International Piano Competition of Lyon is open to all pianists of any nationality between the age of 17 and 35.

3. The deadline for registration by postal service is May 15, 2020, the postmark being taken as proof. Online registration or by email is possible until May 18, 2020 12pm.

4. All candidates under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who will be fully responsible for the minor throughout the competition period. If the adult is not a parent of the candidate, a parent's signed authorization must be joined to the registration package.

5. The registration is done by email by sending the complete file to the address:; or by Internet on the website; or by postal service (see the Registration form). Candidates must complete the online registration form and provide the following files by May 18, 2020 12pm:

  • - CV in English or French (PDF format);
  • - A high definition picture, max 2 MB (JPEG format);
  • - A copy of the passport (PDF format);
  • - The complete program of all pieces, with playing times (PDF format);
  • - Proof of registration payment (PDF format);
  • - The scanned passport of parent/adult supervisor if the applicant is a minor under 18 (PDF format).

6. A registration fee of €110 is to be paid either by transfer (International Transfer) to the following bank account (bank fee are in charge of candidates):

  • - IBAN Code : FR76 1027 8073 1200 0205 8310 119
  • - Recipient: Grand Prix International Piano de Lyon
    Address: Credit Mutuel
    34, rue du Wacken
    Strasbourg (France)
    or by PayPal on the website, or by bank check (for French residents only) to the order of Grand Prix International Piano de Lyon.

7. Competition officials reserve the right to request additional information from any candidate.

8. The application will only be accepted and confirmed after receipt of the registration fee.

9. Travel and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the candidates. However, candidates may request, at the time of registration, to be hosted free of charge in a host family, depending on availability (See Registration form).

10. Candidates are solely responsible for their visa applications. An invitation letter to the competition can be issued upon request. Visa applications must be sent directly to the relevant French embassy or consulate.

11. The organizer (Grand Prix International de Piano de Lyon - GPIPL) is insured for accidents occurring to participants during the period of the competition, but this insurance does NOT in any case cover the parents or accompanying persons. Candidates are advised to check their personal insurance and that of accompanying persons to ensure proper coverage outside the competition.

12. All pieces must be played from memory.

13. Candidates may include in their programs the works performed in their preselection.

14. All candidates selected for the semi-final will receive a Certificate of participation.

15. Candidates have the possibility to change their program of selected pieces until May 25, 2020.

16. The timing of the works is mandatory.

17. The jury reserves the right to stop candidates’ performances if they exceed the expected playing time.

18. The jury will consist in internationally-renown professionals: concert pianists, conductors, professors, artistic agents, producers, etc. If a candidate is a pupil of a jury member, the latter may not vote for him/her.

19. The names of candidates’ teachers do not appear in the program for the jury.

20. The jury has sole responsibility to award, or not, the prizes, with the exception of the Audience Award (“Prix du public”).

21. The jury’s decisions are final.

22. In case of a tie, jury will proceed a secondary vote. The vote of the jury is clear, exposed and visible by everyone.

23. All events are open to the public, subject to availability.

24. In case of withdrawal, candidates are requested to notify Competition officials to the email address:

25. Competitors are required to participate to all interviews, videos, and/or promotional events of the Competition. It is mandatory for all finalists to attend the Gala Evening and Award Ceremony.

26. Competitors agree to forfeit all recording, broadcasting, distribution and resale rights of any kind to their performances at the Competition in favor of the organizer, for an unlimited period of time. They agree to release all rights regarding the future use of recordings of their performances. A copy of the recording may be given to competitors that have previously provided a USB key (4 GB minimum).

27. The registration fee will not be refunded or postponed under any circumstances.

28. Participation in the Competition constitutes acceptance by the candidate/competitor of all the rules and regulations contained herein.

29. Failure to comply with the rules or conditions of participation may result in the competitor’s disqualification.

30. Under French Law, it is illegal to use photocopies of the scores (Law of 11/3/57 Penal Code, Article 425).

31. In case of discrepancies between translations, the French version of the Rules and Regulations shall prevail.

32. The present rules and regulations may be subject to change without prior notice.

Planning - 2020

1) Before Friday, May 15, 2020: Candidates must send their registration file including the recording on DVD or youtube link of two studies and an original work of JS Bach for the first test -selection.Total = 20 minutes maximum.The number of admitted candidates depends on the level of the participants and can vary from one year to another, but will not exceed 60 people.

2) Saturday 4th July 2020: Reception of the candidates of the 12th International Piano Competition of Lyon from 2 pm at the Regional Conservatory of Lyon: 4 Montée Cardinal Decourtray Lyon 5th.
The evening of July 4th at 6 pm Debussy's Hall of Conservatory Opening Concert: Recital given by Albert Mamriev, President of the jury 2020

3) Sunday 5 and Monday 6 July at the Debussy Hall: 1st public round from 9 am. Selected candidates will have to present a free program of 15/18 minutes, including works of différents styles .

4) Tuesday, July 7 - Debussy Hall:
9 am to 4 pm: Semi-final for the 12 selected candidates, free program of 22 to 25 minutes per candidate.
4pm to 5pm -Proceedings.
6pm-Two-pianos concert given by Svetlana Eganian and Yolande Kouznetsov-Gallay, Artistic Director and Co-Artistic Director of the Competition - Festival.
7:30 pm - announcement of results, exchanges of non-finalists with the jury.

5) Wednesday, July 8 - Debussy Hall:
10 am to 4 pm: Final - recital, The 6 finalists will present a free program of 45-50 minutes including obligatorily one or more works of Alexandre Scriabine, and the first movement of the concerto that they worked (chosen in the list of proposed works for this edition), accompanied on the 2nd piano by a professional accompanist.
From 4 pm to 4:45 pm : Deliberations and announcement of the three laureates for the evening of Gala the next day.
From 5pm to 8pm: possible masterclass by jury members for all non-finalists who wish to do so (contact Svetlana Eganian directly for conditions and reservations).

6) Thursday, July 9 at 7 pm: At the Municipal Hall "La Bourse du Travail » 205, Place Guichard 69003 Lyon will run the gala evening, from 7 pm including: The Final-Concerto, during which the three winners selected the day before will perform the concerto they have prepared, accompanied by the Bryansk Festival Orchestra (Russia) under the direction of Edward Ambartsumyan and the soprano Olena Pognoievska, the vote of the "Public Prize", the awards ceremony, and the closing cocktail reserved VIPs, jury members, host families and candidates.

The jury vote is transparent, visible and visible to all.

Jury 2020

Welcome by the Founder

I would like to welcome our jury members, all of them distinguished musicians, who take on a great responsibility. They gather for this task, which is so delicate, with the experience of having run international competitions in their own countries. However difficult, this task brings moments of pure delight to all of us, who are passionate about discovering new musical talents.
- Svetlana Eganian, Founder & Artistic Director

President of jury

Albert Mamriev (Israel)

Albert Mamriev, born in Dagestan in 1974, studied the piano with his father, Jankel Mamriev, but also with Alexander Bakulov and Sergei Dorenski in Moscow. He was also a student of Arie Vardi in Tel Aviv and Hanover. Since 1988 when Albert Mamriev won the 1st Prize of the "Delia Steinberg International Piano Competition" in Madrid, he has established himself as one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. He regularly gives Masterclasses in China, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and the United States. In 2014 he founded the "Young Piano Stars" International Competition in Königs-Wusterhausen. Albert Mamriev is also present on radio and television. Recordings of his concerts are enjoyed throughout Europe, the United States, Mexico, Australia and Asia.

International Jury

Svetlana Eganian (France)

Svetlana Eganian trained at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow with prestigious professors such as Bella Davidovitch (1st Prize at the 1st Warsaw Chopin Competition in 1949) and Zinaïda Ignatieva, disciple of Samuel Feinberg, contemporary and friend of Alexandre Scriabin. Winner of the first four prizes (soloist-concert performer, chamber musician, pedagogue, and accompanist-partner of opera singers) awarded by a jury composed of eminent members of the Russian School: Tatiana Nicolaeva, Dmitri Bashkirov, Evgeni Malinin, Lev Naoumov and Sergeÿ Dorenski, she moved to France, and, since 1981, teaches at the CNSMD in Lyon.

Edward Ambartsumyan (Armenia / Russia)

Edward Ambartsumyan is a pianist by training, he received the diploma in "Composition" in 1992 at the Komitas National Conservatory in Yerevan and in 1993 the diploma in "Opera and Symphony Conductor". He was already a winner of the Competition for young composers of the Soviet Union in Moscow in 1988. From 1989 until 1993, Mr. Ambartsumyan conducted, as principal conductor, the chamber orchestra of the State Conservatory, and took charge of the Armenian Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra in 1991. At the same time, he conducted the orchestra of major operas "La Bohême", "Carmen", "Rigoletto", as well as the ballets "Spartacus", "Le Sacre du Spring ”or“ the Firebird ”. In 1993 he obtained the post of conductor of the Bryansk Chamber Orchestra, which in 2011 became the Bryansk Governorate Symphony Orchestra, with which he regularly toured Europe and Russia.

Aline Artinian (France)

Aline Artinian is a piano teacher. She is artistic director of the "Music First" festival at Barbizon, which for the past five years has been mixing renowned artists and young talents. She is also the artistic director of the "Les heures musicales" festival in Gargilesse, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Aline Artinian is also Vice-President of the "Francis Poulenc International Piano Competition".

Dorian Leljak (Serbia / Croatia)

After having mainly studied at the Yale School of Music, Dorian Leljak is Professor of piano at the Academy of Arts in Novi-Sad; he is an exam jury at the Royal College of Music in London. He studied with Arbo Valdma and Boris Berman (DMA, Yale University).
Dorian Leljak has won several international piano competitions (Rachmaninov Competition, Novi-Sad Piano Competition) and has received numerous prizes such as that of the University of Novi-Sad, Yale University Mary Clapp Howell and Irving Gilmore and Parisot Prizes among others . He successfully pursued an international career as a recital pianist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician, establishing a collaboration with cellist Istvan Varga and pianist Ninoslav Zivkovic.

Philippe Raskin (Belgien)

The interpretations of Belgian pianist Philippe Raskin are described as "generous and committed" (MDM-La libre Belgique). His acting shows "impressive confidence" (JK, Mundo Classico). He studied at the Queen Elizabeth Royal Music Chapel in Brussels and at the "Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia" in Madrid, with teachers such as Jean-Claude Van den Eynden, Dmitri Bashkirov and Emanuel Krasovsky. Winner of several international competitions such as the Lyon International Piano Competition or “Spanish Composers” in Madrid, he is regularly invited to play as a soloist or with an orchestra. He is also Founder and Artistic Director of the "César Franck International Piano Competition" in Brussels.

Alvaro Teixeira Lopes (Portugal)

Born in Porto, he completed his “Advanced piano course” at the Conservatory of Porto in 1981. He studied with Isabel Rocha and Helena Sà e Costa, then at the National Conservatory of Lisbon with Jorge Moyano. Fellow of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Austrian Government and the Secretary of State for Culture, he continued his studies in Wien and then in Paris. He won numerous awards and had a long national and international career as a soloist and chamber musician. He was often invited to play in the biggest festivals in Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Malta, Spain and Great Britain. Brittany. He heads the "Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition" in Porto, Portugal, which will celebrate its XXII edition in 2020.

Pavel Kachnov (Ukraine)

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, to a family of musicians, Pavel Kachnov started playing the piano at the age of 3. A pupil of Irina Barinova at the Kiev Higher Music School, he accumulated the first prizes in national and international competitions from a very young age (Prokofiev competition, Karamanov competition, etc.). Admitted at the age of 16 at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music, then at the Kiev Higher Conservatory, in 2010 he became soloist of the Royal Vienna Orchestra. He has been teaching since 2013 at the Vienna Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts. Guest of the largest concert halls such as the Musikverein (2018) he has performed with numerous groups, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, the Odessa Orchestra, of Madrid ...
Its vast repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary creation. In 2017 he founded his own international piano competition in Kiev, and, again in 2017, won 1st prize at the international piano competition in Lyon where he was "spotted" by Musica Formosa.


Host family (free of charges)

After you have succeeded the first examination, please contact M. Jérôme Brossette by e-mail :, our host family network manager.
The applicant will be host according to availability.


- Auberge de jeunesse HI (hostelling international)
41 montée Chemin neuf, 69005 Lyon
+33 (0)4 78 15 05 50

- Centre international de séjour de Lyon (international youth hostel of Lyon)
103 Bd des Etats Unis, 69008 Lyon
+33 (0)4 37 90 42 42

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Our team

Svetlana Eganian – Founder and Artistic Director

Svetlana is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Competition, as well as the Honorary President of our non-profit organisation. She graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Laureate of no less than four First Prizes from the Russian school, she settled down in France and has been teaching at the Lyon CNSMD (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse) since 1981. She is deeply involved with the discovery of young talents and leads teaching and artistic efforts internationally. In addition, she pursues her career as a concert pianist, both in France and abroad.
In 2009, she founded the International Piano Competition of Lyon, which attracts a growing number of quality candidates from all over the world. Svetlana Eganian is also invited as a member or president of prestigious juries in Italy, Germany, Spain, Lituania and Belgium.

Yolande GALLAY-KOUZNETSOV | Co-directrice artistique

Pianiste concertiste, lauréate de concours internationaux, compositrice; sa maitrise des langues (français, anglais, russe) facilite la communication avec les candidats. Son expérience des concours internationaux lui permet de mieux comprendre les besoins et les attentes des jeunes participants.
Parmi ses centres d’intérêts l’illustration, le jazz et la composition; ses pièces sont éditées aux éditions Lemoine, Delrieu et Soldano.
Grâce à la dimension internationale du concours de Lyon, c’est une occasion pour elle de rencontrer de jeunes artistes du monde entier et de leur faire découvrir sa ville natale.

Jérôme BROSSETTE | Vice-président | Benefactor

Jérôme Brossette est Coordinateur du réseau d ’accueil. Né dans une famille d’industriels lyonnais, avocat à la retraite, Jérôme Brossette a été élevé dans un contexte musical. Pianiste amateur, intéressé par les musiques alliant tous les genres, il est notamment à l’origine de la mise en place du réseau d’accueil des candidats venant participer au Concours International de Piano de Lyon, et de la coordination, en liaison avec les familles hébergentes, des moyens de transport vers les différents sites des épreuves.

Pascal CHÉRON | Trésorier | Organisation Technique et photo | Benefactor

Né en Normandie dans une famille de mélomanes, j’ai toujours considéré la musique classique Comme un leitmotiv à l’épanouissement du bien être, le piano étant mon instrument de prédilection.
Membre fondateur du Concours International de Piano de Lyon avec Svetlana Eganian et coorganisateur de soirées Musicales avec l’association Appassionata, nous faisons tout pour promouvoir les jeunes talents.
Actuellement Président d’une société spécialisée dans les diagnostics immobiliers, je suis devenu tout naturellement mécène de l’évènement musical Lyonnais.

Jean-Jacques KARAGUEUZIAN | Sponsoring | Benefactor

Ancien élève diplômé de l’EM Lyon, Jean Jacques Karagueuzian a dès son jeune âge été amateur de musique, aussi bien classique que de jazz et lyrique.
Cet intérêt s’est traduit dès 1999 par le sponsoring de production de CD pour des musiciens réputés. Plus récemment, son action s’exerce au travers de la Fondation créée au nom de ses parents Berdjouhie et Kevork Karagueuzian pour promouvoir la formation musicale à l’attention des jeunes enfants et assister les jeunes musiciens en début de carrière par l’organisation de concerts et le mécènat du Concours international de Piano de Lyon.

Alain ROMANET | Sécurité | Benefactor

Fonctionnaire affecté au ministère de l’Intérieur où il a en charge la gestion du dialogue social, Alain Romanet consacre une grande partie de son temps libre à sa passion dévorante : la musique classique. Il organise régulièrement des concerts de musique de chambre où se croisent le talent et l’expérience de musiciens confirmés et de jeunes interprètes à qui il souhaite donner leur chance. Il désire tout naturellement mettre son dynamisme, son énergie et ses compétences au service du Concours International de Piano de Lyon.

Jacqueline CHEVALIER | Relations médias et partenaires

Jacqueline Chevalier a intégré l’équipe du concours en 2015. Enseignante, pianiste et passionnée de musique, a souhaité participer à la promotion des jeunes et brillants talents venus du monde entier, et apporter l’aide nécessaire à Svetlana

Guillaume FLAMAND | Secrétaire | Relations internationales

Guillaume Flamand a rejoint l’équipe du Concours après avoir assisté à sa quatrième édition, impressionné par le niveau exceptionnel des candidats. La musique et le piano sont deux piliers fondamentaux de sa passion pour l’art. En charge de la newsletter, il a intégré en 2013 le bureau de l’association en tant que Secrétaire. Il réalise également une partie des traductions afin de faciliter la communication avec nos parties prenantes internationales dont la langue d’échange est souvent l’anglais.

Jean-François MARZLOFF | Graphisme et infographie

Jean-François MARZLOFF a intégré l’équipe du concours en 2016.
Consultant informatique et ancien galeriste, amateur de musique, a souhaité offrir ses compétences à une équipe désintéressée au service d’un projet culturel de qualité.

Christian RORDORF | Enregistrement audio vidéo et Mixage

Vétérinaire, Christian Rordorf consacre une grande partie de son temps libre à la musique.
Petit-fils du fabricant de piano zurichois éponyme, il est pianiste amateur. Il organise aussi régulièrement des concerts de musique classique et de jazz. Il s’est piqué d’intérêt pour l’enregistrement live, et suit une formation d’ingénieur du son.
Après avoir été l’élève de Svetlana Eganian, il a tout naturellement rejoint l’équipe du GPIPL en tant que responsable des enregistrement + mixages audio et de la réalisation de CD et DVD des meilleurs moments du GPIPL

Julien GALLAY | Webmaster

Ingénieur en mécanique et de tout temps passionné de musique, il offre son savoir faire dans le développement du site internet qui véhicule l’image du Concours International de Piano de Lyon dans le monde entier.

Thanks !

They have supported us !

The direction of the contest thanks particularly the city of Lyon and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes district for their support.

With the participation of Colbert highschool

Concertos for 2020

Candidates can choose one of the following works for their Final:

J.S.Bach-Concerto N 1 d-moll BWV 1052

F.Chopin -Concerto N 1 e-moll op.11

F.Chopin-Concerto N 2 f-moll op.21

W.A.Mozart-Concerto N 21 C-dur K467

W.A.Mozart-Concerto N 23 A-dur K 488

R.Schumann -Concerto a-moll op.54

F.Liszt-Concerto N 1 Es -dur S 124

F.Liszt -Concerto N 2 A-dur S 125

L.V.Beethoven -Concerto N 1 C-dur op.15

L.V.Beethoven-Cocerto N 2 B-dur op.19

L.V.Beethoven-Concerto N 3 c-moll op.37

L.V.Beethoven -Concerto N 4 G-dur op. 58

L.V.Beethoven -Concerto N 5 Es-dur op.73

Saint-Saens -Concerto N 2 g-moll op.22

E.Grieg-Concerto a-moll

M.Ravel -Concerto en Sol Majeur

S.Prokofiev- Concerto N 1 Des-dur op.10

S.Projofiev-Concerto N 3 C-dur op. 26

S.Rachmaninov-Concerto N 2 c-moll op.18

S.Rachmaninov -Concerto N 3 d-moll op. 30

P. Tchaïkovski - Concerto N 1 b-moll op. 23

Orchestra invited for the Grand Final

The Bryansk symphonic orchestra

The Bryansk symphonic orchestra is one of the most brilliant artistic bands of  Bryansk.


For its time being the orchestra has prepared and performed a lot of concert programs. The orchestra band is distinguished for its high performing mastership, excellent ensemble and a wonderful sense of style.

The repertoire of the band is vast and various - from the classics to the music of modern composers. These are Vivaldi, Corelli, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Svendsen, Shostakovich, Schoenberg, Shaw and many others.

The Bryansk orchestra runs vast concert activities in the cities of Russia and abroad. Since 2001 in cooperation with the association “The Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe” more than 200 concerts have been prepared and performed in the most prestigious concert-halls of Europe, where the band have had a great success and managed to win love of the public, which was proved by high opinion of the press.

Every year the Bryansk orchestra takes part in The International Festival of Modern Art named after N.Roslavets and N.Gabo, in the series of the concerts of classical music “May assemblies”, in the decade of arts to the memory of  princess Tenisheva, in The International Contest  of Young Pianists named after T.N.Nikolaeva. The orchestra took part in The Russian Festival of String-and-bow Art held in Bryansk in 1997. At the same year the European association “Esta” held The All-Russian seminar of leading Russian and European masters of string-and-bow art on the basis of the orchestra.

The art director and chief conductor of the Bryansk symphonic orchestra is The Honored artist of the Russian Federation Edward Ambartsumyan, a talented musician, composer and conductor. He heads it since 1993.

Edward Ambartsumyan graduated from The Yerevan State Conservatory named after Comitas  on the speciality “composition” in 1992 and on the speciality “a conductor of opera-house and symphonic orchestras” in 1993. During his studies in the conservatory he worked as a chief conductor of  The Yerevan Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. In 1991 – 93 he was a conductor of the symphonic orchestra of  Armenian radio and television  and at the same tame a conductor in the Academic Opera  named after Spendiarov. In 1988 he took part in The All-Union Contest of Young Composers in Moscow, where he was became a laureate. In 1996 he took part in the Second International Contest of Conductors named after S.Prokofiev in St.Petersburg.


Edward Ambartsumyan performs with the best symphonic and chamber orchestras  of Armenia, Belarus, Russia,Macedonia .

In 1999 on the invitation of The Macedonia National Theatre of Opera and Ballet Edward Ambartsumyan conducted the opera-house orchestra in  Skopje with a symphonic program. The ballet “Romeo and Juliet” by S.Prokofiev was perfomed by him in 2000. He also conducted this orchestra in 2007 – 2010. Edward Ambartsumyan is characterized by his high professionalism, excellent taste and  vivid emotionality.

The international biography center of The Cambridge University (The Great Britain) has included Edward Ambartsumyan into the world anthology “The names of the 21st century”.

Awards granted for this edition

1st award - 6000€

2nd award - 3000€

3rd award - 2000€

4th award - 1000€

5th award - 700€

6th award - 300€

Special Award À.Scriabine - 300€

Public Award - 1000€

Retrospective of winners


1er prix et prix du public Pavel Kachnov (Ukraine)
2ème prix Daniil Kazakov (Russia)
3ème prix Shogher Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
Prix Scriabine Junichi Ito (Japan)


1er prix Leonel Morales-Herrero (Spain)
2ème prix Caterina Grewe (Germany)
3ème prix et prix du public : Bruno Vlahek (Croatia)
Prix Scriabine : Artavazd Hambaryan (Armenia)


1er prix et prix du public Wataru Hisasue (Japan)
2ème prix et prix Scriabine Ronaldo Rolim (Brazil)
3ème prix Yeontaek Oh (Korea)


1er prix Pavel Yeletskiy (Byelorussia)
2ème prix et prix du public Min-Jun Kim (Korea)
3ème prix ex aequo Igor Andreev (Russia)
3ème prix ex aequo Jin Ishimura (Japan)


1er prix Evgeny Starodubtsev (Russia)
2ème prix et prix du public Alexander Yakovlev (Russia)
3ème prix Jean-Paul Gasparian (France)


1er prix Alessandro Tardino (Italia)
2ème prix Philippe Raskin (Belgium)
3ème prix et prix du public Anna Fedorova (Ukraine)


1er prix Akihiro Sakiyia (Japan)
2ème prix Yedam Kim (Korea)
3ème prix et prix du public Fiorenzo Pascalucci (Italia)


1er prix Dan Zuili (Israel)
2ème prix ex æquo Rena Yoshihara (Japan)
2ème prix ex aequo et Prix du public Damien Bossy (Belgium)
3ème prix ex æquo Yuka Fujii (Japan)
3ème prix ex æquo Nicolas Horvath (Monaco)


1er prix Jean-Vianney Zenati (France)
2ème prix Jahana Chiharu (Japan)
3ème prix Lin Chia-Hung (Taiwan)
Prix du public Jahana Chiharu (Japan)

Jury over time


Vincenzo BALZANI (Italia, president of the jury)
Nicolas HORVATH (Monaco-France)
Philippe RASKIN (Belgium)
Albert MAMRIEV (Israel)
Edward AMBARTSUMYAN (Armenia) Yuri BOGDANOV (Russia)
Svetlana EGANIAN (France)


Dmitri BASHKIROV (Russia, president of the jury)
Michele DELLA VENTURA (Italia)
Nigara AKCHMEDOVA (Uzbekistan, Russia)
Albert MAMRIEV (Israel)
Eduard AMBARTSUMYAN (Armenia)
Philippe RASKIN (Belgium)
Svetlana EGANIAN (France)


Marie-Catherine GIROD (France, president of the jury)
Vincenzo BALZANI (Italia)
Tatiana ZELIKMAN (Russia)
Albert MAMRIEV (Israel)
Philippe RASKIN (Belgium)
Gilead MISHORY (Germany)
Svetlana EGANIAN (France)


Michel DALBERTO (France, president of the jury)
Akemi YAMAMOTO-ALINK (Japan / Dutch)
Alain LOMPECH (France)
Elena ROSANOVA (Russia)
Philippe RASKIN (Belgium)
Svetlana EGANIAN (France)
Thomas HERBUT (Pologne)


Christian IVALDI (France, president of the jury)
Philip de la CROIX (France)
François-Frédérique GUY (France)
Alain JACQUON (France)
Vincenzo BALZANI (Italia)
Gilead MISHORY (Germany)
Svetlana EGANIAN (France)


Jacques ROUVIER (France, president of the jury)
Christian IVALDI (France)
Hervé N'KAOUA (France)
Muza RUBACKYTE (Lituania)
Serguei MILSTEIN (Russia)
Svetlana EGANIAN (France)


Alexander PALEY (USA, president of the jury)
Marie-Catherine GIROD (France)
Grégory BEER (Poland)
Serguei MILSTEIN (Russia)
Yanka HEKIMOVA (Bulgaria)
Svetlana EGANIAN (France)
Ying Ming QIN (China)


Svetlana EGANIAN (France, president of the jury)
Grégory BEER (Pologne)
Serguei MILSTEIN (Russia)
Yanka HEKIMOVA (Bulgarie)
Muza RUBACKYTE (Lituania, Suisse)
Catherine ALEXANDRE (France)
Prosper TEBOUL (France)


Svetlana EGANIAN (France, president of the jury)
Catherine ALEXANDRE (France)
Serguei MILSTEIN (Russia)
Tamayo IKEDA (Japan)

Practical informations for 2020

Saturday 4th July 2020: Opening Concert: Recital given by Albert Mamriev, President of the jury 2020

Sunday 5 and Monday 6 July at the Debussy Hall: 1st public round from 9 am. Selected candidates will have to present a free program of 15/18 minutes, including works of différents styles .

Tuesday, July 7 - Debussy Hall:
6pm-Two-pianos concert given by Svetlana Eganian and Yolande Kouznetsov-Gallay, Artistic Director and Co-Artistic Director of the Competition - Festival.

Wednesday, July 8 - Debussy Hall:
10 am to 4 pm: Final - recital, The 6 finalists will present a free program of 45-50 minutes including obligatorily one or more works of Alexandre Scriabine, and the first movement of the concerto that they worked (chosen in the list of proposed works for this edition), accompanied on the 2nd piano by a professional accompanist.
From 4 pm to 4:45 pm : Deliberations and announcement of the three laureates for the evening of Gala the next day.
From 5pm to 8pm: possible masterclass by jury members for all non-finalists who wish to do so (contact Svetlana Eganian directly for conditions and reservations).

Thursday, July 9 at 7 pm: At the Municipal Hall "La Bourse du Travail » 205, Place Guichard 69003 Lyon will run the gala evening, from 7 pm including: The Final-Concerto, the vote of the "Public Prize", the awards ceremony, and the closing cocktail reserved VIPs, jury members, host families and candidates.

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2020 press file

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Press articles

Videos of 2019 edition

Introduction of 2019 edition

1st prize – Yeon Min Park

Home video kindly granted and produced by Vadon familie who has welcomed the first prizewinner of 2019 edition.

Videos of 2018 edition

Introduction of 2018 edition

1st price Elizaveta Kliuchereva

2nd price Konstantin Khachikyan

3rd price Young Sun Choi

France 3 reportage

Videos of 2015 edition

Introduction of 2015 edition

Videos of 2014 edition

1st price Pavel Yeletskiy

2nd price Min Jun Kim

3rd price ex aequo Igor Andreev

3rd price ex aequo Jun Ishimura

Videos 2013 edition

France 3 reportage

Videos of 2011 edition

Introduction of 2011 edition

Poster of 2020 edition

Olena Pognoievska - soprano

Olena Pognoievska is a classical singer who has been passionate about music for as long as she can remember. With a rigorous formal training in music high school and academies of Ukraine and Austria, she devoted her formative years to developing her voice, working with both world-class vocalists and actresses, as well as taking a series of masterclasses from internationally recognised coaches. Today, she is a rising star on the classical scene and has her sights set internationally, something helped by an ability to speak six languages. Olena’s creativity finds its kindred expression in the world of fashion, travel and nature. Further information:

Olena Pognoievska will perform on the gala party on july 9th.

Results 2018

  1. 1st prize and public award: Elizaveta Kliuchereva - Russia
  2. 2nd prize: Konstantin Khachikyan - Russia
  3. 3rd prize: Young Sun Choi - Korea
  4. 4th prize: Kristina Zelenina - Russia
  5. 5th prize: Eunhee Baek - Korea
  6. 6th prize: Brian Le - USA. Ex-æquo
  7. 6th prize: Karlis Gunars Tirzitis - Lettonia
  8. Special prize À. Scriabin: Konstantin Khachikyan - Russia

List of proposed concertos for 2018 final

J. S. BACH - Concerto N°1 d-moll BWV 1052

J. S. BACH - Concerto N°3 D-dur BWV 1054

J. S. BACH - Concerto N°4 A-dur BWV 1055

F. CHOPIN - Concerto N°1 e-moll opus 11

F. CHOPIN - Concerto N°2 f-moll opus 21

J. HAYDN - Concerto N°11 D-dur Hob. XVIII/11

W. A. MOZART - Concerto N°12 A-dur (K 414)

W. A. MOZART - Concerto N°13 C- dur (K.415)

W. A. MOZART - Concerto N°14 Es-dur ( K. 449)

W. A. MOZART - Concerto N°23 A-dur (K 488)

F. MENDELSSOHN - Concerto a-moll pour piano et cordes

A. SCHNITTKE - Concerto pour piano et cordes (1979)

Orchestra for the great final

Chamber orchestra "La Primavera"

The chamber orchestra "La Primavera" has been created in 1989. His bandmaster and artistic director Rustem Abyazov, gave a name inspired by the painting of Boticelli known under the name "La Primavera", "the spring" in Italian.


Winners selected to play for the final with orchestra:

  1. Konstantin Khachikyan - Russia
  2. Elizaveta Kliuchereva - Russia
  3. Young Sun Choi - Korea


Candidates selected for the final:

  1. Kristina Zelenina - Russia
  2. Brian Le - USA
  3. Eunhee Baek - Korea
  4. Konstantin Khachikyan - Russia
  5. Elizaveta Kliuchereva - Russia
  6. Young Sun Choi - Korea
  7. Karlis Gunars Tirzitis - Lettonia

Semi final results

First rounds of the international piano competition of Lyon have achieved.
Just after a coktail offered by the Alink Argerich Fundation, with the presence of Mr Gustav Alink, the results of the semi finale have been pronounced by Svetlana Eganian, President and artistic director of the competition.

For this trial, we will have 12 candidates:

  1. Kristina Zelenina - Russia
  2. Yannaël Quenel - France
  3. Brian Le - USA
  4. Junichi Ito - Japan
  5. Eunhee Baek - Korea
  6. Konstantin Khachikyan - Russia
  7. Minhee Won - Korea
  8. Ryutaro Susuki - Japan
  9. Elizaveta Kliuchereva - Russia
  10. Young Sun Choi - Korea
  11. Karlis Gunars Tirzitis - Lettonia
  12. Jean Jacques Bedikian - France

List of candidates for 2018

  1. Ai ISAWA - Japan
  2. Kyoungsun PARK - South Korea
  3. Zu-An Shen - Taïwan
  4. Timothy Chiang - Australia
  5. Yuelu Cui. - China
  6. Tongtong. Zhu - China
  7. Ryutaro Suzuki. - Japan
  8. Brian Le - USA
  9. Marija Bokor - Suisse
  10. Gabriela Abrahamyan - Armenia
  11. Herman Harrison - Australia
  12. Rolando Valdes - Mexico
  13. Kaito Kobayashi - Japan
  14. Aleksandr Maltsev - Russia
  15. Ayumi Nabata - Japan
  16. Hanna Yu - South Korea
  17. Qi Kong - China
  18. Vladimir Kuzin - Russia
  19. Eunhee Baek - South Korea
  20. Saeko Miyasho - Japan
  21. Konstantin Khachikyan - Russia
  22. Yu Zhou Zhang - England
  23. An-Chi Mai - Taïwan
  24. Danilo Mascetti - Italia
  25. Yun Chih Hsu - Taïwan
  26. Kristina. Zelenina - Russia
  27. Anna Mironova - Russia
  28. Mikhail Kovalev - Russia
  29. Young Sun Choi - South Korea
  30. Shih-Wei Huang - Taïwan
  31. Xizi Zhang - China
  32. Stanislava Kucherenko - Byelorussia
  33. Jean-Selim Abdelmoula - Swiss
  34. Salih Can Gevrek - Turquey
  35. Mayuko. Obuchi. - Japan
  36. Karlis Gunars - Tirzītis Latvia
  37. Tikhon Selivanov - Russia
  38. Jean-Jacques. Bedikian - France
  39. Igor. Stepanov - Russia
  40. Joon. Yoon - South Korea
  41. Ruben Kozin. - Russia
  42. Minhee. Won. - South Korea
  43. Junichi. Ito - Japan
  44. Sangwon Lee. - South Korea
  45. Yannaël. Quenel - France
  46. Elizaveta. Kliuchereva - Russia
  47. Justin Joon-Kee Min - Canada

  • Winners of the 2019 edition

    1st award and public award : Yeon Min PARK - Corea

    3rd award ex æquo : Hayato SUMINO - Japan

    3rd award ex æquo : Salih Can GEVREK - Turkay

    4th award Harrison : HERMAN - Australia

    5th award Kristoffer : GYLLING - Finland

    6th award Hoyel : LEE - Corea

    Award À. Scriabine : Salih Can GEVREK - Turkey

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