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.

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 Final.


Rules & Regulations.


Schedule of the competition.


Members of the international jury.


Homstay accommodations can be offered.


Online registration or by mail

Practical informations and concerts booking

All practical informations to attend to the competition and book concerts tickets.

Our Team

About the organizers.


Our generous business partners.


Presentation of the Orchestra.

Edition 2018

News, results, photos, videos, etc.

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 2019 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 2019 list posted on the website, accompanied by an orchestra.

Rules 2019

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 11th 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, 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 2019

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

Leonel MORALES-ALONZO (Espagne-Cuba)

Professor at the higher conservatory of Castellon and at the Sommerakademie of Salzbourg, academeic member of the "academie of fine arts of Santa Isabel of Hungria" at Seville (Spain), born in Cuba, he is a spanish citizen since 1991. He graduated at the university of Havana under the tutelage of Franck Fernandez, student of Victor Merjanov, who was himself a disciple of Samuel Feinberg, he comes from the traditional Russian school of piano. He performed the third cycle of higher studies with Dmitry Voskresensky and Jacov Latainer. Laureate of the Sommerakademie Mozarteum of Salzburg, Guerrero fundation, Jaen, "Ciudad de Manresa", "cidade do porto", Grand Prix au Best Concert Soloist of Korea, «Teresa Carreño», Aosta (Italy), William Kapell, Epinal, Uneac... The only pianist in the world whoas has perforedd during two successive nights the integral of the concertos of S.Rachmaninov, including also the rhapsody on a theme of Paganini. In October 2008 Le seul pianiste au monde qui a interprété durant deux nuits consécutives l’intégrale des concertos de S. Rachmaninov, incluant aussi la Rhapsodie sur un thème de Paganini.En Octobre 2008 il remporte le prix «Tasto D’Argento 2008» (Alexandria – Italy), ce qui a consolidé sa carrière internationale.
Il montre des qualités exceptionnelles dans ses tournées de concerts à travers les USA avec l’Orchestre National d’Espagne et en Allemagne avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de Valencia et l’Orchestre Symphonique de Hambourg.... Son Incroyable concerto de Tchaïkovski a soulevé une ovation instantanée “Héros du jour” (Palm Beach Post).... Le pianiste Espagnol, d’origine cubaine, était le héros de la nuit, avec ses moyens techniques énormes, il joue d’une manière magique chaque note avec beaucoup de facilité.… Il joue du piano avec élégance, discipline et intelligence (Die Rheinpfalz)».Il est invité au jury de nombreux concours internationaux.Léonel Moralès donne des master classes à travers le monde, incluant le Mozarteum à Salzbourg, Korea, Italy, Mexico, France, Belgique... Ses nombreux élèves sont lauréats de plus de 40 concours nationaux et internationaux.

International Jury

Philippe Raskin (Belgique)

Les interprétations du pianiste belge Philippe Raskin sont qualifiées de « généreuses et engagées » (MDM-La libre Belgique). Son jeu montre une «confiance impressionnante» (JK, Mundo Classico). Il a étudié à la Chapelle de Musique royale Reine Elizabeth de Bruxelles et à « l’Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia » de Madrid, avec des professeurs tels que Jean-Claude Van den Eynden, Dmitri Bashkirov et Emanuel Krasovsky. Lauréat de plusieurs compétitions internationales tels que le Concours de Lyon ou « Spanish Composers » de Madrid, il est régulièrement invité à jouer comme soliste ou avec orchestre.
Il enseigne dans des master class dans plusieurs pays et est invité comme membre de jury de plusieurs compétitions internationales. Depuis 2016, il est le directeur artistique du Festival « Résonances Musique de chambre » en France et enseigne au Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles. Il est également directeur artistique du Concours international de Piano « César Franck » à Bruxelles et depuis 2017 membre de la Faculté internationale de Piano de Brescia.

François Durand (France)

François Durand, altiste et chef d’orchestre, débute sa carrière comme alto co-soliste à l’orchestre à cordes de Toulouse-Blagnac. Sans se limiter à l’orchestre, il se produit également en formation de musique de chambre : quatuor à cordes, sonate pour piano et alto dont il exploite … (Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Martinu, Chostakovitch…)
Attiré très tôt par la direction d’orchestre, il fait ses premières armes au conservatoire de Nîmes dans la classe de Gilles Dervieux, puis se perfectionne avec Claude Kesmaecker et Laurent Goossaert.
A Agde, dont il a la direction de l’Ecole Territoriale de Musique depuis 2004 il crée une saison symphonique, fidélisant un public autour des grandes œuvres du répertoire symphonique et lyrique avec un temps fort chaque début d’année : un concert viennois. Dans sa programmation il permet également aux jeunes solistes de se produire avec orchestre (concerto pour piano et orchestre, violon, guitare, saxophone…). Pédagogue, titulaire du CA d’Alto, il a également enseigné alto et musique de chambre aux conservatoires de Béziers et Pau.

Vincenzo BALZANI (Italie)

Pianiste concertiste, Professeur au conservatoire G . Verdi à Milan et Directeur artistique de concours int ernationaux. Après avoir obtenu son diplôme de sciences à l’école secondaire, il a obtenu un diplôme en piano au Conservatoire «Verdi» de Milan sous la direction d’Alberto Mozzati avec les plus grands honneurs. Il a commencé sa carrière de concertiste à l’âge de 14 ans en remportant le Concours National de Piano de La Spezia (ENAL) et «Förster-Memories» à Milan. Au cours de sa carrière Vincenzo Balzani a donné environ 1000 concerts auprès des entreprises les plus importantes, et dans les salles les plus prestigieuses.
Il enseigne actuellement au Conservatoire «G. Verdi «de Milan. Depuis 1974, il est régulièrement invité à participer à des jurys de concours nationaux et internationaux : GB Viotti, Rina Sala Gallo, Pozzoli, Torrefranca, concours de Londres World Piano, AMA Calabria, «Concurso Internacional Compositeurs de España», «Tchaïkovski junior» Kurashiki, Gand, ville de Trévise, Mendelssohn Lecce, etc.). Depuis 2007, il occupe également le poste de professeur de piano à l’Académie Internationale «Mendelssohn» Taurisano.

Yuri BOGDANOV (Russie)

Yuri Bogdanov (Russia) - a professor of Gnessin Russian music academy in Moscow, concert pianist, Honored artist of Russia, Steinway-artist.

Yuri Bogdanov is one of the most gifted pianists of our time. He received wide international recognition, primarily as a performer of music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert and Alexander Scriabin. In 1996, His recording of sonatas and pieces of F.Schubert was recognized by the Viennese F.Schubert institute like the best Schubert’s records in the world, season 1995/1996.

He finished the Moscow State conservatory P.Tchaikovsky. His teachers were A.Artobolevskaya, prof. A.Mndoyants, prof.A.Nasedkin, prof. T.Nikolaeva and prof. M.Voskresensky. Yury Bogdanov was awarded several prizes and ranks of the winner at the international competitions: I.S.Bach in Leipzig 1992 (III Prize), F.Schubert in Dortmund 1993 (II Prize), F.Mendelssohn in Hamburg 1994 (III Prize), F.Schubert in Vienna 1995 (Grand Prix), E. Honens in Calgary (IV Prize), S.Seiler in Kitzingen, 2001 (IV Prize). Y.Bogdanov is the winner of the festival «April spring» in Pyongyang in 2004 and the owner of a special prize at the international competition of pianists in Sydney in 1996. In 1992 the pianist was awarded the 1-st grant A.Scriabin. In Scriabin house-museum in Moscow Yuri Bogdanov in 1989 played his first solo recital. Since then the pianist made concert activity, played more than in 120 cities of Russia and abroad. He had been on concert tours in Albania, Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, North Korea, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA and many other countries. Yuri Bogdanov is the soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic society. The repertoire of the pianist includes solo, chamber m and concerts for piano with orchestra. He had recorded 10 CDs.

Yuri Bogdanov is a professor of Gnessin Russian music academy. His students won a lot of prizes of many international piano competitions. Yuri Bogdanov participated like the member of jury of many international competitions of pianists. The pianist got the honorary title «The honored artist of Russia». «Steinway & Sons» company chose Yuri Bogdanov as the artist of «Steinway». He headed the international organization «Ecology of culture» and international piano festival «Evenings of Art around Moscow» and international festival «Musical Krasnogorsk».

Michael BULYCHEV-OKSER (USA-Estonie)

“ … absolute surprise. One of the best pianists I ever heard. ” - Dmitri Bashkirov, after recital of M.Bulychev-Okser, July 2018. “…the great talent…” - David Dubal, the author of bestseller “Evenings with Horowitz”.

Combining technical brilliance, musical passion, sensibility and special desire to explore new paths and contemporary music, Michael Bulychev-Okser is not only distinctive pianist, but also composer, devoted chamber music player, piano professor, producer and festival organizer. A protégé child, born in a family of prominent Moscow musicians, Michael began his first concert tour at the age 12 to the countries of Mediterranean: performing in Greece, Israel, Egypt and Turkey.
Winner of international competitions in the United States, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Andorra, Bulychev-Okser received numerous Awards: for the Best Interpretation of Spanish music in Andorra, and for the Best Interpretation Special Award for his performance of “Feux Follets” by Franz Liszt. In 2009 he performed a series of 8 concerts in New York, featuring all 32 Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. New York Radio Station - WQXR’s Robert Sherman featured Michael in a performance showcase of Khachaturian's Piano Concerto in D flat.

Since 2011, Michael Bulychev-Okser is an Honored Member of the American Society - Meet the Composer (New York).

A recipient of “Who’s Who in Music” and “Outstanding People of the 20th century” among other awards, Bulychev-Okser gave recitals at the world’s most prominent stages: Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Barge Music (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), La Salle Pleyel (Paris, France), Wigmore Hall (London, United Kingdom), Heichal Hatarbut (Tel Aviv, Israel), The Saal Palace (Alexandria, Greece), IBK Concert Hall (Seoul, South Korea), The Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow, Russia) and Centermex Theater (Monterrey, Mexico).

Michael’s orchestral engagements included performances with Manhattan Philharmonic, Sarah Lawrence Orchestra, Vienna International Orchestra (Austria), Parnassos Symphony (Mexico), and Rutgers University Symphony.

An avid chamber musician, Bulychev-Okser collaborated with: Daniel Pollack, David Dubal, Dmitri Bashkirov, Min Kwon, David Dubal, Robert Lehrbaumer, Aleksander Buzlov, Albert Markov, Antonio di Cristofano, Sergej Stadler, Andreas Frolich, Oxana Yablonskaya, Kynan Johns, Anastasia Kozlova, Alissa Margulis, Borislav Strulev, Anna Shafajinskaja ( leading roles including MET, Concertgebouw, New Zealand etc.), Olga Makarina (Metropolitan Opera), Denia Gavazzeni (Teatro alla Scala), Alla Aranovskaya and other notable musicians.

Bulychev-Okser's discography includes recording of Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata, and Granados's Goyeskas (RCA label). Bulychev-Okser's recent solo album was released on Germany’s Neue Sterne Classical Artists Label, featuring Piano Transcriptions by various composers.

Combining extensive performance activity with producing international events, Bulychev-Okser is a frequent Guest Artist, Piano Professor and Jury member at prestigious music festivals and competitions in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Poland, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, China, Singapore, South Korea, Serbia, Ukraine, Israel, Greece, Egypt, and Georgia.

As a teacher, starting from his 18th years old, he developed an unique own patented method, based on traditional art of piano playing and a new system in order to trigger inner imagination and to think in music interdependently, building a powerful creative intellect. The combination of this approach alongside with the art of Russian school of piano playing helped many young performers to gain prizes at international competitions worldwide.

Bulychev-Okser is a Founder and Artistic Director of George Gershwin International Music Competition in New York, and Alion Baltic International Music Festival in Estonia-Latvia-Finland, the largest classical music festival in the Baltic Region with a mission of giving young musicians possibility to perform and gain new experience, learning from legendary masters.

An alumnus of The Juilliard School, Michael Bulychev-Okser is a visiting Piano Professor at New York University. Recent engagements include solo recital at Carnegie Hall, concert tour in Italy, solo recital at the prestigious Chinese Cultural Center in Singapore, performances with Sankt-Peterburg and Alion Baltic string quartets, collaborating with Sergei Stadler, Anastasia Kozlova, Alissa Margulis, Alexander Buzlov among others.

Edward AMBARTSUMYAN (Arménie)

Edward Ambartsumyan est né en 1965 à Erevan (Arménie). Pianiste de formation, il reçoit en 1992 au Conservatoire National Komitas de Erevan le diplôme dans la spécialité « Composition » et en 1993 le diplôme de « Chef d’orchestre d’opéra et d’orchestre symphonique ». Il est déjà lauréat du Concours des jeunes compositeurs d’Union Soviétique de Moscou en 1988.
Dès 1989 pendant ses études et jusqu’en 1993, Monsieur Ambartsumyan dirige, comme chef principal, l’orchestre de Chambre du Conservatoire d’Etat, et prend la direction de l’Orchestre symphonique de la Radio-Télévision d’Arménie en 1991. Parallèlement, il dirige l’orchestre de l’Opéra national où il présente les opéras « La Bohême », « Carmen », « Rigoletto», ainsi que les ballets « Spartacus », « Le Sacre du Printemps » ou « l’Oiseau de feu ». Il obtient en 1993 le poste de chef de l’Orchestre de Chambre de Bryansk qui devient en 2011 l’Orchestre Symphonique du Gouvernorat de Bryansk, avec lequel il effectue régulièrement des tournées en Europe et en Russie.
Il est récompensé en 2005 du titre d’Artiste émérite de la Fédération de Russie et est régulièrement le chef invité des meilleurs orchestres symphoniques de Russie, de plusieurs pays d’Europe, d’Arménie et de Biélorussie.
Le centre international des biographies de l’Université de Cambridge (Grande- Bretagne) a répertorié Edward Ambartsumyan dans son Anthologie mondiale des «Noms du 21ème siècle».

Svetlana EGANIAN (France)

Svetlana Egania s’est formée au Conservatoire Supérieur Tchaïkovski de Moscou auprès de prestigieux professeurs tels que Bella Davidivich (1er Prix du 1er Concours Chopin de Varsovie en 1949) et Zinaida Ignatieva, disciple de Samuel Feinberg, contemporain et ami d’Alexandre Scriabine. Lauréate de quatre premiers Prix (Soliste-concertiste, Chambriste, Pédagogue, et Accompagnateur-partenaire des chanteurs d’opéras) décerné par un jury composé de membres éminents de l’Ecole russe : Tatiana NICOLAEVA, Dmitri Bachkirov, Evgueni Malinin, Lev Naoumov et Sergey Dorenski, elle s’installe en France, et, depuis 1981, enseigne au CNSMD de Lyon.
En 1990, elle fonde l’Académie internationale d’été «Appassionata» . Passionnée par la musique et la découverte des talents, elle consacre beaucoup de son temps aux jeunes pianistes du monde entier et donne des master class et concerts au profit de diverses institutions. Directrice Artistique de l’Académie de Musique «Alizés» à Rabat au Maroc pendant 5 ans, elle mène toujours une action pédagogique et artistique en Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante, Martinique, Russie, Lituanie et Italie. Elle poursuit parallèlement sa carrière de concertiste et donne de nombreux concerts en France et à l’étranger avec ses fidèles partenaires : Mark Drobinsky (violoncelle), Georges Wanis (ténor), Yolande Kouznetsov (duo de piano à 4 mains), François Durand (alto). Elle s’est produite sous la baguette des Maestros tels le regretté Jean-Luc Balthazar (Belgique), François Durand (France), Edward Ambartsumyan (Russie) et Christian Fitzner (Allemagne) et a aussi collaboré avec d’autres musiciens renommés tels que Dong-Suk Kang (violon), Hartmut Rohde (alto), Michael Wolf (contrebasse) et les violoncellistes Frans Helmerson, Philippe Muller et Young Chang Cho. Ses différents enregistrements discographiques (Chopin, Liszt, Grieg , Scriabine) ont reçu les louanges de la presse (4 Etoiles dans le «Monde de la Musique» et un Diapason d’Or) : « virtuosité impeccable, sa technique impressionnante, doublées d’une clarté de vision et d’une grande sensibilité lui permettent d’aller au plus profond de l’âme des œuvres.» Michel Le Naour (Le Monde de la Musique).
Toujours soucieuse de créer une émulation entre les jeunes pianistes de talent, c’est en 2009 qu’elle crée le Concours International de Piano de Lyon, qui en quelques années, attire à Lyon un nombre croissant de candidats du meilleur niveau, venant du monde entier. Svetlana Eganian est elle-même invitée comme membre ou présidente de jury dans plusieurs concours prestigieux en Italie, Allemagne, Espagne, Russie, Lituanie, Belgique, Ukraine et Serbie, ce qui participe à la promotion de la ville de Lyon et de la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, sur le plan culturel et artistique.


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.

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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€

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

Videos 2018

1st prize and public award: Elizaveta Kliuchereva - Russia

2nd prize: Konstantin Khachikyan - Russia

3rd prize: Young Sun Choi - Korea

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

  • 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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    Press articles

    Videos of 2019 edition

    Introduction of 2019 edition

    Videos of 2018 edition

    1st price Elizaveta Kliuchereva

    2nd price Konstantin Khachikyan

    3rd price Young Sun Choi

    Vidéos edition 2014

    1st price Pavel Yeletskiy

    2nd price Min Jun Kim

    3rd price ex aequo Igor Andreev

    3rd price ex aequo Jun Ishimura

    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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