In 13 years, the International Piano Competition of Lyon (France) has attracted about 700 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 2022

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

2022 Poster

See the 2022 contest poster

Booking and pratical informations

Attend the competition by booking your places. You will also find all the practucal information related to the organisation.


Program to prepare for the competition.


List of Set Works for the Final.


Rules & Regulations.


Prizes and award of the GPIPL


Schedule of the competition.

2022 new

Mandatory work


Members of the international jury.


Homstay accommodations can be offered.


Online or mail registration

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.

2021 Edition

Video and laureats of the 2021 edition.

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.


All the videos of the contest

2022 competition program

First round online: Free program from 15-20 min, including an original piece of J.S.Bach and a virtuoso study. Complete with one or more pieces of your choice. Send your performance via Youtube video link (or any other streaming platform). Please see regulations paragraph 10 about the 1st round online, and read carefully the entire rules.

Semi-Final: Free program from 22 to 25 minutes. It is possible to include one of the works recorded for the 1st round in the program of the Semi-Final or Final-Recital.

Final-Recital: Free program of 45-55 minutes, composed of works of the candidate's choice, different from the previous rounds. Mandatory including a work by Alexandre Scriabin, the mandatory following work: piano sonata in A minor of Alexey Shor (arr. by Mikhail Pletnev) (you can also download the partition in the "new" section) and the 1st movement of the concerto that the candidate has chosen for his performance (among the list of concertos proposed by Artistic Direction of competition). For this test, the candidate will be accompanied on the second piano by a professional accompanist - Mr. Nobuyoshi Shima or M. Pavel Kachnov, laureat of the first prize of the 2017 edition of the Lyon international piano contest.

Final-Concerto: The Concerto presented by the laureats, this time played in full with Symphonic Orchestra or accopagnied with a second piano in case of the unavailability of the orchestra due to the sanitary context.

Rules 2022

Rules of Lyon's international Piano Competition update (please read with care)

Because of the sanitary situation due to Covid19, the artistic management of the competition has decided to organize the first round of the competition "online".
There won't be any pre-selection in 2022!
The 1st round will occur through YouTube-link (see paragraph section 10: rule of the 1st round "online").

1. The Lyon's international Piano Competition is organized by the association "Grand Prix international de Piano de Lyon" (GPIPL), ruled according to 1901 French law, without lucrative purpose.

2. The LIPC is open to pianists of all nationalities, aged from 17 to 35 on the registration day. 3. The registration is open from January 1st 2022.

4. The Deadline for registration and submission of the complete file and the YouTube link of the first Round must be send before and up to the 1st of April 2022, at midnight.

5. Registration:
>online registration on the site
>by mail by sending the complete file (see details below) and the YouTube link of the first round to the address: .
Please download the registration form from the website, complete it in capital letters and attach to your file with proof of payment. Applicants must complete the online registration form and send the following documents to have a complete file before April 1st 2022, at midnight:
* Registration form
* Curriculum Vitae in English and French, 10 lines maximum (pdf)
* Picture high definition jpeg (2 Mo maximum)
* Copy of passport (pdf)
* Complete programs of all rounds, indicating timing of each pieces (pdf) * the payment proof of registration fees of 115€ (pdf)
* YouTube link of the 1st round

6. Banking costs are on charge of candidates

7. Registration fees (115€) can be paid :
- by banking transfer (international transfer) to the following bank account

Crédit Mutuel
34, rue du Wacken
67482 Strasbourg (France)
Code IBAN : FR76 1027 8073 1200 0205 8310 119
To the benefit of : Grand Prix International de Piano de Lyon

- with Paypal on the website
- with a bank check for French residents, on benefit of GPIPL.

8. A candidacy can only be confirmed after the reception of the corresponding application fee.

9. Registration fee will not be refunded or postponed under any circumstances.

10. Please read carefully the rules of the First round (online):
* Free program of 15-20 minutes, including compulsorily an original piece of J.S Bach and a virtuoso study. The applicant can complete with one or more pieces of their choice.
* The video must have been recorded in 2022 especially for the LIPC. The face and hands of the applicant must be visible in the same frame without any special effect (zoom and others.)
It must be sent as a unique link without cuts, as a live performance.
* The video must not be edited (neither video nor audio). Every edited video disqualifies automatically the applicant.
* The video must be uploaded to an online service where they must be streamed without downloading (YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.).
* A YouTube link fits us perfectly. However, it is the responsibility of the candidate to check that the link is online and viewable after submission until the announcement of the 1st round results. Video files including date limits like "We transfer" are forbidden. DVD is not accepted as well.
* According to present circumstances, the record can be done on upright piano with a smartphone. The candidates won't be penalized by the quality of their instrument or record.
* Note: if the link is not sent before April 1st 2022 midnight, the candidate will automatically be disqualified and registration fees won't be refunded.
* The 1st round results will be announced on April 7st 2022 on the website , in order to let enough time to the semi-finalists to prepare their trip to Lyon.
* candidates are admitted to the semifinals, which takes place on July 5th and 6th 2022 at the Regional Conservatory of Lyon.

11. Rules for the final-recital, to read carefuly : Free program of 45-55 minutes, composed of works of the candidate's choice, different from the previous rounds. Mandatory including a work by Alexandre Scriabin, the mandatory following work: piano sonata in A minor of Alexey Shor (arr. by Mikhail Pletnev) (you can also download the partition in the "new" section) and the 1st movement of the concerto that the candidate has chosen for his performance, (among the list of concertos proposed by Artistic Direction of competition). For this test, the candidate will be accompanied on the second piano by a professional accompanist - Mr. Nobuyoshi Shima or M. Pavel Kachnov, laureat of the first prize of the 2017 edition of the Lyon international piano contest.

12. Travel and accommodation costs are on charge of candidates. However, there is a possibility for all semifinalists who request it to get a free accommodation in a host family, according to what is possible. For this, you must make the request by e-mail to Mrs Hélène Balligand :, coordinator of host families (please send a copy to : As the number of accommodations is limited, requests will be processed within the limits of availability.

13. All applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who will be fully responsible of the applicant throughout the contest period. If the adult is not one of the applicant's parents, a signed parental authorization must be attached to the registration file.

14. All candidates who take part to the semi-final will receive a semi-finalist diploma upon request to

15. The competition has the right to request complementary information to any candidate.

16. The candidates can change their programs of semi-final or final till May 20th 2022, last delay.

17. The timing of each piece must be indicated!

18. The jury reserves the right to cut short a candidate's performance if the scheduled time for the test is exceeded.

19. The jury will be composed of musicians of international fame: concert pianists and teachers, conductors, artistic agents, producers, etc.

20. If a candidate is studying with a member of the jury, that member of the jury cannot be allowed to vote for.

21. The name of candidate’s teacher/professor is not printed in the program for the jury.

22. The jury is the only one who can give an award, except for the Public Prize.

23. The decision of the jury is final and will not be subjected to reviews or appeals.

24. In case of equality, the jury proceeds a second vote. The vote of jury is transparent, displayed and visible for all.

25. All performances are open for public within the limit of the number of places available.

26. In case of withdrawal, the applicant must inform the management of the competition by mail to

27. All pieces must be performed by heart, except for contemporary pieces, after a personal request and approval by the artistic direction of the competition ( )

28. Candidates can include one of the pieces they have recorded on the 1st round in semi-final program or final-recital program.

29. Candidates are solely responsible for visa applications. A letter of invitation to the Competition can be provided upon request. The visa application should be addressed to the relevant embassy or consulate.

30. The GPIPL association, organizer of the competition, owns a "Civil Liability" insurance which covers the costs in the event of incidents or accidents occurring to participants during the period of the Competition. However, this insurance does not in any way cover parents or accompanying persons. Candidates are advised to check their personal insurance as well as those of accompanying persons in order to guarantee the necessary cover outside the Competition.

31. Candidates must be available for any interview, video recording or meeting in relation with the competition. The presence of all finalists is required at the Gala concert and rewards ceremony.

32. Candidates release, in favor of the competition, all rights to capture, broadcast and recording of any kind, for an indefinite period, made during the Contest. Applicants consent to subsequent uses of the recordings. Participation in the Competition constitutes the agreement of all candidates. A copy of the recording can be given to candidates who have previously provided a USB key of at least 4 GB.

33. The entry in the competition implies the acceptance of the present rules without any reservation.

34. Failure to comply with one or more rules of these regulations will result in the disqualification of the candidate. The decision cannot be contested.

35. Photocopies of scores are prohibited under the laws in force (Law of 11/3/1957 art. 425 of penal code)

36. In case of differences between translations, only the French version will prevail.

37. Rules may be subject to any change without notice.

Planning - 2022

Candidates from all over the world, aged between 17 and 35, will compete for the 2022 edition. The course of the event will be structured in three phases.

1) Before Thursday April 1, 2022 for the 1st round, the candidates sent their registration file including the recording on YouTube link of a virtuoso study and an original work by JS Bach, completed by works by their choice. Total of 15 to 20 minutes maximum. The results of this first round will be published on April 7.

2) At the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Lyon (4, montée Cardinal Decourtray - Lyon 5th)

July 4: - 2.p.m.: reception of the candidates of the 13th International Piano Competition of Lyon
- 7.30 p.m. .: The Opening concert given by Yuri Bogdanov, President of the Jury, in the Debussy room

July 5 - 6: -9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Semi-final Salle Debussy. The successful candidates propose their program (from 22 to 25 minutes) which can use one of the works recorded for the first round

July 7: -9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Final-Recital:
The 6 selected candidates will present a free program of 45-55 minutes including obligatorily one work of Alexandre Scriabin, the mandatory work Sonata for piano in A minor Alexey Shor (arr. by Mikhail Pletnev) and the 1st movement of the concerto that the candidate has chosen for his performance, (among the list of concertos proposed by Artistic Direction of competition). For this test, the candidate will be accompanied on the second piano by a professional accompanist - Mr. Nobuyoshi Shima or M. Pavel Kachnov, laureat of the first prize of the 2017 edition of the Lyon international piano contest.

-4pm to 4.45pm: Deliberations and announcement of the three winners for the Gala evening the next day

-6pm: The concert given by the Artistic Directors of the Lyon International Competition, Yolande Kouznetsov and Svetlana Eganian and by a Spanish candidate of the Maria Canals competition in Barcelona as part of a partnership between the two Competitions

3) At the Lyon Labor Exchange – Albert Thomas hall (205 Place Guichard - Lyon 3ème)

July 8: - 7:30 p.m. .: La Finale-concerto
-The Gala evening during which the three winners selected the day before play the full concerto they prepared, accompanied by the BRYANSK Governorate Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Edward Ambartsumyan or accompanied on the 2nd piano by Nobuyoshi Shima (or Pavel Kachnov)

-Voting for the “Audience Award”. The public vote is transparent, displayed and visible to all.

-The Jury's deliberation with an equally transparent vote, announced on stage. During this final deliberation, the young singer Olena Pognoievska will perform for the second time on a French stage, accompanied by the orchestra of the Governorate of Bryansk.

-The Award ceremony and the closing cocktail reserved for VIPs, members of the jury, host families and candidates.

Jury 2022

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 the jury

Youri Bogdanov (Russia)

Yuri Bogdanov est professeur de l'académie de musique russe Gnessin à Moscou, concertiste, artiste Honoré de Russie, artiste Steinway. C’est l'un des pianistes les plus doués de notre époque. Il a reçu une large reconnaissance internationale, principalement en tant qu'interprète de la musique de J.S.Bach, F.Schubert et A.Scriabin. En 1996, Son enregistrement de sonates et pièces de F.Schubert a été reconnu par l'institut viennois F.Schubert comme les meilleurs disques de Schubert au monde, saison 1995/1996. Il a terminé le conservatoire d'État de Moscou P.I.Tchaïkovski avec les professeurs A.Artobolevskaya, prof.A.Mndoyants, prof.A.Nasedkin, prof.T.Nikolaeva et prof.M. Voskresensky. Yury Bogdanov a reçu plusieurs prix et grades de lauréat lors de grands concours. En 1992, il a reçu la 1ère bourse A.Scriabine. Dans la maison-musée Scriabine à Moscou, il a joué en 1989 son premier récital en solo. Depuis lors, le pianiste a joué en concert en Russie et dans de très nombreux pays. Il est le soliste de la société philharmonique académique d'État de Moscou. Il a participé comme membre de jury à de nombreux concours internationaux et a dirigé l'organisation internationale « Ecologie de la culture » et le festival international de piano « Soirées d'art autour de Moscou » ainsi que le festival international « Musical Krasnogorsk ».

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.

Giuliano Adorno (Italia)

Giuliano Adorno, diplômé en Piano sous la direction du Maestro Antonio Di Cristofano, s'est spécialisé à Paris à l'Ecole Normale “A. Cortot” et plus tard à Madrid avec le maestro Leonel Morales. Il a obtenu des prix et des distinctions dans plus de 30 concours nationaux et internationaux de piano, en Italie, en Espagne et dans d’autres pays d’Europe. Il a donné des concerts pour des institutions italiennes et étrangères et a joué dans des Salles renommées. Ses dernières apparitions comprennent une tournée au Japon et un concert au Parc Lazienki de Varsovie pour la Société Chopin. Son répertoire comprend de nombreux auteurs, œuvres pour piano, musique de chambre et concertos pour piano et orchestre : Mozart, Gerschwin, Rachmaninov, Beethoven Liszt, entre autres. Depuis 2012, il est directeur artistique du Orbetello Piano Festival et depuis 2017, il est le fondateur et directeur artistique du Concours international de piano Orbetello.

Philippe Raskin (Belgian)

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.

Florian Koltun (Germany)

Le pianiste et directeur musical allemand Florian Koltun a étudié à l'université de musique de Cologne et de Trossingen avec le professeur Ilja Scheps et Tomislav Baynov. Il a également eu des Masterclass avec des professeurs prestigieux comme B. L. Gelber ou G. Rosenberg. Son travail de concertiste actif a commencé à l'âge de 14 ans alors qu'il se faisait déjà remarquer en remportant plusieurs premiers prix (Jugend Musiziert-Genf, Concours Bach-Köthen). Il est lauréat de plusieurs concours internationaux de piano. Florian Koltun est régulièrement invité dans divers lieux de concert bien connus en Europe et en Asie En tant que soliste, il est apparu avec de nombreux orchestres célèbres, parmi lesquels l'Orchestre philharmonique de Wuhan, Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Kammerphilharmonie St. Petersburg, Zagreb Soloists, Berliner Camerata sous la direction de chefs reconnus. Florian Koltun est fondateur et directeur artistique du festival international de piano à Geilenkirchen en Allemagne. Il est souvent invité en tant que membre de jury dans de nombreux concours internationaux de piano.

Hervé Billaut (France)

Né à Villefranche-sur-Saône, Hervé Billaud entre au Conservatoire de Lyon à l'âge de dix ans. Il poursuit ses études au Conservatoire de Paris, où il est élève des classes de Germaine Mounier (piano), Jean Hubeau (musique de chambre), Jeanine Rueff et Bernard de Crépy (écriture). Hervé Billaut remporte un Grand Prix au « Concours Marguerite Long » (1983), et se distingue dans de nombreux concours internationaux. Il s'est produit en France (Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées), en Espagne (Teatro Real de Madrid), et sur tous les continents, notamment en Amérique du Sud et en Asie. Il a collaboré avec les chorégraphes Jean-Christophe Maillot, John Neumeier et Roland Petit en tant que soliste des Ballets de Monte Carlo et se produit régulièrement au Festival de La Roque-d'Anthéron, à Grenade, Paris, Toulouse et à La Folle Journée de Nantes. Il est directeur artistique des Rendez-vous de Rochebonne.

Paolo Francese (Italia)

Paolo Francese a commencé à étudier le piano à l'âge de sept ans. Il entre aux Conservatoires d'État italiens où il obtient son diplôme Magna cum laude en piano. Il a suivi des masterclasses de piano avec des artistes de renom et a obtenu le doctorat en interprétation au piano avec les plus hautes notes, les honneurs et une mention spéciale. Lauréat de plusieurs concours nationaux et internationaux de piano, Paolo Francese entame très tôt une brillante carrière de concertiste, tant comme soliste que dans divers ensembles de musique de chambre, en Italie et à l'étranger. Également régulièrement invité par des théâtres prestigieux, des festivals de musique à se produire avec orchestre, il a réussi au fil des années à établir d'excellentes relations avec les musiciens, les associations musicales et les institutions du monde entier. Il est fréquemment invité à participer en tant que jury de concours nationaux et internationaux de piano. Il est promoteur et directeur artistique du Festival International de Piano « PianoSolo », et du Querceto International Piano Festival & Masterclasses en Toscane (Italie). Également impliqué dans la divulgation de la musique nouvelle, il a participé à quelques premières exécutions d'œuvres contemporaines. Il enseigne le piano dans les écoles de musique d'État italiennes et organise des masterclasses de piano pour des institutions et organisations musicales du monde entier.


Host family (free of charges)

After you have succeeded the first round online, you have the opportunity to stay at host family in Lyon. Please contact first Mme Eganian (, and after Mme Balligand, our host family 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


Hôtel Axotel Lyon Perrache
12 Rue Marc-Antoine Petit, 69002 Lyon
tel : +33 (0)4 72 77 70 70

Email registration

Instructions :
1) Download the application form
2) Follow the instructions mentioned inside the application form
3) Send your application at :
4) You can pay with the paypal button below or by any way mentionned in application form or in rules. Please specify the name of the candidate in your proof of payment.

Online registration

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Our team

Svetlana EGANIAN

President and artistic director - general organisation


Co-director - practice rooms scheduling - candidates presentation to the jury


Vice president


Treasurer and technical and audiovisual management

Françoise CHAILLOL

Financial director and accountant

André Cuerq

Logistic and organisation - general ressources management - safety management


Donor and press management

Jacqueline CHEVALIER

Secretary in charge of communication and of the relashionship with festivals and medias

Christian RORDORF

Audio recording


Host families management

Pierre-Michel BRUNEL

Graphic design and infography


Programs formatting and redaction

Jahnvi Pananchikal

External benevolent, ponctual mission for donor research


They support us...


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”.

The Finale-concerto

The Gala evening during which the 3 selected laureats of the day before play fully the concerto they prepared, accompagnied by the Bryansk symphonic orchestra under the leadership of Edward Ambartsumyan or accompagnied by a second piano by M. Nobuyoshi Shima (or M. Pavel Kachnov) in case of the unavailability of the orchestra for sanitary reasons.

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.

Nobutoshi Shima (Japan - France) - pianiste accompagnateur du concours

Nobuyoshi Shima is a composer, accompanist of the singing class at Lyon CNSMD, music director and singing chief of the lyrical department of Cécile De Boever, singing chief at the voice center of Voix Rhône-Alpes, redactor-translator at Nihongakufu-Shuppansha (musical edition company in Tokyo). Every year, he accompanies the candidates during the final recital for the first choosen concerto.

Awards granted for 2022 edition

1st award - 5000€

2nd award - 2500€

3rd award - 1500€ - Offered by Madam Geneviève Baud

4th award - 750€ - Prix Jean-Paul Sevilla (Pianiste Concertiste Français)

5th award - 500€ - Offered by Offert par Jacqueline Chevalier et André Cuerq

6th award - 300€ - Offered by Offert par Jérôme Brossette

Public award : gift

Alexandre Scriabine prize : 300€ - Prize Svetlana Eganian

Special prize for the best interpretation of Alexey Shor's sonata for piano in A minor (arr. by Mikhail Pletnev): 2000 €

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)
AMRIEV (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 2022

Opening concert given by Yuri Bogdanov on Monday 4th of July 2022 at 7.30p.m, room Debussy, District conservatory of Lyon, 4 montée Cardinal Decourtray - 69005 LYON

Finale recital: Thursday 7th of July 2022, from 9a.m to 4p.m le jeudi 7 juillet 2022 de 9h à 16h room Debussy, District conservatory of Lyon, 4 montée Cardinal Decourtray - 69005 LYON

Concert of the artistic director of the competition and of the Laureat of the Barcelona Maria Canals piano competition in a context of a partnership : thursday 7th July 2022 at 6p.m, room Debussy, District conservatory of Lyon, 4 montée Cardinal Decourtray - 69005 LYON.

Gala evening with the final concerto of the three laureats and lyrical song with the soprano Olena Pognoievska, all accompagnied by the Bryansk Orchestra or by a second piano if the orchestra would be unavailable for sanitary reason, on Friday 8th of July 2022 at 9.30p.m at the room Albert Thomas, Bourse du Travail de Lyon – 205 place Guichard Lyon 5ème

2020 press file

Download 2020 press file

Press articles

Videos of 2021 edition

Presentation video of the previous edition

1st prize Mariamna SHERLING - Norway

2nd prize Anna LEYERER - Russia

3rd prize Ji-Hyang GWAK - South Korea

2021 youtube channel of GPIPL

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

Presentation video of the last edition

Presentation video of the previous edition

2021 Laureats

1e prize Mariamna SHERLING (N°19)- Norway
2e prize Anna LEYERER (N°3) - Russia
3e prize Ji-Hyang GWAK (N°6) - South Korea
4e prize Jaeyoung LEE (N°20) - South Korea
5e prize Jeongro PARK (N°36) - South Korea
6e prize Gihoon YOON (N°14) - South Korea

Special prizes

Scriabine prize : Mariamna SHERLING
The favorite of KNS classical (disc record) : Mariamna SHERLING
The favorite fo Lyon Chopin association (concerts commitment) : Ji-Hyang GWAK - South Korea
Concert commitment with our parrtner "le Festival Sand Chopin at La Seyne sur Mer" and the festival "Nouveaux Talents de Villers sur Mer".

Poster of 2022 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 8th.

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

    Mandatory work for the final recital

    The sonata for piano in A minor of Alexey Shor (arr. by Mikhail Pletnev)

    The International Piano Competition of Lyon 2022 makes part of the prestigious 14 ways to the final stage of the "Classic Piano" International Piano Competition which will be held in 2024 in Dubai. ( The best 5 participants from each of these 14 competitions will be invited to participate in the final stage of the "Classic Piano" International Piano Competition 2024.

    The sonata for piano in A minor, Performed by Mikhail Pletnev (World premiere)

    Dubaï international piano competition

    The 5th winners of the 2022 edition of the international piano competition of Lyon will be invited to participate to the international piano competition of Dubai.

    Semi-finalists 2021

    By alphabetical order :

    AN Kieun - South Korea
    BERNARD Kim - France
    BOGDANOV Daniil - Russia
    CHAN Yi-Chen - Taiwan
    DORNIK Nadja - Serbia
    DOUTNEY Dominic - UK
    GWAK Ji-Hyang - South Korea
    HAN Hee Jun - South Korea
    HEO Danbi - South Korea
    HWANG Jiwon - South Korea
    ICHIMURA Hikari - Japan
    IRANKHAH Adrien - France
    JEONG Soyeong - South Korea
    KEPES Ivan - Hungary
    KEPES Olivér - Hungary
    KHANDOKI Uladislau - R. of Belarus
    KIGUCHI Yuto - Japan
    KIM MeeJi - South Korea
    KIM Song-Ha - South Korea
    KUROSAKI Takumi - Japan
    KUROSAWA Ami - Japan
    LEE Beor - South Korea
    LEE Jaeyoung - South Korea
    LEE Mervyn - Singapore
    LESHKIN Andrei - Russia
    LEYERER Anna - Russia
    LI Dongfang - China
    LIN Harvey - UK
    LIN Peng - China
    MADJAR Alexandre - France
    MATINYAN Gevorg - R. of Armenia
    NOH Suryeon - South Korea
    OSINTSEVA Natalia - Russia
    PARK Jeongro - South Korea
    SEGAL Alexandra - Israel
    SHERLING Mariamna - Russia
    SONG Minhyuk - South Korea
    STEPANOV Igor - Russia
    VENISSAC Pierre - France
    YAMAKAWA Mitsuru - Japan
    YERAM Park - South Korea
    YOON Gihoon - South Korea
    YOON Jeong Hyun - South Korea

    All the participants by video - 2021

    In alphabetical order :

    AN Kieun - South Korea
    BACK Minjae - South Korea
    BASS Orlando - France
    BERNARD Kim - France
    BOGDANOV Daniil - Russia
    BRAUN Susanna - Swiss
    BÜYÜK Ferhat Can - R. of Turkey
    CHAN Yi-Chen - Taiwan
    CHARRIERE Edouard - France
    CHIA-YANG Hsu - Taiwan
    CHOI Selin - South Korea
    DOMANI Tomer - Israel
    DORNIK Nadja - Serbia
    DOUTNEY Dominic - UK
    DYACHENKO Eduard - Russia
    FAURE Pierre - France
    GWAK Ji-Hyang - South Korea
    HAN Hee Jun - South Korea
    HEO Danbi - South Korea
    HIKARI Sahara - Japan
    HWANG Jiwon - South Korea
    ICHIMURA Hikari - Japan
    INOUE Kiyoko - Japan
    IRANKHAH Adrien - France
    JEON Seyoon - South Korea
    JEONG Soyeong - South Korea
    KAMEI Ayano - Japan
    KEPES Ivan - Hungary
    KEPES Olivér - Hungary
    KHANDOKI Uladislau - R. of Belarus
    KIGUCHI Yuto - Japan
    KIM Eunhei - South Korea
    KIM MeeJi - South Korea
    KIM Song-Ha - South Korea
    KUROSAKI Takumi - Japan
    KUROSAWA Ami - Japan
    KUSONOKI Aiko - Japan
    LEE Beor - South Korea
    LEE Jaeyoung - South Korea
    LEE Mervyn - Singapore
    LEE Sehyeon - South Korea
    LESHKIN Andrei - Russia
    LEYERER Anna - Russia
    LI Dongfang - China
    LI Qing - China
    LIN Harvey - UK
    LIN Peng - China
    LIU Chieh Hsi - China
    MADJAR Alexandre - France
    MALTSEV Aleksandr - Russia
    MATINYAN Gevorg - R. of Armenia
    NOH Suryeon - South Korea
    ON Seokmin - USA
    OSINTSEVA Natalia - Russia
    PARK Hyeonki - South Korea
    PARK Jeongro - South Korea
    PARK Y Yeonwoo - South Korea
    SAIENKO Danylo - Ukraina
    SAIKI Rena - Japan
    SEGAL Alexandra - Israel
    SHERLING Mariamna - Russia
    SONG Minhyuk - South Korea
    STEPANOV Igor - Russia
    VENISSAC Pierre - France
    YAMAKAWA Mitsuru - Japan
    YERAM Park - South Korea
    YOON Gihoon - South Korea
    YOON Jeong Hyun - South Korea

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