In 14 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.

2023 Edition

A week of classical festival at the heart of Lyon.

4th - 8th of July 2023

2023 results

Results of 2023 edition


Online or mail registration


The 2023 lauretas will have the chance to be accompanied by the chamber orchestra « les virtuoses »


Members of the jury

Competition program

List of proposed concertos for the final


Contest rules to acknowledge


Host families accommodation solutions are proposed to the candidates.

Our team

Team of the contest


Our partners

Press section

Press articles and pictures of the competition

Previous editions

Results historic and jurys over time.


Contest videos

2023 Poster

Poster of the 2023 edition

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 2023

Due to the health situation, the Artistic Direction has decided to:
- The 1st round of the Competition directly online by YouTube link. (See paragraph 10 "Rules of the First Round Online" below).
- Without pre-selection (for the 2023 edition) !

1. The Lyon International Piano Competition (CIPL) is organized by the association Grand Prix International de Piano de Lyon (GPIPL), which is a non-profit association "Law 1901".

2. The CIPL is open to pianists of any nationality, aged between 16 and 30 at the beginning of the competition.

3. Registration is open from 1 January 2023.

4. The deadline for registration, sending the complete file and the Youtube link of the First round is set for April 1, 2023 midnight.

5. Registration:
online at
by email to: email: accompanied by the complete file (see the list below) and the YouTube link of the 1st round.
The following documents should be attached to this file (before midnight on 1 April 2023):
- The registration form to download;, to be completed in capital letters
- A CV in English and French of 10 lines maximum (PDF format) - A high definition photo (jpeg format of 4 MB maximum)
- A photocopy of the passport (PDF format)

- The complete program of all the tests, with timing of each work (PDF format)
- Proof of payment of the registration fee of 120 € (PDF format) Important: Indicate the candidate's name for each payment method!
- The Youtube link of the 1st round.

6. Bank charges shall be borne by the candidates.

7. The registration fee of 120 € must be paid :
- or by international transfer to the bank account whose references are indicated below :
Crédit Mutuel 34 Wacken Street
67482 Strasbourg (France)
IBAN code: FR76 1027 8073 1200 0205 8310 119
Beneficiary: Grand Prix International de Piano de Lyon
- or by PayPal 125 € (fees PayPal included) on the site
- or by cheque payable to the GPIPL (for French residents only).

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

9. The registration fee will not be refunded or deferred for any reason.

10. Rules of the First Round (online) to read carefully:
- Free program of 15 to 20 minutes maximum, necessarily including an original work by J.S. Bach and a virtuoso study. The program can be completed by one or more works of the candidate's choice!
Careful :
- The video must be recorded in 2022 or 2023 and preferably especially for the Lyon International Piano Competition. The video must be sent in a single link or three at most without cuts to inside the works, like a live performance. The face and the hands must be visible in the same angle and without special effects like zooms and others.
- A Youtube link is perfect, however it is the responsibility of the candidate to check that this link is available online from the registration and until the announcement of the results of the 1st round.
- Given the current circumstances, recordings can be made on an upright piano, with a smartphone. Candidates will not be penalized by the quality of their instrument or recording.
- Warning : if the link is not sent by midnight on April 1st at the latest, the candidate is automatically disqualified and his registration fee is not refunded.
- The results of the 1st round will be announced on 7 April 2023 on the website to give the semi-finalists enough time to prepare their trip to Lyon.

11. Rules of the Semi-Final : the Semi-Final will take place on 5 and 6 July 2023 at the Palais de Mutualité, Salle Edouard Herriot de Lyon 1 place Antonin Jutard 69003 Lyon. Free program of 22-25 minutes that can contain a work of the 1st round.

12. Rules of the Final - Recital on the 7th of July 2023
6 or 7 finalists. Free program of 45-50 minutes, composed of works different from the previous rounds and necessarily including one or more works by Spanish composers and the 1st movement of the concerto that the candidate has chosen for his performance in the list of concertos proposed for the year 2023. For this event, the candidate will be accompanied on the second piano by Mr. Nobuyoshi Shima. Final concerto on July 8th 2023 - The 3 winners will play the concerto entirely

13. Travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the candidates, however for all semi-finalists who so wish, there is a possibility of accommodation with host families, depending on availability. It's a free service! To benefit from it, please contact Ms. Hélène Balligand, coordinator of the host families network by email: copy: As the number of accommodations is limited, requests will be processed within the limits of availability.

14. All entrants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who will be fully responsible for the minor throughout the Contest period. If the adult is not one of the candidate's parents, a signed parental authorization must be attached to the registration file.

15. All candidates who participate in the Semi-Final will receive a semi-finalist diploma on stage, at the end of their performances.

16. The Competition management reserves the right to request additional information from any candidate.

17. Candidates have the possibility to change their Semi-Final and Finals programs until May 1, 2023 at the latest.

18. The timing of each work is mandatory!

19. The jury reserves the right to shorten a candidate's performance if the timing provided for the test is exceeded. 15. All candidates who participate in the Semi-Final will receive a semi-finalist diploma on stage, at the end of their performances.

20. The jury is composed of internationally renowned musicians: concert pianists, pedagogues, conductors, artistic agents, producers, etc.

21. If a candidate is a student of one of the members of the jury, the member of the jury may not vote for him. 22. The names of the candidate's teachers are not mentioned in the programme for the jury.

23. The jury alone is competent to decide whether or not to award the prizes, with the exception of the People's Choice Award.

24. The decisions of the Jury are final.

25. In the event of a tie, the jury shall hold a second vote; The jury's vote is transparent, displayed and visible to all.

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

27. In case of withdrawal, candidates are requested to notify the management of the Competition by email to: copy:

28. Interpretation from memory is mandatory, except for pieces of contemporary writing, provided that the candidate's request is accepted by the artistic direction of the Competition. This request must be sent by email to

29. Candidates may include in their Semi-Final or Final-Recital programs one of the works they have recorded for the 1st round.

30. Participants are solely responsible for visa applications; a letter of invitation to the Competition may be provided upon request. The visa application must be addressed to the consulate concerned.

31. The GPIPL association, organizer of the contest, has a "Civil Liability" insurance that covers the costs in case of incidents or accidents occurred to participants during the contest period, but this insurance does not cover in any case parents or accompanying persons. Candidates are advised to check their personal insurance contract as well as that of accompanying persons in order to cover risks outside the Competition.

32. Candidates are required to make themselves available for any interview, video or promotional ²is mandatory.

33. Candidates assign to the organizer of the Contest, all recording, broadcasting and recording rights of all kinds, for an indefinite period, made during the Contest. Applicants consent to further uses of the recording of these benefits. Participation in the Competition implies the agreement of all candidates.

34. A copy of the registration may be given to candidates who have previously provided a minimum USB key of 16 GB.

35. By submitting his entry, the candidate subscribes to the rules of the Contest.

36. Failure to comply with one or more rules of this Regulation entails the disqualification of the candidate. This decision cannot be appealed.

37. In the event of discrepancies between the translations, only the wording of the Rules in French shall prevail.

38. These Regulations are subject to 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 8 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 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, singer Chrystelle Di Marco-Soccoja will perform.

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

Jury 2023

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

Andreas Frölich (Germany)

Prizewinner of international piano competitions , as in Senigallia , Finale Ligure ,Vienna , Milano, and many others...concertises in the most important venues and appeared with the most famous international orchestras worldwide. Recordings for many national and international radio stations and released more than 40 CD ́s.with major labels. Artstic director and chairman of the international MozArte piano competition and Festival Aachen and of the "Orpheo concert series " for young prizewinners in Kerkrade/NL. Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln -Aachen ,Kalaidos Musikhochschule Zürich and at the Talent Music Masters Academy Brescia, guest professor at the international summeracademy Mozarteum Salzburg. In the last years his students won more than 150 prizes (first and second) at international piano competitions. Jury member in many international piano competitions. Official Steinway Artist .

International Jury

Svetlana Eganian (France)

Svetlana Eganian trained at the Tchaikovsky Higher Conservatory in Moscow with prestigious teachers such as Bella Davidovitch and Zinaïda Ignatieva, disciple of Samuel Feinberg, contemporary and friend of Alexander Scriabin. Winner of four first Prizes (Soloist-concertist, Chamber player, Pedagogue, and Accompanist-partner of opera singers) awarded by a jury composed of eminent members of the Russian School: Tatiana Nicolaeva, Dmitri Bashkirov, Evgueni Malinin, Lev Naoumov and Sergeÿ Dorenski, she moved to France and since 1981 has been teaching at the CNSMD in Lyon.

Robert Andres (Croatia-Portugal)

The Croatian/Portuguese pianist Robert Andres graduated from the Zagreb Music Academy and subsequently received a scholarship from the Soviet government to study at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with D. A. Svetozarov, a pupil of the great Russian pianist Sofronitski. He continued his studies in Vienna and in the United States where, as a Fulbright scholarship recipient, he studied at the University of Kansas with renowned Portuguese/American pianist Sequeira Costa and earned there a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano, as well as a master’s degree in musicology. He has also received valuable advice from renowned pianists, such as Pierre Sancan, Rudolf Kehrer, Claude Frank, Leonid Brumberg and Peter Katin.
Andres has performed in recitals, with orchestras, and in chamber music concerts in many European countries as well as in Venezuela and the United States. He has collaborated with artists such as Chiara Isotton, Artur Pizarro, Lorenzo Di Bella, Grigori Zhislin and Zakhar Bron. The piano duo with his wife, the Irish pianist Honor O’Hea, has, since 1995, met with enthusiastic response from critics and audiences alike.
After teaching at the Kalamazoo College in Michigan, U. S. A., since 1993 he has taught at the Madeira Conservatory – School of Arts, where he is at present a tenured professor of piano and coordinator of the keyboard department.
He has been on juries of more than twenty international piano competitions and regularly gives masterclasses. Since 1997 he has been Managing and Artistic Director of the Association of the Friends of the Conservatory, a non-profit organisation that supports young artists, and is also the Artistic Director of Madeira PianoFest and of Madeira International Piano Masterclass.
Having developed an intense activity as a writer and lecturer on musical topics, Andres has contributed to various prestigious music journals, encyclopaedias and magazines in several countries. In 2001 the Scarecrow Press (U.S.A.) published his book on the beginnings of the scientific approach to piano technique. He is an integrated researcher of INET-md (Institute of Ethnomusicology – Studies of Music and Dance) of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova in Lisbon. He has recently revised and edited two volumes of piano music for the Anthology of Music in Madeira, and last year he recorded a CD of piano music written in Madeira in the 19th century.

Carles Lama (Spain)

Steinway Artist and concert pianist, co-founder and director of the label KNS Classical and artistic director of several cycles and festivals of music, Carles Lama has also won a reputation for mentoring a wide number of young talents.
Together with superior studies in piano performance in Spain, Paris, and United States and having directed the Conservatory of Music in Girona -from 2006 to 2012 - he studied Music Business, Branding and Digital Marketing and has founded Music Talent Lab, and presented workshops and lectures in different institutions in order to guide and enlighten the musicians ‘careers.
At the same time, he has taught Master-Classes around the world and has been jury member of many renowned international competitions. He is member of the acclaimed “Carles & Sofia piano duo” with his wife Sofia Cabruja, with whom they have played around the world, including venues like Carnegie Hall, Palau de la Música Catalana, Sala Verdi or Teatro Colón, among others. They have been praised by public and critics alike as one of the best piano duos in the world. Their discography of more than 10 CDs includes masterworks for four hands and brilliant and demanding orchestral transcriptions, as well as original and exclusive projects created by the duo, including the transcription of the opera “Goyescas” or a “Lieder Project”, with transcriptions for four hands of Brahms, Schumann and Schubert lieder repertoire.
Always committed with social needs, he has a UNICEF award for his humanitarian aid.
In 2012, together with his wife, they founded Concerts4Good, Music on a Mission, a solidarity project. And in 2020, they created their own Foundation: Carles & Sofia Music Foundation.
He has been recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation and has received the Golden Star for the Professional Excellence, the Golden Medal for the Merit at Work and the European Golden Cross.

Vincenzo Balzani (Italy)

VINCENZO BALZANI graduated Magna Cum Laude from the G.Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan under Alberto Mozzati. In 1965, he won the Ricordi International Competition. In 1967, he was awarded the Liszt Prize at the Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona. In 1971, he won first prize in numerous renowned competitions, such as the Pozzoli, Treviso, and G.B. Viotti International competitions. In 1975, he successfully represented RAI television at the Ravel Competition in Paris. He has given 1200 concerts (recitals, chamber music, and symphonic performances) all over the world, including in the most prestigious Italian theaters and festivals (Scala, San Carlo, Regio-Turin, Olimpico-Rome, Michelangeli Festival, Festival dei Due Mondi, Settembre Musica). He has recorded for radio and television and has recorded several LPs and CDs, including Scarlatti, Mozart, Hummel, Beethoven, Chopin, Rossini, Schubert-Liszt.
Since 1973, he has been a piano professor at the Conservatory of Plaisance and, since 1996, at the Conservatory of Milan. He is a jury member for numerous international competitions ("Las Rozas Piano Competition-Madrid," "London International Piano Competition-London," G.B. Viotti-Vercelli," "Rina Sala Gallo-Monza," "Pozzoli-Seregno," "Russian Piano Music Competition-Sanremo," "A. Scriabine" International Piano Competition-Grosseto, MozArte International Piano Competition-Germany, "Tchaïkovski junior" - Kurashiki, "Takamatsu" International Piano Competition-Japan, "Parnassos" di Monterrey-Mexico, "Hummel" International Piano Competition-Slovakia, Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition-China, "Maria Canals" Competition-Barcelona, Lyon International Piano Competition-France) and organizes courses and masterclasses in Italy and abroad.
He is the artistic director of Città di Cantù, Valsesia Musica, Pianotalents, Pozzolino, Monterosa Kawai, Tadini International, and Champion's Keyboard Piano Competition Online. From 2010 to 2021, he was the artistic consultant for the prestigious "Pozzoli" competition in Seregno and from 2012 to 2020 for Pozzolino.
In 2009, he founded the Pianofriends association in Milan, organizing festivals, concerts, and events. He is the president of the PianoIn association in Varese. Since January 2018, he has been regularly invited to perform concerts, seminars, and masterclasses in the most important venues in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong as a testimony of the Yangtze River Grand Piano. He collaborates with Parsons Limited of Hong Kong on an important educational-musical project for children.
As of 2021, he is a professor at the Academy of Ridotto di Stradella.

Philippe Raskin (Belgium)

The interpretations of Belgian pianist Philippe Raskin are described as “generous and committed” (MDM-La libre Belgique). His game shows “impressive confidence” (JK, Mundo Classico). He studied at the Royal Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel in Brussels and at the “Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia” in Madrid, with teachers such as J.-C. Van den Eynden, D. Bashkirov and E. Krasovsky. Winner of several international competitions such as the Lyon International Piano Competition or Madrid's "Spanish Composers", 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.

Dorian Leljak (Serbia/ Croatia)

Dr. Dorian Leljak is President of the World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA), the World Piano Conference (WPC), the WPTA International Piano Competition (WPTA IPC), Honorary President of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA Voyvodina), Artistic Director of the International Isidor Bajic Piano Competition, Executive Director of the Panopticum Musicum/Musica Ricercata Music Schools and Southeast Europe Representative for the ABRSM (London).
Previously taught at the Yale School of Music, Dr. Leljak is Piano Professor at the Royal College of Music (London) and at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He has studied with Arbo Valdma and Boris Berman (DMA, Yale University).
Dr. Leljak has won several international piano competitions (Rachmaninov Competition, Novi Sad Piano Competition) and has been awarded numerous prizes, including a University of Novi Sad Merit Award, Yale University Mary Clapp Howell, Irving Gilmore and Parisot Prizes. He enjoys successful career worldwide as a recital pianist, soloist with orchestras and as a chamber musician, establishing collaborations with cellist Istvan Varga and Pianist Ninoslav Zivkovic. In 2002 he made his debuts in Carnegie Hall and Boston Philharmonia Hall.
Leljak frequently adjudicates international piano competitions such as Cleveland International Piano Competition, Top of the World Piano Competition Tromsø, Parnassos Monterey, Young Musicians Enschede, Scriabin Grosseto, Fausto Zadra, Neue Sterne Wernigerode, Carl Filtsch Sibiu, Spanish Composers Las Rozas, Euregio Geilenkirchen, Baltic Gdansk, Rotary Xàbia, Monopoli Barletta, Chopin Rome amongst others.


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 (copy
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.

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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

General secretary - 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


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Competition program - Warning: please read carefully the rules section 10 to 12.

First round online (deadline April 1st midnight - see rules) :
Free program of 15 to 20 minutes maximum, necessarily including an original work by J.S. Bach and a virtuoso study. The program can be completed by one or more works of the candidate's choice.

Semi-Final (July 5-6th) :
Free program of 22-25 minutes that can contain a work of the 1st round.

Final recital (July 7th) :
Free program of 45-50 minutes, composed of works different from the previous rounds, necessarily including one or more works by Spanish composer and the 1st movement of the concerto that the candidate has chosen for his performance in the list of concertos proposed for the year 2023 (see below).

Final Concerto (July 8th) :
The concerto choosen by the candidate played entirely. (See the list of concertos below).


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

J.S.Bach concerto in D minor BWV 1052

J.S.Bach concerto in F minor BWV 1056

J.S.Bach concerto in A major BWV 1055

W.A.Mozart concerto n°23 K488 in A major 

L.V.Beethoven concerto op.15 n°1 in C major

L.V.Beethoven concerto op.37 n°3 in C minor

F.Chopin concerto op.11 n°1 in E minor

F.Chopin concerto op.21 n°2 in F minor

Nobuyoshi SHIMA - Pianist and accompanist of the contest

Nobuyoshi SHIMA, pianist accompanist Graduated in master's degree in composition at the National University of Fine Arts and Music of Tokyo, and accompaniment at the CNSMD of Lyon, Nobuyoshi SHIMA is a composer, pianist, accompanist at the CNSMD of Lyon, singing director at the Pôle Lyrique d'Excellence and the Centre de la voix Rhône-Alpes, writer-translator at Nihongakufu-Shuppansha (music publishing company Tokyo). He is also often solicited as a pianist or vocal conductor at the Opéra National de Lyon, the Opéra de Saint-Etienne, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre d'Auvergne, the Concours international de chant lyrique de Mâcon, the Institut "Steminstituut Nederland" in Haarlem (Netherlands), several festivals, academies and masterclasses. He has been official accompanist of the Lyon International Piano Competition since 2018.

Ensemble « Les Virtuoses »

Vadim Tchijik, violon solo et direction

L’ensemble « Les Virtuoses » a été créé en 2011 par le violoniste Vadim Tchijik. C’est une formation à cordes constituée de musiciens concertistes de très haut niveau. Depuis sa création, l’ensemble donne de nombreux concerts et participe à des festivals en France et à l’étranger : Festival International de Musique d’Hyères, Auvers sur Oise, Nancyphonies, Jeudis Musicaux à Royan, Richelieu, L’Eure Poétique et Musicale, Prima La Musica à Vincennes, Musée de Grenoble, Les Musicales de Saint-Martin, Les Heures Musicales de Binic, Automne Musical de Taverny…

L’effectif de l’ensemble permet d’aborder un répertoire varié allant de la musique baroque à nos jours. L’ensemble se produit aux cotés des solistes comme Anne Queffélec, Marielle Nordmann, Thierry Caëns et Philippe Bernold, mais aussi avec la comédienne Fanny Cottençon. Ses concerts reçoivent toujours le meilleur accueil du public et de la presse dans le monde entier.

Un CD consacré aux Quatre Saisons de Vivaldi paraîtra chez « NovAntiqua Records » en 2023

List of 2023 concertos

J.S.Bach concerto in D minor BWV 1052

J.S.Bach concerto in F minor BWV 1056

J.S.Bach concerto in A major BWV 1055

W.A.Mozart concerto n°23 K488 in A major 

L.V.Beethoven concerto op.15 n°1 in C major

L.V.Beethoven concerto op.37 n°3 in C minor

F.Chopin concerto op.11 n°1 in E minor

F.Chopin concerto op.21 n°2 in F minor

Awards granted for 2022 edition

1st award - 5000€

2nd award - 2500€

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

4th award - 750€ - Jean-Paul Sevilla prize (French pianist and concertist)

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 €

2022 Edition

1st prize - Leshkin Andreï Russia
2nd prize - Wu Junlin China
3rd prize - Kim Sangwon Corea
4th prize - Wu Natasha USA/Taïwan
5th prize - Doutney Dominic United Kingdom

The 5 winners have obtained the voucher for participating to the Dubaï competition in 2024.

The 14 ways to Dubai 2024

6th prize - Lin Peng China
7th prize - Petrosyan Tigran Armenia
8th prize - not granted
Finalist distinction award - Maurin Thibault France
prize Scriabin et prize du public- Wu Junlin China

Prize for the best interpretation of A.Shor-M.Pletnev sonata - Kim Sangwon Corea

2022 Jury

President : Youri Bogdanov (Russia)
Svetlana Eganian (France)
Giuliano Adorno (Italia)
Philippe Raskin (Belgium)
Alvaro Teixeira Lopes (Portugal)
Florian Koltun (Germany)
Paolo Francese (Italia)

2022 Accompanists

Romantic concertos: Pavel Kachnov (Ukraine)

Classical concertos : Nobuyoshi Shima (Japon)

Selected candidates for the semi final of 2022

Li Binghao - China
Gurer Izem - Turkey
Xu Rui (Mery) - China
Rivard-Landry Antoine - Canada
Funabashi Yuka - Japan
Wu Jun Lin - China
Yamakawa Mitsuru - Japan
Deppe Benoît - France
Kim Jeongjin - Korea
Lee Hyun-hee - Korea
Luo Jie - China
Hirayama Suzuha - Japan
Taniguchi Wakana - Japan
Park Hyeonki - Korea
Yamada Ayami - Japan
Redor Luc - France
Park Yeonwoo - Korea
Jeon JongWon - Korea
Takahashi Nao - Japan
Maurin Thibault - France
Petrosyan Tigran - Armenia
Ito Yuki - Japan
Ahn Ryohong - Korea
Zhao Ziji Zoé - China
Han Chiyoon - Korea
Lee Kangeun - Korea
Lee Seran - Korea
Qin Sihao - China
Vinour Antonin - France
Mazan Ilona - Russia
Reshetov Sergey - Russia
Kim Sangwon - Korea
Górska Weronika - Poland
Bon-Dansac Paisit - France
An Kieun - Korea
Kim Song-Ha - Korea
Wu Natasha - USA / Taïwan
Harvey Lin - United Kingdom
Doutney Dominic - United Kingdom
Stepanov Igor - Russia
Lin Peng - China
Osintseva Natalia - Russia
Leshkin Andrei - Russia

2022 Poster

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

Edition 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

  • 2017

    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)
    Luba AROUTIOUNIAN (Belgium)
    Svetlana EGANIAN (France)


    Alexander PALEY (USA, president of the jury)
    Marie-Catherine GIROD (France)
    Grégory BEER (Poland)
    Serguei MILSTEIN (Russia)
    Luba AROUTIOUNIAN (Belgium)
    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)
    Luba AROUTIOUNIAN (Belgium)
    Catherine ALEXANDRE (France)
    Prosper TEBOUL (France)


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

    Practical informations for 2023

    Tous les concerts auront lieu à l'adresse suivante :
    Salle Edouard Herriot - Palais de la Mutualité
    1 Pl. Antonin Jutard
    69003 - Lyon

    Tuesday July 4th 2023 at 7p.m: Opening concert
    Andreas FRÖLICH, president of 2023 jury

    Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of July 2023 from 9a.m to 17p.m: Semi-finals
    All choosen candidates

    Friday 7th of July 2023 from 9a.m to 4p.m: Finale recital
    The 6 choosen candidates

    Friday 7th of July at 6p.m 7: Concert performed by the artistic directors of the contest
    Svetlana Eganian et Yolande Kouznetsov

    Saturday 8th of July: public welcoming at 5.30p.m, final concerto at 6.30p.m - Gala evening with the finale concerto of the 3 winners accompagnied byt the chamber orchestra "Les Virtuoses"
    Lyrical song with Georges Wanis, Tenor, public vote – awards ceremony

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    Winners 2023

    1rst prize - YAGI Daisuke
    2nd prize - MUN Arsenii
    3rd prize - NARYSHKIN Pjotr

    4th prize - UKOLOV German
    5th prize ex aequo - SCHUTZ Bella
    5th prize ex aequo - KARAKULIDI Simon
    7th prize - HOU Yixiang
    8th prize - AUMILLER Jakob
    Merit diploma - PECNIK Mia

    Public prize - MUN Arsenii

    Prize for the best interpretation of the spanish masterpiece - UKOLOV German

    Merit diploma

    N°33 NAKAMURA Yoshimi
    N°31 DEPPE Benois
    N°22 DOLYA Timofey
    N°15 SAHARA Hikari
    N°21 ZHENG Ruishi Rosé
    N°23 SHIN Jeehye
    N°42 HEO Danbi
    N°1 KIM Ye-Eun
    N°30 KIMURA Yurika
    N°10 KIM Minjin
    N°9 STREICHER Tabea

    Semi-Finalists 2023 (In alphabetical order)

    Aumiller Jakob - Germany
    Bouvery Clément - France
    Chanyeon Jung - South Korea
    Cuevas Matias Nestor - Chile - USA
    Daisuke Yagi - Japan
    Deppe Benoit - France
    Diaconu Ionut - Romania
    Dolya Timofey - Russia
    Dragos Cristiana - Romania
    Fukuda Yuka - Japan
    Glicklich Samuel - USA
    Heo Danbi - South Korea
    Hou Yixiang - China
    Hsu Curtis Phill - USA - Taiwan
    Ito Yuki - Japan
    Karakulidi Simon - Greece - USA
    Kim Minjin - South Korea
    Kim Ye-Eun - South Korea
    Kimura Yurika - Japan
    Kuroda Teppei - Japan
    Kuroiwa Koki - Japan
    Li Binghao - China
    Liu Tom - USA
    Macovei Stefan - Romania
    Masuda Tatsuto - Japan
    Mizuno Kaisei - Japan
    Mun Arsenii - Russia
    Nakamura Yoshimi - Japan
    Naryshkin Pjotr - Czech Republic
    Oh Yugyeong - South Korea
    Pecnik Mia - Croatia
    Perovic Vladana - Montenegro
    Sahara Hikari - Japan
    Schütz Bella - France
    Seo Seungeun - South Korea
    Shimozato Takeshi - Japan
    Shin Jeehye - South Korea
    Sim Seungyeop - South Korea
    Sohn A Jin - South Korea
    Streicher Tabea - Germany - Hungaria
    Szwajkowski Edwin - Lithuania - Poland
    Ukolov German - Russia
    Zheng Ruishi Rosé - China

    2023 1st round candidates (In alphabetical order)

    Akatsuka Kyoko - Japan
    Alinea Abraham - USA
    Ando Risa - Japan
    Arizono Miku - Japan
    Aumiller Jakob - Germany
    Bouvery Clément - France
    Chanyeon Jung - South Korea
    Chen Yu-Hsien - Taiwan
    Cuevas Matias Nestor - Chile - USA
    Daisuke Yagi - Japan
    Denisov Aleksandr - Russia - Israël
    Deppe Benoit - France
    Diaconu Ionut - Romania
    Dolya Timofey - Russia
    Dragos Cristiana - Romania
    Dugué Louis - France
    Eris Cansu Naz - Turkey
    Fukuda Yuka - Japan
    Furutani Karin - Japan
    Glicklich Samuel - USA
    Guo Yimao - China
    Heo Danbi - Croatia
    Hioki Hitomi - Japan
    HO Chia-Huan - Taiwan
    Hou Yixiang - China
    Hsu Curtis Phill - USA - Taiwan
    Huang Rung-Jiuan - Taiwan
    Ikeda Rina - Japan
    Ishii Rika - Japan
    Ito Yuki - Japan
    Karakulidi Simon - Greece - USA
    Kim Minjin - South Korea
    Kim Ye-Eun - South Korea
    Kim Hyunji - South Korea
    Kim Nasung - South Korea
    Kim Jimin - South Korea
    Kim Nayeon - South Korea
    Kim Inhan - South Korea
    Kim Jiwon - South Korea
    Kimura Yurika - Japan
    Koketsu Kenta - Japan
    Kuroda Teppei - Japan
    Kuroiwa Koki - Japan
    Kustas Maria - Russia
    Kuzin Vladimir - Russia
    Laporte Antoine - Canada
    Lee Jongmin - South Korea
    Lee Yunrim - South Korea
    Lee Hyunjung - South Korea
    Li Binghao - China
    Li Chengzhe - China
    Lingbo Zhang - China
    Liu Tom - USA
    Macovei Stefan - Romania
    Masuda Tatsuto - Japan
    Miyamoto Kana - Japan
    Mizuno KAISEI - Japan
    Mun Arsenii - Russia
    Nakamura Yoshimi - Japan
    Nakayama Akie - Japan
    Naryshkin Pjotr - Czech Republic
    Nguyen Hao Quang - Viêt-nam
    Oh Yugyeong - South Korea
    Oh Taehyeon - South Korea
    Okui Rizumu - Japan
    Park Chaewon - South Korea
    Pecnik Mia - Croatia
    Perovic Vladana - Montenegro
    Sahara Hikari - Japan
    Saito Rina - Japan
    Sakamoto Mai - Japan
    Schütz Bella - France
    Seo Seungeun - South Korea
    Shimozato Takeshi - Japan
    Shin Jeehye - South Korea
    Sim Seungyeop - South Korea
    Sohn A Jin - South Korea
    Streicher Tabea - Germany - Hungaria
    Szwajkowski Edwin - Lithuania - Poland
    Tozlian Seiran - USA - Armenia
    Tsuchiya Mitsuhisa - Japan
    Tsukada Shogo - Japan
    Ukolov German - Russia
    Yanyushkina Elizaveta - Russia
    Yokoi Maina - Japan
    Zheng Ruishi Rosé - China
    Zijian Li - China

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