The international competition

Above all, Piano Campus is an encounter which strives to be cool, dynamic and youthful. Classical ritual, formal clothes have to be forgotten! Let's think about natural and original behaviour! 


If jeans and tee shirts are not still compulsory, candidates are welcome to play in natural and modern contemporary dress.


A sure way of showing that classical pianists are also “with it”. 

of the jury

Welcome diner for candidates

Thursday, January

30th - 8pm

Novotel, Cergy

The Hotel rooms are available on Thursday afternoon.

Candidates will be able to use rehearsal studios at the "Conservatoire à Rayonnement Regional de Cergy Pontoise". The CRR will be open on Thursday 30th from 5pm.

On Thursday evening a welcome dinner is organized to conviviality and meetings between candidates. A draw will be held to determine the order in which candidates will play.

Preliminary round

Friday, January 31th

9.30am/1pm - 3pm/7.30pm

Conservatory of Cergy-Pontoise

4 pieces (30 mn maximum) including :


> an imposed piece (to play in the beginning of the program) :

Germaine Tailleferre "Seule dans la forêt"

+ 1 piece of the 18th century : Scarlatti, Mozart, Padre Soler, Rameau, Handel, Clementi, Haydn...

+ 1 piece of the 19th century : Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Franck...

+ 1 piece of the 20th century : Debussy, Poulenc, Bartok, Scriabine, Prokofiev, Enesco...


After the first round, only three candidates will be selected to the final. A random draw will take place organized by the Piano Campus competition direction to set up the finalists ordre of turn. All candidates have to be present at the announcement of the results. 

Meeting & Masterclass

Saturday, February 1st 11am & 3pm

Conservatory of Cergy-Pontoise

11am - Meeting and lunch with the chairman of the jury

Meeting between not selected candidates and the president of the Jury, Hisako Kawamura, and few Jury members. Questions about the competition.

Lunch break, organized by Piano Campus. Jury members, all the candidates and the Piano Campus Organizing Committee will be together.


3pm / 6pm - Masterclass with the chairman of the jury

Interpretation lesson, by the president of the Jury, at the Auditorium Olivier Messiaen at the CRR of Cergy Pontoise. This masterclass is organised only for the not selected candidates.


Sunday, February 2nd - 4pm
"Points Communs :
Théâtre des Louvrais" 

> Recital of 3 finalists (10min maximum, with pieces different from the first round)

> The world Premiere for piano and orchestra of the imposed piece of the guest composer,

Fabien Waksman

> The 1st movement of the concerto n°2, Opus 18 in C minor of Sergueï Rachmaninov

> Vote of the jury and the public

> Results of the final

> Piano Campus Awards given by the chairman of Piano Campus

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