Concours International de Piano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Competition 2017


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Follow the news of the 2017 laureates of the Concours international de Piano Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Arsenii Mun - 1st prize - ipc20171ST PRIZE
Arsenii MUN – Age 18, Russia 

Arsenii Mun is  studying now in St.Petersburg(Russia) with professor Alexander Sandler.
He won many major competitions such as “Horowitz competition”(1st Prize), Yamaha music competition”(Winner) ,”piano e-competition”(3d Prize), “Cliburn junior competition”(2nd Prize), “Artura Rubinsteina in memoriam”(1st Prize), “St.Priest international piano competition” (1st Prize) […]

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Aristo Sham - 2nd prize - ipc2017

Aristo SHAM – Age 21, Hong Kong 

Aristo Sham, born in Hong Kong, was first introduced to the piano at the age of three, and joined the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at the age of six under the tutelage of Professor Eleanor Wong. He was a student at Harrow School in the UK, where he worked with Professor Colin Stone, and is currently pursuing a BA in Economics and French, and an MMus in Piano Performance as a joint programme at Harvard University  […]

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Florian Mitrea - 3rd prize - IPC2017

Florian MITREA – Age 28, Romania 

Described by legendary pianist Martha Argerich as an ‘outstanding young pianist’ and with an ability to play Mozart ‘extremely beautifully’,Romanian/British pianist Florian Mitrea was a double-laureate in the 2017 Scottish, 2015 Hamamatsu and 2014 ARD Munich International Piano Competitions. In 2016 Florian was joint winner of the Verona International Piano Competition […]

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Roman KOSYAKOV – Age 24, Russia 

Roman Kosyakov, from a musical family started the piano at an early age and made his debut with orchestra at the age of 12 with Mozart A Major Concerto N 23. In 2012, he graduated from the Central Music School in Moscow and then in 2017 from the Moscow conservatory where he studied with F.I. Nurizade and later on with V. Ovchinikov. Since September 2017, he studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on a full scholarship with P. Nemirovski […]

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Fatima Dzusova - 5th prize - IPC2017

Fatima DZUSOVA – Age 26, Russia 

Fatima Dzusova was born and grew up in the small town Taganrog (Russia). She started piano studies at the age of five. At nine she won her first competition.
From 2002 Fatima continued her studies at the Moscow Gnesin Music School with Vladimir Tropp, Nana Nemsicveridze and Marianna Shalitaeva […]

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testimonial ARSENIARSENII MUN, 1st Prize 2017

« The Concours international de piano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has allowed me to make many contacts with people from different backgrounds, all very interesting. I will also have the opportunity to give concerts in France and Switzerland. The experience of meeting people from the Music industry has been as well very important to me. »

Testimonial AristoARISTO SHAM, 2nd Prize 2017

« In addition to the Prize I received, the competition was a very pleasant experience to me: I met some very talented and friendly young pianists. The jury members were particularly open minded and ready to help. I also have met many people during those three days and it has been very precious to me and remain unforgettable, as much as the competition itself. »

Testimonial MitreaFLORIAN MITREA, 3rd Prize & Audience Prize 2017

« Every competition is an important experience, and an apprenticeship. One of the characteristics of the Concours international Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is not only having the opportunity to perform but having the chance of exchanging and meet musicians (pianists, professors, conductor) and people from the Music industry (Agents, producers). Everyone has really been attentive and very precise in his advice, which is extremely constructive. Besides the technical and musical comments, I learned a lot about programs, stage presence and career development. These kind of advices is rare. »


Concours international de Piano 2017
Les 10, 11 et 12 novembre à Saint-Priest


Watch all the performances of the candidates in video



The 35 candidates selected for the 2017 edition of the competition

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SWIGUT Alexandra