Date: June 8 to 15, 2019
Created in 1999 by René Girard, the French literary critic who contributed greatly on anthropological philosophy, together with his daughter Christine Girard, the competition is held annually in the city of Maisons-Laffite. Taking place in this cultural city where the famous Château de Maisons-Laffite sits, the event is an assembly of emerging pianistic stars from around the globe. With a jury panel consisting of reputable figures appointed by the prominent pianist Anne Queffélec, the event’s world recognition is certainly enhanced. Past laureates include Jean-Frédéric Neuburger (1999 & 2000), Alexey Lebedev (2007) and Miyeon Lee (2011).
- China International Music Competition First launched in 2019 by the Global Music Education League and China Conservatory of Music, the annual competition focuses on different disciplines each year.
- Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition Presented and organized by Musica Viva, the competition is the first major vocal event in Hong Kong.
- International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments In celebration of the anniversary of Poland’s independence, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute launched the first international competition in 2018.
- The Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition First established in 2013, the competition aims to promote highly gifted young musicians.