of the candidates in competition
37 contestants - 18 countries
Belarus (1) - Bulgaria (1) - Chile (1) - China (2) - Germany (4) - Georgia,
1 - Finland (1) - France (3) - Greece (1) - Indonesia (1) - Italy (1)
- Japan (5) - Netherlands (2) - Russia (4) - Taiwan (1) - United Kingdom
(2) - United States (3) - Ukraine (1) - Yougoslavia
- France, Chairman
Austbø Netherlands, Maria-Elena
Barrientos Spain, George
Benjamin United Kingdom, Michel
Béroff France, Alain
Louvier France, Roger
Muraro France, Marcello
Panni Monaco, Pierre
Réach France, Thomas
Daniel Schlee Germany, Takahiro
Prize of the City of Paris : Markus Bellheim
Grand Prize : Jean Dubé
Prize : OOÏ Hiroaki (Japan)
Prize : non-adjudged
Yvonne Loriod : Jean Dubé
for the best performance of Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus
by Olivier Messiaen given by the Editions Durand : Jean
for the best performance of Catalogue d'oiseaux
by Olivier Messiaen given by the Editions Leduc : Markus Bellheim
for the best performance of Oiseaux exotiques by Olivier
Messiaen given by the Editions Universal : Markus Bellheim
for the best performance of Instants díun opéra de Pékin
by Qigang Chen, given by the Foundation Olivier Messiaen :
Alison Farr (United-Kingdom)
for the most promising performer, given by the SACEM : Andrei Soudelski (Russia)
mention, especially for the performance of the Cinq Pièces,
op. 23, díArnold Schönberg : XIE Ya-ou
: MASUNAGA Remi (Japan) Alfonso Alberti (Italy).
(Germany) was born in 1973 in Hamburg. He starts of musical education
in 1978, beginning with piano lessons, continuing with organ and clarinet.
1988, guest-student at the Musikhochshule Hannover and then at the Musikhochshule
Würzburg class of piano with Professor E. Appel.
1994-96, studies lied accompaniment with Professor Ch. Spencer at the
1997 Scholarship for piano of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
1998, piano exam, with distinction Scholarship of the Cité international Des Arts to live in Paris for 8 months.
1999, Culture prize of the city of Würzburg.
Markus Bellheim participated in master classes with Igor Shukor, Berud
Glemser and Klaus hellwig.
He is a teacher for piano and lied accompaniment at the Musikhochshule
Extended concert activity, recording for broadcast, CD and TV
give his first concert at 5 years old and has been awarded by the Concours Jeunes prodiges à Paris with the first prize in 1991.
He was 14 when he received the 1st prize of piano and the Prize Monique
de la Bruchollerie in the Conservatoire de Paris, then at 18 the 1st prize
of Music Chamber in the Geneva Conservatory, in the Guy-Michel Caillat
Class. He studies with Jacques Rouvier and with Lev Naoumov, Jacqueline
Robin, Elena Filonova, and participated in master class with Dimitri Bashkirov,
Oxana Yablonskaya, Rudolf Buchbinder. In 1998, He win the 1st prize of
the Bucarest Competition and in 1999 the 2nd prize of the Takasaki competition.
In 2000 he won the Yvonne Lefébure scholarship of the Concours
international du XXème siècle dOrléans so he
can work one complete year with John OConnor in the Royal Academy
of Music of Dublin.
OOÏ (Japan) Hiroaki Ooï was born in Kyoto (Japan) and majored at the
electronics faculty of Kyoto University before moving to Berne (Switzerland)
where he has been living since. In Berne he studied the piano, harpsichord
and organ thanks to scholarships granted by both the Swiss and the Japanese
Government. At the same time he participated in numerous festivals accompanied
by orchestras and ensembles from Europe and the Far East. He won prizes
at several international competitions such as the "Gaudeamus"
(Rotterdam, 1996) and "Olivier Messiaen" (Paris, 2000). Moreover,
many an award has crowned his ambitious performances, from Boulez' cycle
with 3 Sonatas and 2 Structures, to the first night in Japan of Xenakis
Erikhthon, Stochkausen's Klavierstücke XV "Synthi-Fou"
and XVI, to Ligeti's 19 Etudes including "No. 14A" for player-piano.
In 2002 Ooï commemorated Xenakis' 80th anniversary at "La Biennale
di Venezia" with 5 piano (Six chansons, Herma, Evryali, Mists, à
r.) and 2 harpsichord pieces (Khoaï, Naama), a programme that he
repeated and extended by the inclusion of Eonta in Tokyo and Kyoto. In
late summer he premièred Gmeeoorh for organ in Japan. His artistic
mission consists, however, mainly in introducing works by young Asian
Farr (United-kingdom) is in the second year at the royal Academy
of Music where she studies with Christopher Elton. She was born in 1980
and was a student of Hilary Coates at Wells Cathedral School from 1993-1998.
She received an award from the Michael James Trust and won many competitions
including the Audi Junior Musician 1994, the UK stage of the European
Music for the Youth Prize and the piano section of the BBC Young Musicians
98. In 1998 Alison was awarded a bursary by Dartington International Summer
School for master class with Joanna MacGregor. Alison was also awarded
the Blakiston prize for piano at the end of her first year at the academy.
During the past year Alison has been soloist with the Royal Philharmonic
Concert orchestra at Dorking Halls and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
at the Winter Garden, Bournemouth. She also undertook a three weeks concert
tour of the Gulf State with the BBC Young Musician Finalists and has given
numerous recitals at festivals and music clubs throughout Britain.
In June 1999 Alison gave the Word Premiere of Eric Sweeneys Sonata
for Piano at the Beaminster Art Festival.
Recent concert appearances have included recitals at Weymouth Music Club
and the Bournemount Chamber Music Society, and performances of Mozarts
Concerto n°24 with the dorset Chamber Orchestra and Tchaikovskys
Piano Concerto for the National Trust in Blandford.
(China) Pianist XIE Ya-ou, born in southwestern China, began learning
the piano in early childhood from her mother. At the age of eleven, she
matriculated into the School of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
Subsequently, she studied both piano and conducting in Shanghai.
In Europe, Ms. Xie has studied with Wan-Ing Ong in Stuttgart, Hans Leygraf,
Pascal Devoyon in Berlin and Pierre-Laurent Aimard in Paris. Important
stimuli in Ms. Xies artistic development have been her participation
in master classes given by Claude Helffer, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, William
Grant Naboré, Alicia de Larrocha, Charles Rosen, György Sebók
and George Crumb, as well as her study of New Music with Gunilde Cramer.
The diverse musical interests of Ms. Xie are revealed by her extensive
familiarity with not only the classical repertory, but of twentieth-century
music as well.
She won numerous prizes and was specially awarded for the compositions
of Luciano Berio (Kranischsteiner Musikpreis of International Musikinstitut
Darmstadt 1996), Arnold Schönberg (Mention Special at Concours Olivier
Messiaen 2000 in Paris), Franz Liszt (Liszt Preis at the 17th Concorso
Valsesia Musica 2001 in Italy), José Luis Turina (Premio Música
Contemporánea at the 44th Concorso Premio Jaén 2002 in Spain)
and Claude Debussy (Prize for the best intepreter of French music at the
5th Concours International Morocco 2002, Meknès).
At both the Shanghai and Beijing Conservatory, in 1997, 1999 and 2001
respectively, she delivered lecture-recitals on the interpretation of
new music for the piano. Since 1998, she has served regularly as a guest
pianist with the Chamber Ensemble New Music Berlin. Today, Ms. Xie lives
as Freeland musician in Berlin. Concert engagements have led this young
artist to, among other places, Japan, Belgium, French, Poland, Spain and
2004 : Concours International de Piano XXè Siècle d'Orléans,
she won three of the main prizes:
- Prix XXè siècle SACEM, for the best interpreter of music
written after 1950
- Prix XXè siècle Albert Roussel, for the best interpretation
of a piece by Albert Roussel
- Prix XXè siècle des étudiants de l'Ecole Nationale
de Musique dOrléans, voted by a special jury consisted of
20 music students for their favorite pianist
Olivier Messiaen 2003 - 21 contestants - 12 countries
2 - China, 2 - Korea 3 - United States, 1 - France, 1 - Grece, 1 - Italy,
2 - Japan, 5 - New Zelande, 1 - Netherlands, 1 - Georgia, 1 - Russia,
1 - Taiwan, 1.
: Michel BÉROFF - France, Chairmann
- Turkey, Suzanne CHEETHAM-PILLINGER
- United-Kingdom, Ivan FEDELE
- Italy, Peter HILL
- United-Kingdom, Jun KANNO -
Japon, Noël LEE
- United States , Yvonne LORIOD-MESSIAEN
- France, Roger MURARO
Prix de la Ville de Paris: Chuan QIN
Grand Prize: Prodromos SYMEONIDIS
The Second Grand Prize is given by the Acacémie
des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France.
Prize: Hue-Am PARK (Korea)
Feodor AMIROV (Russia)
Loriod Prize, awarded to the contestant whose performance is the most
faithful to the spirit of Olivier Messiaen's
music: Prodromos SYMEONIDIS (Grece)
donated by Editions Durand,
for the best performance of Réveil des oiseaux: Prodromos SYMEONIDIS
donated by Editions Leduc, for the best performance of one or several pieces from Catalogue d'Oiseaux and from Petites esquisses doiseaux: Chuan QIN
Olivier Messiaen Prize, for the best performance of Ivan
Fedeles work commissioned for the contest: Feodor AMIROV
donated by Editions Universal, for the best performance of Cantéyodjâya:
Prodromos SYMEONIDIS (Grece)
donated by the Fondation André Boucourechliev, for the best
performance of Archipel 4 : Hue-Am PARK (Korea)
for the most promising contestant donated
by SACEM: Hana KURASAWA (Japan)
PESTOVA (New Zeland)
December 12th 1975 in Nanjing, Chuan Qin starts playing the piano at
the age of five. He wins the first prizes of Maria Canals (Beijing)
and Juilliards Gina Bachauer (New York) International Competitions,
and then, in 2002, the Arthur Rubinstein (Juilliard School) and Rudolf
Serkin Prizes (Oberlin Conservatory). He continues his studies at the
Juilliard School under the guidance of Jerome Lowenthal, Robert McDonald,
and Yoheved Kaplinsky.
Prodromos SYMEONIDIS Grece
March 12th 1972, he starts playing the piano at the age of 5, receiving
private lessons with prof. E. Papazoglou. During his last school
years he won numerous prizes in national and international mathematical
competitions, like in 1989 at the 30th International Mathematical Olympiade
in Western Germany (bronze medal). From 1994 to 2000 he studied Music
pedagogy (piano) and piano solistic studies at the Musichochshule in
Köln in the class of Prof. Karin Merle and Prof. Dr.h.c. Arbo
Valdma. He achieved both Diplomas (in 1998 and 2000) with the degree
"excellent". From 2001 to 2002 he made postgraduate pianistical
studies at the Hanns Eisler Muzikhochschule in Berlin with Prof. Georg
Sava which he also finished with an "excellent" degree. Since
then he lives in Berlin. During his studies, he has taken an active
part in masterclasses with Pierre Laurent Aimard, Alexandre Rabinovich
and Dimitri Bashkirov, and also private lessons with Claude Helffer.
In 1977, he was the prizewinner in the 7th International Chambermusic
Competition Helexpo, in the Duo category. In 2002 he was an active participant
in the piano workshop of the Centre Acanthes.
Hue-Am PARK Korea
August 28th 1973, he studied the organ and the piano at the University
of Berlin with the Professors Heinemann and Mehne, and then at the Hochschule
in Sarrebrück with the Professor A. Rothkopf. He won the following
prizes : Bach-Preis Organ Competition in Wiesbaden, the
Second Prize at the Organ Competition in Laubach, and the first Prize
of the Premi X. Montsalvatge Piano for Contemporary Music
Competition in Gerone in 2000. In 2001, he won the second prize at the
Piano for French Music Competition Competition in Guérande, and
the first Prize for the best interpretation at the Composition Competition
Hanns Eisler in Berlin. Hue-Am Park received the special
prize A.Roussel at the Contemporary piano competition of
Orléans in 2002. He is prizewinner Nicati for contemporary
music in Biel (Switzerland) in October, 2003.
He is an organist at the Reformed Church in Nancy.
August 23rd 1981, he first learnt the piano at the Central Music School
of Moscow Conservatory. He currently studies at the Moscow Tchaikowsky
Conservatory with Sergey Dorensky. He won several Competition prizes:
International Chopin Competition in 1996, Hope-93 Grodno
Belarus Competition, International Poulenc Competition in 1999. He got
a fifth prize at the fourth Hamamatsu Piano Competition in 2000, and
then a third prize at the Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow in 2002.