In January Fabrice BIBAS won first prize in the international piano competition in Brest, dedicated this year to the works of Chopin.
In June Vincent FORESTIER succeeded in entering the International Geneva conservatoire to study with the internationally renowned pianist Nelson GOERNER.
Nicoas VAN DINH also gained entry to the Geneva conservatoire to study with Sylviane DEFERNE.
In September Alexandre FARAUDO was admitted to another pretigious European institution: the Royal Brussells conservatoire. As a result of his excellent performance he was granted direct access to the second year, joining the class of Dominique CORNIL.
Violaine DEBEVER obtained her Masters degree at the Paris Conservatoire with the highest honours (“mention très bien”).
Having already graduated from the Paris Conservatoire, Benoït TOURETTE obtained his post-graduate teacher’s diploma in June and was immediately appointed to a teaching post at the Evreux conservatoire.
Leonard BONNE won two second prizes in international competitions in 2009, in Barcelona (Les corts de Barcelone) where he also won the audience prize, and in a competition organised by the Fondation Laurent Vibert” in Lourmarin.
Ania RAHOU succeeded in entering the teacher’s training college of the south of France (CEFEDEM-sud) in September.
Marie HAUGUEL and Frédérick SENDRA made their first commercial recording of French music for four hands.