Florian CAROUBI won the lieder prize (worth 6,000€) at the International Nadia and Lily Boulanger competition for singers in November, in duo with the rising star, Adèle Charvet (mezzo soprano). In June he obtained his Masters degree with the highest honours from the Lyon Conservatoire.
Mathis CATHIGNOL, aged 14, swept up the first prize in the under-19 category of the Montrond-les-bains international competition in April. He subsequently won 3rd prize in the “superior” level of the Ile-de-France international competition. In June he won first prize in the Alain Marinaro competition in Collioure. The same month he was awarded the Gabriel Dussurget prize, a high mark of distinction for exceptional talents residing in Aix-en-Provence.
In April Vérane GIRAULT and Antoine BIENENFELD passed the entrance audition for the Geneva High School.
In September Nazanine YALDA entered the Royal Brussels Conservatoire. Due to her excellent level she was able to begin her studies at the second year of the three-year course.
Sarah ZAJTMANN graduated from the Lyon Conservatoire with a Bachelors degree and was one of the successful candidates in the highly selective entrance audition to enter the Paris Conservatoire to do her Masters degree.
Aged just 17, Nicolas BOURDONCLE obtained his Bachelors degree with highest honours at the Paris Conservatoire, after only two years of study.
Alexandre LORY also graduated from the Paris Conservatoire, obtaining his Masters degree in teaching with the highest honours.
Cathy ABOUSALIHAC and Vincent FORESTIER both obtained Masters degrees in teaching at the Geneva Conservatoire.
Mathieu ESNULT graduated from Trinity College, London where he obtained his Masters degree with distinction.
Gaspard THOMAS entered the Saint-Maur conservatoire at the highest level.
Estreilla BESSON entered the regional conservatoire of Rueil also at the highest level.