Further impressive results in 2010

In December, Célimène DAUDET and Guillaume Latour (violin) gained first prize in the “Pro Musicis” international competition which takes place in Paris.

In April, Paisit BON-DANSAC was the only European candidate to reach the finals of the Rhodes competition (Greece). Of the six finalists he was by far the youngest, aged only just 18. Sixteen candidates of the initial 40 had been selected for the semi-finals.

Alicia ABENSOUR and Cathy ABOUSALIHAC entered the Geneva conservatoire in April. They both began studying with Dominique WEBER in September.

16 year old Emmanuel CULCASI won third prize in the Claude Kahn international competition (in the “virtuosity” category).

In June, Violaine DEBEVER graduated from the Paris conservatoire with a Masters degree. In November, she was selected, along with a dozen other pianists, to participate in the finals of the Manchester international competition.

Having graduated from the Rouen conservatoire, Florence GENISSON was awarded a grant by the Lili and Nadia Boulanger foundation to study with Bernard d’ASCOLI.

Marie HAUGEL and Frédérick SENDRA obtained a Performance Diploma as duettists at the Ecole Normale de musique, Paris.

In June, Bertrand MASSEI was awarded the teaching diploma (C.A) at the Lyon conservatoire.

Finally, three Piano Cantabile students were short-listed at the entrance exam for the Lyon conservatoire in September.