Piano Festival in Collioure
26th June - 29th June
10th Festival Piano à Collioure
Collioure is known as an artistic hub of creativity. Inspiration to greats such as Picasso and Dali, the quaint Catalan back streets nestled between the mythical Albères and the glistening Mediterranean are nothing short of picture perfect.
But its not just for the visual arts! Now into its 10th year, the Festival Piano à Collioure has become an keenly-awaited date on the calendar. Organised by the local assocation, Les Amis d’Alain Marinaro, the festival’s principle aim is to discover the finest young pianists from around the world.
9 young prodigies will compete, 3 each day, in the hope of winning the Grand Prix Alain Marinaro. No mean feat! The jury, presided over by local legend, Daniel Tosí, also includes the formidable reputations of Varduhi Yéristsyan and Michel Béroff, both acclaimed international concert performers, and Bruno Mantovani, director of the Parisian conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse and composor of the performance piece.
The audience will also have their role to play, voting for the Laureat performer from each day’s competition. So head to the Centre Culturelle in Collioure, at 5pm, Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th for a sumptuous feast of young piano talent.
More entertainment will be on offer throughout the festival, with piano concerts, recitals and performances across the town:
Each afternoon from Monday to Wednesday, pianists from the conservatiore de Perpignan will perform in the Eglise Anglicaine at 2.30pm.
Each morning from Tuesday to Thursday, enjoy a breakfast performance from the participants, 9.30am at Hôtel Casa Pairal.
|Monday 26th||Festival Inaugration & Sardane||Place du 18 juin||11am|
|Monday 26th||Duo Jatekok||Square Caloni, Port||9pm|
|Tuesday 27th||Varduhi Yeritsyan||Centre Culturelle||9pm|
|Wednesday 28th||Antoine Ouvrard||Centre Culturelle||9pm|
|Thursday 29th||Michel Béroff||Square Caloni, Port||9pm|