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Piano Festival in Collioure
26th June - 29th June
11th Piano Festival in 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 11th year, the Festival Piano à Collioure has become an keenly-awaited date on the calendar. Organised by the local association, Les Amis d’Alain Marinaro, the festival’s principle aim is to discover the finest young pianists from around the world.
With thousands of applicants from all over the world, the association have whittled it down to a short list of 9 young prodigies. These finalists will take to the stage of the Centre Culturel de Collioure, rue Michelet, each day from 5pm battling in the hope of winning the Grand Prix Alain Marinaro and 3000€. No mean
The jury, presided over by local music legend, Daniel Tosí, also includes the formidable reputations of Juliana Steinbach and Etsuko Hirose, both acclaimed international concert performers, and Denis Pascal, director of the Parisian conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse.
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:
From Wednesday to Friday enjoy an apéritif in the presence of the competitors.
On Monday and Wednesday, pianists from the conservatiore de Perpignan will perform in the Temple Protestant at 2.30pm.
Each morning from Wednesday to Friday, enjoy a breakfast performance from the participants, 9.30am at Hôtel Casa Pairal.
|Monday 26th||Festival Inaugration & Sardane||Place du 18 juin||11am||Free|
|Monday 26th||Juliana Steinbech||Square Caloni, Port||9.30pm||20€|
|Tuesday 27th||Axel Trolese (2017 winner)||Centre Culturelle||9.30pm||15€|
|Wednesday 28th||Etsuko Hirose||Centre Culturelle||9.30pm||15€|
|Thursday 29th||Cyrille Tricoire and Sophie Grattard||Temple Protestant||2.30pm||Free|
|Thursday 29th||Denis Pascal||Square Caloni, Port||9.30pm||20€|