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Piano Festival in Collioure

26th June 2018 - 29th June 2018

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.

2018 Jury member and guest performer, Juliana Steinbach

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

2018 Jury member and guest performer, Estuko Hirose


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:

Alex Trolese, 2017 competition winner

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 26thFestival Inaugration & SardanePlace du 18 juin11amFree
Monday 26thJuliana SteinbechSquare Caloni, Port9.30pm20€
Tuesday 27thAxel Trolese (2017 winner)Centre Culturelle9.30pm15€
Wednesday 28thEtsuko HiroseCentre Culturelle9.30pm15€
Thursday 29thCyrille Tricoire and Sophie GrattardTemple Protestant2.30pmFree
Thursday 29thDenis PascalSquare Caloni, Port9.30pm20€

Concours Alain Marinaro 10€
Concerts at Centre Culturelle 15€
Concerts at Square Caloni 20€

For more information and reservations:
06 44 88 98 62


26th June 2018
29th June 2018
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