FROM 1943 TO 1990 : LOUIS JOXE AS PRESIDENT
1943, during the War…
The Long-Thibaud Contest was created by the will of two famous artists during their lifes, in a very difficult period. First national, the contest is rapidly noticed thanks to the talent of the two young musicians, Samson François and Michèle Auclair, who win the First Great Piano Prize and the Frirst Great Violin Prize.
The «Jeunesses Musicales» organize concerts, Pathé Marconi recordings, many prizes are offered by the City of Paris, the City of Bordeaux (native town of Jacques Thibaud), the Prince Rainier of Monaco, the «Fondation de France», the SACEM.
The rush of candidates is the occasion to choose a biennial solution. With her great friend Louis Joxe, Marguerite Long gets from the USSR government the participation of soviet citizens. It is a new rush.