Cancellation of the 2021 International Long Thibaud Crespin Competition

In view of the health situation, the Board of Directors of the Long Thibaud Foundation decided to cancel the next International Violin Competition, which should have taken place in November 2021 and whose artistic director was Renaud Capuçon.

The Foundation would like to express its warmest thanks to Renaud Capuçon, who has been intensely involved in the organisation of the event, in particular by succeeding in retaining a jury of exceptional quality.

We would also like to thank Dominique Meyer who last year had to cancel the singing competition of which he was the artistic director.

It is with great regret that the decision to cancel these events was taken, but it must be acknowledged that we had no other choice. As long as the health situation has not returned to normal, it will not be possible for us to resume the organisation of the competitions, a complex task that involves travelling all over the world.

The Foundation is currently studying the possibility of organising "off-public" events involving our former prizewinners, which would be broadcast on our website and through social média, and TV channels dedicated to music.

We would like to thank the Minister of Culture, as well as our patrons, for their support of the only French international music competition in this difficult period.

Bernard Volker