Watch the 2015 finals.


Discover the winners of this edition. The First Great Prize - Casino Group was not awarded.

Kenji Miura (Japan)
✪ 1er Grand Prix Marguerite Long - Académie des Beaux Arts
✪ Prix de sa S.A.S le Prince de Monaco pour la meilleure interprétation du concerto
✪ Prix Harrison Parrott
✪ Prix Warner Classics
See the biography of Kenji Miura
Keigo Mukawa (Japan)
✪ 2ème Grand Prix
See the biography of Keigo Mukawa
Zhora Sargsyan (Armenia)
✪ 3ème Grand Prix de la Ville de Nîmes
See the biography of Zhora Sargsyan
Jean-Baptiste Doulcet (France)
✪ 4ème Prix des Amis du Concours
✪ Prix du public, offert par le Rotary Club de Paris
See the biography of Jean-Baptiste Doulcet
Alexandra Stychkina (Russia)
✪ 5ème Prix Albert Roussel
See the biography of Alexandra Stychkina
Clément Lefebvre (France)
✪ 6ème Prix
See the biography of Clément Lefebvre


Discover the jury of this edition. Mr. Stephen KOVACEVICH (United States) is chairman of the jury.

President (United States)
Fabienne VOISIN
Zhu Xiao MEI
(United Kingdom)
Cristina ORTIZ

Prize and rewards

Awards are offered by prize donors and Contest sponsors. Only the first three Great Prizes will be eligible for the Grand Prix Régine Crespin. The three other prizes will have to use the formula "Laureate of the Regine Crespin International Competition of Lyric Art".

Great prizes of Piano
First Great Prize - Groupe Casino 25 000 €
Second Great Prize 12 000 €
Third Great Prize - Ville de Nîmes 6 000 €
Fourth Prize - Groupe Henner 4 000 €
Fifth Prize "Albert Roussel" given by the brotherhood of the Ecole normale de musique de Paris 3 000 €
Special prizes of Piano
Prize of Albert II de Monaco (for the best interpretation of the concerto) 6 100 €
Prize of the SACEM (for the best interpretation of the contemporary work commissioned by the contest) 3 000 €
Prize of the Association of the friends of the contest (for the best interpretation of the recital) 3 000 €
Prize Ravel Foundation (for the best interpretation of a work of Ravel) 6 000 €

The program

Discover the procedure of this edition of the International Piano Competition.

The preselection tests took place in these towns and according to this schedule :

  • France : Paris, May 15th and 16th (Théâtre Adyar)
  • Germany : Hamburg, May 18th (Steinway Room Factory)
  • Japan : Tokyo, May 20th and 21st (Steinway Salon Tokyo H'Matsuo Hall)
  • Italia : Roma, May 21th (Accademia nazionale Santa Cecilia, Teatro studio)
  • Russia : Moscow, June 3rd (Tchaikovsky Conservatory)
  • United Kingdom : London, June 11th and 12th (BBC, Maida Vale)
  • United States : Philadelphia, June 15th and 16th (Curtis Institute)

The candidates who have been selected will draw their serial number in front of a member of the “Administration Committee of the Competition ».

Drawing of lots (without audience) : Wednesday October 21st at 44 am (at the CRR).

During the drawing of lots, if candidates are absent for a justified reason their number will be drawn by a member of the « Administration Committee of the Competition”.

The serial number given by the Drawing of lots will not be modified unless absolutely necessary.

Contest rules

Discover the rules of this edition of the International Piano Competition.

The 2015 competition is open to young pianists of all nationalities born after 1st January 1985. Deadline registration : May 1st 2015.

The decision of the Administration Committee of the Competition on the admission of the candidates to the competition is final and requires no explanation.

The competition includes a preselection in the following cities : Paris, London, Philadelphia, Hamburg, Moscow, Tokyo and Roma and public rounds = Eliminatory test, Semi-final test and Final test with a recital and a concerto with orchestra.

The musical programme written on the registration form cannot be changed.

The final « concerto » round will be preceded by a rehearsal and a general rehearsal. The other rounds will be preceded by one rehearsal.

All The works will be played from memory, except the contemporary work compulsory. The candidate is not allowed to play a same work for several tests. Any work will be played entirely. The required timing for each will have to be strictly respected.

The competition tests, either in their totality or only in part, as well as the final concert, may be broadcasted, on live or recorded and broadcasted on radio and television without payment of any fee.

Taking part in the competition implicates full acceptance of all the rules, the edition of the compact discs offered by the competitions and the sponsors, engagements for concerts listed within the awards.

In case of legal dispute, only the French text of the rules is valid.

The decisions of the jury are final.

The jury reserves the right not to award all the prizes.

The jury and the sponsors are allowed to grant Special Prizes to candidates who have participated in the semi-final test and who have not been accepted to the final test.

The jury will include eminent French or foreign musicians selected by the Administration Committee of the Competition.

The registration forms must be sent on April 20th, 2015, at the latest, on pain of elimination, as attested by the date on the postmark.

A registration fee of 100€ (plus banking fees) is payable by bank transfer only payable to the Fondation Long-Thibaud-Crespin on submission of the registration form of the candidate. This fee is not refundable. Payment is mandatory for inscription at the preselection.

Bank codes are :

Fondation Long-Thibaud-Crespin
CIC Banque Transatlantique
26, avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 75008, Paris
Bank: 30568
Agency code: 19904
Account: 00021559601
Key: 34
IBAN: FR76 3056 8199 0400 0215 5960 134