Les Amateurs Virtuoses ! in Paris

From May 23, 2019 to May 26, 2019

The 24th edition of Les Amateurs virtuoses piano festival took place in Paris from May 23rd to 26th, 2019, and gathered 30 artists under the artistic patronage of pianist Rena Shereshevskaya. We were lucky to welcome François Chaplin et Jean-Marc Luisada for the first time, to teach masterclasses. The audience was thrilled by both their level of expectation and their sense of humor.

For the second year in a row, the Off festival allowed a few selected pianists the chance to perform on our stage without having had to compete in international competitions for amateur pianists (which is a prerequisite for the In festival).

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the partners which made this parisian festival possible, in particular:

  • The Chambre des Notaires for hosting the festival and for the technical facilities it provided us with
  • Yamahafor bringing two wonderful concert pianos (handcraft series CF and S)
  • Pianos Nebout & Hamm for bringing a warm-up piano and for letting us rehearse in their showroom
  • Philomuses for letting us rehearse on its two concert grand pianos
  • Cabinet Coutot-Roehrig
  • Mairie de Paris
  • Our press partners: Classica, le Bonbon, Toute la culture, jejouedupiano.com
  • Piano competition partners: Concours d'Ile de France in Maisons Laffitte, Warsaw Chopin competition for amateurs, Piano Bridges in Saint Petersburg, Boston competition for outstanding amateur pianists, Washington International Piano Artists competition, AmateurPianists competition in San Diego, Van Cliburn competition for amateur pianists, concours de l'Ecole Polytechnique.
  • Read the programme

    Festival poster

    Our Partners

    Chambre des notaires de Paris
    Mairie de Paris
    Nebout & Hamm
    Toute La Culture
    Le Bonbon
    Coutot Roehrig
    La Londe-les-Maures
    Cliburn Amateur Competition
    Boston Piano Amateurs
    Concours international de piano amateur de l'École polytechnique
    Chopin Competition for Amateur Pianists
    Amateur Pianists
    Piano Bridges
    Concours international de piano d'Île-de-France
    Washington International Piano Arts Council