FRENCH-AMERICAN PIANO SOCIETY

The French-American Piano Society Scholarship Grants

WHY

French Pianist are underrepresented in U.S.- based international competition, not because of lack of talent, but because of funding.

  

OBJECTIVE

The initiative consists of an scholarship grant program to sponsor select French Young Pianists  to participate in the International Keyboard Institute and Festival and its related MacKenzie Piano Competition in New York.


In 2014, three pianist were awarded a scholarship grant.

In 2015, four pianists were awarded a scholarship grant.

In 2016, four pianists were awarded a scholarship grant.


2017 GRANTS


Our 2017 Scholarships have been awarded to Sarah Margaine and Felix Dalban-Moreynas


The grant covers round-trip transportation from Paris, tuition fees for the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (July 2017) and housing during the two-week festival.


The program also includes a public recital at the France’s New York Consulate, as well as audition fees to the Young Concert Artists’ Paris auditions in September 2017.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILES

Two French pianists (<27 years old) selected by a competitive process at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon . Scholarships will be balanced between female and male artists (50%-50%).

2017 CALENDAR

December  12th      Announcement and Competitive recruitment starts by partner Conservatories

April 18th 2017       2017 Spring Benefit Recital, New York
                                Scholarship Awards are announced 

July 13th                 Grant Winners leave Paris to New York, on-board Air France flight
July 16-30                International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Hunter College, New York
                                MacKenzie International Piano Competition
                               See Festival details here
July 20th                 Award Ceremony and Recital
                                Grant Winners Public Recital, Consulate of France in New York
                  

July  30th              Return to Paris on-board Air France flight

APPLICATIONS
2017 Applications are now closed.
2018 Applications will open in December 2018
The Application process is lead and managed by the French National Conservatories (Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris et de Lyon).