Congratulations to
 Sarah Margaine and Félix Dalban-Moreynas !  

Since our creation in 2014, we have awarded scholarships to 11 talented young French pianists who have since competed and won international competitions in the United States. This year Sarah Margaine and Félix Dalban-Moreynas (bios below) will be performing at our Scholarship Awards Recital on July 20th at the Consulate of France in New York and participating in the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (IKIF) at Hunter College.
These scholarships fully fund their room/board and tuition for the festival.
Please donate to support our scholarships.


Born in Narbonne to a family of musicians, Sarah Margaine is an eclectic artist, eager to explore different musical forms, style and repertoiresboth as a chamber musician and solo pianist. She performs regularly with her sister Clémentin Margaine, a mezzo-soprano, as well as the flutist Samuel Bricault. Her passion for vocal music has led her to participate in chamber arrangements of operas and to pursue studies in vocal accompaniment. Recently, her interest in popular music and Argentinian music have inspired her to create a piano quintet with voice. 

Sarah has studied with Denis Pascal, Michel Béroff, Marie-Joseph Jude, Roger Muraro, and Jacques Rouvier at the Paris Conservatoire and in an exchange program at Berlin’s Universität der Kunst.  She is currently enrolled in the Paris Conservatoire’s prestigious Artist Diploma Programme and is a 2016 laureate of the Fondation Banque Populaire.


Félix Dalban-Moreynas has been fascinated by music since he was seven years old, singing at the Children's Choir School of the Lyon National Opera House. While studying at the Lyon Regional Conservatory of Music, piano performance became his main focus, in addition to interests in composition, musicology, Early Music (such as baroque and medieval music), as well as pedagogy methods. Félix is frequently participates in music festivals including La Chaise-Dieu and Les Choralies of Vaison-la-Romaine, where he performs solo repertoire, chamber music, or piano accompaniment for choirs. He enjoys a wide range of piano repertoire from eighteenth century music to ragtime.

Félix has studied with renowned pianists such as Florent Boffard, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Dana Ciocarlie or François Dumont, is currently a student of both Alain Planès and Svetlana Eganian at the Lyon National Conservatory of Music and Dance. He continues to refine his technique and artistic approach to the piano and will be working towards his master's degree, specializing in rhetoric and harmony in music.

Fundraising Continues in 2017

In 2016, we started the fundraising for $100,000 to acquire a Steinway Model B piano, and we have received 50% in donations in pledges. We are energized with this successful start and will close this fundraising in 2017

The piano will be installed in the Consulate of France in New York, 934 Fifth Avenue: our recital programs will become sustainable and our Society and extended community of friends will thrive.

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