On April 7, 2022, 14 musicians, supported by eight of Fondation de France’s donor-advised funds, were awarded prizes at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris.
“We are here to celebrate14 laureates supported by eight donor-advised funds at Fondation de France: Fondation Yves Brieux-Ustaritz, Fondation Marie Dauphin de Verna, Fondation Drouet-Bourgeois, Fondation Macari Lepeuve, Fondation Monique Rollin, Fondation Monique Gabus, Fondation François-Louis Baradat and Fondation Marthe Depelsenaire. The people I just mentioned are men and women who wished to create foundations to help young artists. What they all have in common is a passion for music,” declared Suzanne de Bellescize, head of the Culture and Society department at Fondation de France, at the opening of the Laureates Concert. Close to 200 people attended.
Every year for over twenty years, these Fondation de France donor-advised funds give awards to young virtuosos from the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris at the Laureates Concert. Fourteen grants were given to young musical prodigies based on their level of excellence as well as social criteria. Be it organ, piano, or violin or other instruments, eight laureates performed on stage. An-Chi Mai, winner of the piano prize from the Fondation Drouet-Bourgeois, played the works of Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachmaninov. Qi Han, winner of the harp prize from the Fondation Monique Rollin, made the Conservatory’s Organ Hall resonate with a piece by Marcel Tournier. In the presence of Emilie Delorme, director of the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris, Fondation de France donors, founders, partners and musicians, these young virtuosos shared their passion for music.
The 2021-2022 laureates
Loriane Llorca & Arthur Nauche, lauréats awarded by the Fondation Yves Brieux Ustaritz.
The foundation gives organ prizes to two students.
Parveen Savart, awarded by the Fondation Dauphin de Verna.
The prize is given to one or several students, singers and winners of the advanced studies exam.
Marc Bourgeois Violin Prize 2021
Chen-Fang Chien,awarded by the Fondation Drouet-Bourgeois..
Pierre Bourgeois Piano Prize 2021
An-Chi Mai, awarded by the Fondation Drouet-Bourgeois.
Malo Courbaron, awarded by the Fondation Macari Lepeuve.
The foundation gives two annual prizes for composition.
Musical Composition Prize
Lanqing Ding, awarded by Fondation Macari Lepeuve.
Damian Gorandi and Shih-Ya Peng, awarded by Fondation Marthe Depelsenaire.
Jinri Oh, awarded by Fondation Monique Gabus.
The Fondation Monique Gabus Prize is awarded to a woman composer under 40 years old who has taken musical composition classes.
Qi Han, awarded by the Fondation Monique Rollin.
The foundation gives a grant to a musicology student and an interpretive prize to a pianist or a harpist.
Joyce Langlais, awarded by the Fondation Monique Rollin.
Ludwik Mierzejewski, awarded by the Fondation François-Louis Baradat.
The foundation helps young musicians acquire their instruments.
Noemi Gasparini, awarded by Fondation François-Louis Baradat.