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.