The Olivier Messiaen Competition is an international contemporary piano competition organized by the City of Paris in homage to the French composer Olivier Messiaen. The first edition took place in 2000.
|2000||Yvonne Loriod|| Håkon Austbø (Netherland)|
Maria-Elena Barrientos (Spain)
George Benjamin (United-Kingdom)
Michel Béroff (France)
Alain Louvier (France)
Roger Muraro (France)
Marcello Panni (Monaco)
Pierre Réach (France)
Thomas Daniel Schlee (Germany)
Takahiro Sonoda (Japan)
|1st Grand Prix: Markus Bellheim (Germany) |
|2003||Michel Béroff|| İdil Biret (Turkey)|
Suzanne Cheetham-Pillinger (Great-Britain)
Ivan Fedele (Italy)
Peter Hill (Great-Britain)
Jun Kanno (Japan)
Noël Lee (U.S)
Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen (France)
Roger Muraro (France).
|1st Grand Prix: Qin Chuan (China)|
|2007||Gilbert Amy|| Louise Bessette (Canada)|
Marie-Françoise Bucquet (France)
Nguyen-Thien Dao (France)
Jean-François Heisser (France)
Momo Kodama (Japan)
Klára Körmendi (Hungary)
Roger Muraro, (France)
Mikhail Rudy (France)
|Grand Prix of the City of Paris: Le Liu (China) |
Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles Messiaen was a French composer, organist, and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century. His music is rhythmically complex; harmonically and melodically he employs a system he called modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from the systems of material generated by his early compositions and improvisations. He wrote music for chamber ensembles and orchestra, vocal music, as well as for solo organ and piano, and also experimented with the use of novel electronic instruments developed in Europe during his lifetime.
Yvonne Loriod was a French pianist, teacher, and composer, and the second wife of composer Olivier Messiaen. Her sister was the Ondes Martenot player Jeanne Loriod.
Håkon Austbø is a Norwegian classical pianist. He has created many recordings for the label Brilliant Classics and Naxos Records, and is also a professor at the Amsterdam conservatory.
Paul Christopher Richard Crossley is a British pianist.
Thomas Bloch is a classical musician specializing in the rare instruments ondes Martenot, glass harmonica, and Cristal Baschet.
Roger Muraro is a French classical pianist.
Jean-Louis Petit is a French composer, conductor and organist. He studied composition with Georges Moineau and organ with Arsène Muzerelle at the Conservatoire de Reims before he studied under Simone Plé-Caussade and Olivier Messiaen at the Conservatoire de Paris. He joined courses in conducting with Leon Barzin at the Schola Cantorum, Franco Ferrara in Venice, Igor Markevitch in Madrid, Monaco und Santiago, Chile and Pierre Boulez in Basel.
Étienne Pasquier was a French cellist.
Brigitte Massin was a French musicologist and journalist.
Pascal Rophé is a French conductor, currently the musical director of the Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire. He is known for collaboration with contemporary composers, conducting the premieres of their works and recording. He also teaches master classes at the Conservatoire de Paris.
Catalogue d'oiseaux is a work for piano solo by Olivier Messiaen composed of thirteen pieces, written between October 1956 and September 1958. It is devoted to birds and dedicated to his second wife Yvonne Loriod.
Nagino Maruyama is a Japanese classical pianist from Aichi Prefecture, Japan. She rose to international fame by becoming the youngest finalist ever when she participated in XVII International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015.
Marie Vermeulin is a French classical pianist.
Petites esquisses d'oiseaux, is a piano work by Olivier Messiaen composed in 1985, dedicated to his wife Yvonne Loriod. It has six parts, three of which are devoted to robins.
Claude Samuel is a French music critic and radio personality.
Poèmes pour Mi is a song cycle for dramatic soprano and piano or orchestra by Olivier Messiaen, composed in 1936 and 1937 and dedicated to his first wife, Claire Delbos. The text are poems by the composer based on the New Testament.
Xavier Darasse was a French organist and composer. The Toulouse les Orgues festival organizes every 3 years the international Xavier Darasse organ competition in his honor.
Rudolf Alberth was a German conductor and composer.
Oiseaux exotiques is a piece for piano and small orchestra by Olivier Messiaen. It was written between 5 October 1955 and 3 January 1956 and was commissioned by Pierre Boulez. It is dedicated to Yvonne Loriod, the composer's wife.