Concours 2012

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The finales of the 23rd international competition of organ “Grand Prix of Chartres” took place on Sunday, September 9th, 2012 in the cathedral Notre-Dame of Chartres.

70 candidates, representing 18 nationalities have enrolled for the interpretation or improvisation competition.

The jury, was chaired by Michel BOUVARD, and consisted of Monica MELCOVA (Slovakia), Jeffrey BRILLHART (United States), Laszlo FASSANG (Hungary), Tomasz Adam NOWAK (Poland), and french Thierry ESCAICH, Erwan Le PRADO.
After a preselection round and two eliminating rounds, 5 candidates were selected in finales by the jury :
– 3 candidates in interpretation :
Mari MIHARA (Japan), Thomas OSPITAL (France), Joonho PARK (South Korea) ;
– 2 candidates in improvisation :
Baptiste-Florian MARLE-OUVRARD (France), Samuel LIÉGEON (France)

Program of the finale :
– Bach : Fantaisia and fugue in G minor BWV 542
– Franck : Prélude, fugue et variation
– Aubertin : Passacaille of the 1st sonate du Deuxième livre d’orgue
– Duruflé : Toccata, of the Suite opus 5

Results of the the competition 2012 :
The “Grand Prix of Chartres” for Interprétation was awarded to Mari MIHARA (Japon)
The “Second prize” of Interprétation was awarded to Joonho PARK (South Corea)

The “Grand Prix of Chartres” for Improvisation was not awarded
The “Second prize” of Improvisation was awarded ex aequo to Samuel LIÉGEON (France) and to Baptiste-Florian MARLE-OUVRARD (France)

Three other prizes were also awarded :
Prize Maurice DURUFLÉ” for the best interpretation of “Toccata” of the suite op. 5 : awarded to Thomas OSPITAL (France)
Prize of the public” for Interpretation : awarded to Thomas OSPITAL (France)
Prize of the public” for Improvisation : awarded to Baptiste-Florian MARLE-OUVRARD (France)


Thomas OSPITAL - Samuel LIÉGEON - Mari MIHARA - Baptiste-Florian MARLE-OUVRARD - Joonho PARK Jury 2012 The laureates

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