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Proceeding of second international Jean Françaix music competition

17 and 18 April 1999

piano and clarinet

On the 17th of April, the clarinet Competition brought together thirty-four candidates of nationalities more different of last year: France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Tchecoslovaquia, Poland, Israel, Taiwan, Korea, Japan.


The jury was composed of : 

- Mr Jean-Louis. Sajot, President of the Jury, clarinettist

- Mrs Claude Françaix, composer’s daughter

- Mr Guy Danguain, clarinettist

- Mr Philippe Cuper, clarinettist

- Mr Armand Artinian, President of a Music association

- Mr Justo Sanz, clarinettist

1st Prize :

Mr Jérôme Comte (France)


2nd Prize :

Mr Alexandre Chabod (France)

3re Prize :

Mr Vincent Chaignet (France) /



The Piano competition (18 April) brought together 15 pianists vfrom France, Belgium, Hongrary, Bulgary, Turkey, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Japan, Korea.

The jury was composed of :

- Mrs Christine Paquelet-Lussac, chairman

- Mrs Claude Françaix, composer’s daughter

- Mrs Idil Biret, pianist

- Mrs Hélène Calef, pianist

- Mrs Kornélia Ogorkowna, pianist

- Mr Andrea Delle Vigne, pianist

- Mr Jean-Pierre Lore, conductor


1st Prize :

Mr Mariano Santamaria (Nicaragua) /

2nd Prize :

Mrs Saori Mizumura (Japan)

3rd Prize :

Mrs Marta Godeny (Hongary)

For the piano as for the clarinet, the jury was pleased to note that the level was still very high this year. A total of 49 candidates entered the competition, 22 better than the first edition (27 candidates).

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