Aidan Mikdad (12) has won first prize at the Lagny International Piano Competition in the category A (10-15 years). Ten pianists from ten different countries participated in the final, which took place on Friday 31 January in the French Lagny-sur-Marne, in the outskirts of Paris. Aidan studies piano with Marjès Benoist at the Sweelinck Academy, the CvA's national study programme for exceptionally gifted young musicians.
The jury consisted of:
Pascal Nemirovski, Chairman of the jury, Royal Academy of Music, London, UK
Joanna McGregor, Royal Academy of Music, Head of Keyboard, UK
Robert Benz, Manheim University of Music and Artistic Director of The International Competition of Ettlingen, Germany
Ariele Butaux, Journalist and Producer, Radio-France, Paris, France