Piano 2021: Congratulations to our artists !

On behalf of the Board of Directors, faculty and staff, the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel is delighted to learn of the magnificent result of two of its artists (in residence and associate), Jonathan Fournel, First Prize, and Sergei Redkin, Second Prize.

This is a historical moment for the Music Chapel as Jonathan Fournel is the very first artist-in-residence to win the First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition. It is also the first time that Chapel’s artists win the First and Second prizes.

Winning two prizes in this unprecedented 2021 edition of the Competition is the fruit of the remarkable work carried out by the Master in Residence since 2016, Louis Lortie, and his assistant Avo Kouyoumdjian, as well as the attentive and precious efforts of a whole team that has been working with these young artists for several years to accompany them to this level of excellence. We congratulate Jonathan and Sergei for their exceptional success at the Queen Elisabeth Competition. We trust that these two prizes will facilitate the growth of their careers in the coming years.

This is a wonderful moment for all those, including their sponsors, who have worked for their development.

Bernard de Launoit – CEO