History of the competition
The Liege Piano Competition was founded in 1996 by the liege pianist Hélène Fazius. It takes place every two years.
Dedicated to promoting public music education, it has been strictly limited to students who are regularly registered at academies and conservatories since its creation.
It was originally named the National André-Modeste Grétry Piano Competition and this national initiative has been maintained and every two years candidates come, in equal numbers, from all the regions and communities of the country to perform. Since 2010, it has been open to young Luxemburgish pianists.
The competition has benefitted from the support of numerous public and private sponsors amongst which the prestigious Artist's Group « Œuvre des Artistes » which follows in the competitions footsteps. It has been successfully hosted by the Province of Liege and by the University of Liege, which now welcomes them in their splendid, recently renovated, Academic Concert Hall.
Over the years, the competition has had ever-increasing coverage by the media. The last three finals have been broadcasted by the RTC Television Liege.