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Banque Populaire Foundation sponsors the Moroccan pianist Nour Ayadi

Written by FDM

Morocco’s exceptional pianist Nour Ayadi evolves with panache in big leagues and imposes her name on the international scene.

Nour Ayadi started piano lessons at the age of 6 with Nicole Salmon, a representative of l’École normale in Casablanca. At the age of 17, she moved to Paris to join, in parallel with her studies at Science Po, the National Conservatory of Paris with Claire Désert, and the l’École normale de musique Alfred Cortot, where she obtained her higher diploma in concert performance at the unanimously and with the congratulations of the jury.

In 2019, she became the first woman and the first Moroccan to win the Cortot Prize, the highest distinction awarded by the l’École normale. Many more distinctions followed in France and in different countries. As an artist in residence, Nour has been, since September 2021, assisted within the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel, the most prestigious musical institution in Europe. She became the first Moroccan to join this musical circle of excellence and improvement.

The year 2021 also marks Nour’s admission to the doctoral cycle at the Conservatoire national de musique de Paris. This artist’s diploma will allow her to carry out her artistic projects, but also to perform with the Orchestra of the laureates of the Conservatory at the Philharmonie de Paris during the next season.

She was recently admitted to the prestigious Haute École de Musique in Geneva for a master soloist, in the class of the great Argentinian pianist and pedagogue Nelson Goerner. Nour has performed, since September 2021, at the Saintonge Piano Festival, the Valois Piano Festival, the Bach Music Academy, and the Chopin-Nohant Festival.
Supported by the Banque Populaire Foundation, Nour is preparing her next program in 2022 which includes a tour with the Orchester de Massy in France, a recital at the Salle Cortot, as well as a residency at the Saline Royale Academy in France.