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Moroccan pianist Nour Ayadi, first woman to win Prix Cortot 2019

Written by FDM

Nour Ayadi has just won the Grand Prix Cortot 2019 in Paris, as well as the highest graduate diploma of concert music from the Alfred Cortot Ecole Normale. At only 19, Nour is the first woman to win the prestigious competition since its creation in 1919.

The musical genius Nour is also the first Moroccan to have won the Grand Prix of the international piano competition of Morocco HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, in 2016. In 2015, she won the first prize at the national music competition in Morocco, and the Grand Prix at Flame competition in Paris. In 2017, she won First Prize at the Baku International Classical Music Competition in Azerbaijan. In 2019, Nour won the Grand Prize of the Virtuoso Hearts Competition in Paris.

The young Moroccan has thus been invited to play in various festivals, including the Festival of Alizés in concert with the Orchester Philharmonique du Maroc. She also performed in recitals in Tunisia and went on a concert tour in Europe (Poland, Azores, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal …) and in eight cities in Morocco.

Thanks to her prize, Nour, will perform in June at various festivals in France (festival Chopin Nohant, Nights of the Piano, Festival of the piano of Orleans, Monaco …) and will have the opportunity to record her first record.