Valère Burnon

Belgium | 1998

PIANO 2023: Competitor


Born in 1998, Valère Burnon is originally from Marche-en-Famenne (Belgium). He graduated in 2018 from the Conservatoire Royal de Liège, where he studied with Marie-Paule Cornia, Jean Schils, François Thiry and Étienne Rappe. In October 2019, he joined the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in Wuppertal, first as an Erasmus student and then as a regular student with Florence Millet. In 2021, he received his Master of Music degree with distinction from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. In September 2021, Valère was admitted to the prestigious Accademia Pianistica ‘Incontri col maestro’ in Imola (Italy), which allowed him to improve his skills and aptitude with professor and pianist Leonid Margarius. In April 2022, Valère was admitted to the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels and has since benefited from the valuable artistic advice of Frank Braley, Avo Kouyoumdjian and Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden. Thanks above all to the prizes won at the prestigious Concours de Piano d’Épinal 2019, Europäischer Klavierwettbewerb Bremen 2021 and Concours Long-Thibaud 2022, the opportunities for Valère to express his talent on the stages of Belgium multiply, France, Germany and Italy (Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, Kölner Philharmonie, Salle Cortot in Paris, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Flagey’s Studio 4 in Brussels, Salle Philharmonique de Liège).

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First round

Ligeti: Etude no. 13 “L’escalier du diable”

Beethoven: Piano Sonata n. 30 op. 109

Second round

Debussy: “Feux d’artifice” (from Preludes, 2nd Book)

Debussy: “Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest” (from Preludes, 1st Book)

Debussy: “La Terrasse des audiences au clair de lune” (from Preludes, 2nd Book)

Schumann: Fantasie in C major op. 17


Scarlatti: Piano Sonata in D minor K. 213

Scarlatti: Piano Sonata in D major K. 29

Liszt: Ballade n. 2 in B minor S. 171

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata n. 8 in B flat major op. 84


S. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto n. 3 in D minor op. 30