Reserved for pianists aged 18 to 32

Approved from its creation in 2017 by the Alink Argerich Foundation, Les Etoiles du Piano is an international piano competition for young pianists aged  18 to 32 years from all over the world. 


Organized in the Hauts-de-France, its aim is to promote the talent of musicians at the beginning of their career.  It thereby acts as a real springboard thanks to the selection of recitals offered to the laureates at different festivals and renowned venues in the region of the Hauts-de-France.  At the same time, Les Etoiles du Piano also strives to make music accessible to a wider public by proposing cultural mediation actions.


To make this International Competition of Excellence a humanistic and convivial event, great importance is given to welcoming the young candidates during their visit: they are all given accommodation with host families.


The third edition Les Étoiles du Piano will be held from 14th to 20th November 2021.


The auditions will take place from 15th to 19th November 2021 at the Conservatoire de Roubaix and the Gala will be held on 20th November 2021 at the Colisée de Roubaix.

The final is organized with Orchestra

Total prize allocation of € 25,000, including 6 prizes of which the 1st prize is € 13,500

Recital engagements

For the 1st prize
Concerto with the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania)

Ecological commitment with carbon compensation of the candidates' travel

The Hauts-de-France Region is very present in the field of classical music with institutions such as the Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing, the National Orchestra of Lille, the Orchestra de Picardie, the Concert d'Astrée, the Orchestra from Douai. It also has a number of remarkable facilities such as Lille, the Opera, the Nouveau du Siècle auditorium ... In Roubaix, the Colisée where the gala evening will take place is a hall with a prestigious reputation which can accommodate up to 1700 spectators.

This new edition of Les Etoiles du Piano aims to go even further than what could have been achieved in previous editions, always with the objective of enabling young talents from all over the world and the Hauts-de -France to shine.


The Colisée, the largest theater north of Paris with the reputation of an "Olympia of the North"

The Colisée stands out for the quality of its multidisciplinary program and its taste for hosting the must-see shows of the moment. The largest theater north of Paris with the reputation of an "Olympia of the North", le Colisée can accommodate up to 1,700 spectators, privatize reception areas and promise everyone an experience rich in emotions. "


Photos - Coliseum of Roubaix ©


Photos - Colisée de Roubaix ©