French-American Piano Society Scholarship Recipient Awarded First Prize at the XVI Dorothy MacKenzie Piano Competition

August 7, 2015 | By Francerocks

The French-American Piano Society is delighted to congratulate 17-year old French pianist Marie-Ange Nguci (pictured 3rd from the right) on her extraordinary win at the XVI International Keyboard Institute and Festival's MacKenzie Competition on August 2nd in New York City. A student at the Conservatoire de Paris, Marie-Ange outplayed 35 international candidates and captivated the audience and jury with her artistry, originality, and technical mastery. We are also pleased congratulate Tanguy de Williencourt who placed in the semi-finals of the competition. See full press release here.

After an exquisite recital held at the French Consulate in New York on July 17, the French-American Piano Society awarded four scholarship grants (pictured above) to Olof Hansen and Audrey Lonca-Alberto from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and to Marie-Ange Nguci and Tanguy de Williencourt from the Paris Conservatoire. These scholarships fully funded their participation in the 2-week festival and its related competition and were made possible by our very generous corporate sponsors and individual patrons.

French-American Piano Society is honored to have played a part in these impressive accomplishments and remain deeply committed to helping the next generation of French pianists realize career opportunities in the USA through participation in festivals like IKIF.

Photo above taken on July 17 at the French Consulate in New York. 2015 Scholarship recipients left to right: Olof Hansen, Audrey Lonca-Alberto, SE Bertrand Lortholary (Consul General of France in New York), Gretchen Amussen (Head of External Affairs and International Relations at the Paris Conservatoire), Marie-Ange Nguci, Tanguy de Williencourt, Mathieu Petitjean (Founder of French-American Piano Society).

About French American Piano Society

French-American Piano Society is a non-profit organization designed to promote cultural exchange, education, and networking between France and the United States, with a special focus on French pianists and music. Click here to view their 2015 Program.

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