Jonathan Fournel
France, °1993
PIANO 2021 : First Prize
Jonathan Fournel studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Saarbrücken under Robert Leonardy, then at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where he took classes with Bruno Rigutto, Brigitte Engerer, Claire Désert, and Michel Dalberto. Since 2013, he has won the first prize at both the Concorso Gian Battista Viotti in Vercelli in Italy and the Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow. He has performed, among others, with the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Radio and Television Orchestra in Zagreb, the Jiangsu Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and with conductors such as Frank Braley, Jonathon Heyward, and Gergely Madaras. Since 2016, Jonathan Fournel has been an artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, under the guidance of Louis Lortie, and was selected as a ‘révélation classique’ by the Adami in 2017.


2016 - : Louis Lortie & Avo Kouyoumdjian
2013 - 2016 : Michel Dalberto & Claire-Marie Leguay
2012 - 2013 : Claire Desert & Emmanuel Mercier
2010 - 2012 : Brigitte Engerer & Emmanuel Mercier
2009 - 2010 : Bruno Rigutto & Fernando Rossano
2005 - 2009 : Robert Leonardy & Jean Micault
2001 - 2005 : Stéphane Seban
2000 - 2001 : Marianne Henry


2016 - : Artist Diploma, Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel
2009 - 2016 : Diplome d'Artiste Interprète, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris
2005 - 2009 : Jungstudierende, Hochschule für Musik Saar
2001 - 2005 : Second cycle, Conservatoire de Strasbourg
2000 - 2001 : premier cycle, Conservatoire de Sarreguemines


2019 : Osaka Symphony Hall (Osaka, Japan), Kansai Symphony Orchestra, dir. Augustin Dumay
2019 : City Art Gallery (Varna, Bulgaria), Varna Music Festival, Brahms Violin Sonatas with Augustin Dumay
2018 : Parc du Chateau de Florans, La Roque d'Anthéron, Récital
2018 : Flagey (Brussel, Belgium), Flagey Festival, Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane Dénève
2018 : Auditorium Stéphane Zweig (Nantes, France), La Folle Journée de Nantes, Sinfonia Varsovia, dir. Lio Kuokman
2018 : Auditorium Jean-Pierre Dautel (Caen, France), Orchestre de Caen, dir. Vahan Mardirossian
2017 : Nanjing Zijin Grand Theater (Nanjing, China), Jiangsu Symphony Orchestra, dir. Éric Lederhandler
2017 : Concert Hall (Zilina, Slovakia), Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina State Chamber Orchestra, dir. Nicola Giuliani
2016 : Arsenal (Metz, France), Arsenal, Orchestre National de Lorraine, dir. Jean-François Verdier
2015 : Glasgow Royal Hall, Edinburgh Usher Hall and Dundee Caird Hall (Scotland), RSNO, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, dir. Peter Oundjiann


2014 : First Prize Winner, Scottish International Piano Competition
2013 : Second Prize Winner, Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition
2013 : First Prize Winner, Gian Battista Viotti Piano Competition in Vercelli
Closing concert piano 2021
Final 2021: Jonathan Fournel - Brahms
Final 2021: Jonathan Fournel - Mantovani
Semi-final 2021: Jonathan Fournel - recital
Semi-final 2021: Jonathan Fournel - concerto
First round 2021: Jonathan Fournel
Final (29/05/2021)
Bruno Mantovani D'un jardin féérique
Johannes Brahms Concerto n. 2 in B flat major op. 83
Jonathan Fournel, piano
Belgian National Orchestra, dir. Hugh Wolff

Récital (15/05/2021)

Pierre Jodlowski Nocturne
Fryderyk Chopin Nocturne n. 17 in B major op. 62/1
Johannes Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Haendel op. 24
Jonathan Fournel, piano

Concerto (15/05/2021)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 18 in B flat major KV 456
Jonathan Fournel, piano
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Frank Braley
First round (07/05/2021)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Molto allegro (Sonata n. 14 in C minor KV 457)
Fryderyk Chopin Etude in G flat major op. 10/5
Sergey Rachmaninov Etude-tableau in D major op. 39/9
Fryderyk Chopin Scherzo n. 3 in C sharp minor op. 39
Jonathan Fournel, piano
Relive the performances of Piano 2021
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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