French Pianist are underrepresented in U.S.- based international competitions, not because of lack of talent, but because of funding. Our scholarship grant program sponsors select French Young Pianists to participate in the International Keyboard Institute and Festival and its related MacKenzie Piano Competition in New York.

The scholarship includes the round-trip transportation from Paris, tuition fees for the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (July 2019), and housing during the two-week festival. The program also includes a public recital at the Consulate of France in New York, as well as audition fees to the Young Concert Artists’ Paris auditions.


Our 2019 Scholarships Application process is opened. Scholarship recipients will be announced April 23rd 2019.


Two French pianists (under 27 years old) selected by a competitive process at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon. Scholarships will be balanced between female and male artists (50%-50%).


2019 Applications are opened.

The Application process is lead and managed by the French National Conservatories (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris et de Lyon).

Recognized as one of the leading educational programs for French piano repertoire in the United States, our Master Classes Program attracts the highest caliber of young performing artists. Students benefit from a unique learning experience, reeibing guidance and inspirations from some of the most renowned French pianists of our time. The program is open to pianists in academic music programs in the United States. Classes are free and open to the public. 

Past Master Classes

Yves Henry

Students: Mariel Mayz, Audrey Abela, Sarah Dutcher, Elham Fanoos

Hélène Tysman

Students: Anne Riegler, Sarah Dutcher, Mariel Mayz, Tyler Walker

Jean Efflam Bavouzet

Students: Audrey Abela, Sarah Dutcher, Mariel Mayz, Marie-Ange Nguci

Yves Henry

Students: Małgorzata Goroszewska, Miles Massicotte, Ivan Gusev, Xi Chen