Philippe Entremont – President of the Jury
The exceptional career of Philippe Entremont began at the age of eighteen when he came to international attention with his great success at New York’s Carnegie Hall playing Jolivet’s piano concerto and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Since then, he has pursued a top international career as a pianist, and for the last 30 years, on the podium as well.
He plays and record under the baton of Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez, Eugene Ormandy, Leopold Stokowski….He has given over 7000 concerts worldwide, more than 100 with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Philippe Entremont has conducted the he greatest symphony orchestras of Europe, Asia and America and worked with the world greatest soloists, both instrumental and vocal. He is currently Lifetime Laureate Conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
In 2017, he is in United States, Europe, but also in France.
In 2015, the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Musique de Paris – Alfred Cortot asks Philippe Entremont to create the School Chamber Orchestra. The first concert was given in May 2015.
He is currently appointed Chairman of the Jury for the Enescu Piano Competition in 2018 Philippe Entremont has been awarded Commander of the French Legion of Honor, Commander of the Order of Merit, Commander of the Order of Arts et Lettres.