Nour Ayadi

Moroccan pianist Nour Ayadi,19, has won the 2019 Cortot Prize in Paris at the end of the Concours du Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste at the Alfred Cortot School of Music. Ayadi is the first female Cortot Prize winner since the creation of this competition.

Nour began her piano studies at the age of 6 in Casablanca with Nicole Salmon. At the age of 16, she moved to Paris to pursue her musical studies at the Ecole normale de Musique and the Conservatoire national de Musique de Paris.

She has won several prizes in international competitions. She won First Prize at the Virtuoses du coeur Competition in Paris in 2019, First Prize at the Baku International Classical Music Competition, Second Prize at the Alion Piano Competition in Estonia andthe First Prize at the Moroccan National Music Competition, among others.

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