Jonathan Fournel


October 2, 1993


First Prize: Scottish International Piano Competition (Glasgow, Scotland)
First Prize: Gian Battista Viotti international Music Competition (Vercelli, Italy)
Second Prize: Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition (Seregno, Italy)
Prize for the Best French candidate: Épinal International Piano Competition (France)

Jonathan Fournel began his music studies at the Conservatoires of Sarreguemines and Strasbourg and the Musikhochschule of Saarbrücken, before entering the Conservatoire de Paris, where he graduated with a Master’s degree and a Performer’s Diploma.


Jonathan is regularly invited to perform in festivals such as La Folle Journée de Nantes, La Roque d’Anthéron and the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy. Recent concert highlights have included engagements with the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, Brussels Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, and seen him play in the famous Salle Cortot in Paris, Gustav Mahler Auditorium in Milan and Royal Glasgow Concert Hall.


Since 2016, Jonathan has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, under the direction of Louis Lortie and Avo Kouyoumdjian. He has collaborated in masterclasses with distinguished pianists such as Laurent Cabasso, Aldo Ciccolini and Jean Micault. As an avid chamber musician, he has performed with the Hermès Quartet and Modigliani Quartet.


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Bruno Mantovani: Étude Pour Les Octaves
Frédéric Chopin: Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante Op.22

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
II. Allegro molto
III. Adagio, ma non troppo – Arioso dolente – Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo

Arthur Benjamin: Siciliana

IX. Allegro moderato. Tempo di marcia

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital


Variation 1

Variation 2. Animato

Variation 3. Dolce

Variation 4. Risoluto

Variation 5. Espressivo

Variation 6

Variation 7. Con vivacita

Variation 8

Variation 9. Poco sostenuto

Variation 10. Energico

Variation 11. Dolce

Variation 12. Soave

Variation 13. Largamente, ma non più

Variation 14. Sciolto

Variation 15

Variation 16. Ma marcato

Variation 17. Più mosso

Variation 18. Grazioso

Variation 19. Leggiero und vivace

Variation 20. Legato

Variation 21. Dolce

Variation 22

Variation 23. Vivace e staccato

Variation 24

Variation 25


I. Allegro maestoso
II. Scherzo. Molto vivace – Trio
III. Largo
IV. Finale. Presto non tanto

Alban Berg: Piano Sonata in B minor Op.1

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Vivace, ma non troppo

II. Adagio

III. Allegro molto moderato

Fritz Kreisler: Syncopation

I. Allegro moderato

II. Scherzo

III. Largo

IV. Finale. Allegro

Gabriel Fauré: Romance Op.69

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Maestoso

II. Larghetto

III. Allegro vivace

Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Allegro maestoso

II. Romance. Larghetto

III. Rondo. Vivace