Armenian pianist Zhora Sargsyan awarded the third prize in Long–Thibaud–Crespin
Competition. The competition took place from November 8 to November 16 in Paris.
37 pianists around the world, included Jean-Paul Gasparian from France
participated in the competition. Japanese pianists Kenji Miura and Keigo Mukawa
win the top two spots. Legendary pianist Martha Argerich headed the piano jury
The Long–Thibaud–Crespin Competition is an international classical music
competition for pianists, violinists, and singers that have been held in France
since 1943․ It was created by the pianist Marguerite Long and the violinist
Jacques Thibaud. Thibaud died in 1953, Long in 1966. Until 2011 it included only
pianists and violinists and was known as the Marguerite Long–Jacques Thibaud
Competition. That year, in honor of the French soprano Régine Crespin
(1927–2007), it was expanded to include singers and renamed. Violinist Jean
Ter-Merguerian (1961) was among the winners of the competition.