The Casablanca native started learning piano at the age of 6.
Rabat – Moroccan pianist Nour Ayadi has won the 2019 Cortot Prize in Paris at the end of the competition, which took place on May 6-17.
Ayadi is the first woman to win the prestigious award since the creation of the competition for the higher diploma of concert performers at the Normal Alfred Cortot School.
The pianist starting learning piano at the age of 6 in Casablanca. She moved to Paris at the age of 16 to finish her musical studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique and the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris.
In addition to the Cortot Prize, Ayadi has also won other international prizes, including the First Prize at the Virtuoses du Coeur competition in Paris in 2019, and the Grand prize at the Flame Competition in Partis.
Ayadi also won the First Prize at the Baku International Classical Music Competition and the Second Prize at the Alion Piano Competition in Estonia.
Nour also received an invitation to play piano at several international festivals, including the ,Contemporary Music Festival in Paris, the Barbizon festival, Alizés festival in concerto with the Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra, Musical October in Carthage, and the Glafsfjorden Musik Festival in Sweden, Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported.
Ayadi will also perform at other festivals this month including the Chopin Nohant festival, Les Nuits du Piano, and the Orleans Piano Festival.
Ayadi is now pursuing her studies at Sciences Po Paris.