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From the Safran Foundation for Music to the French Classical Music Awards…

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Two young cellists – who won the Safran Music Award – won awards at the 25th “Victoires de la Musique Classique” (French Classical Music Awards) held in Evian-les-Bains (Haute-Savoie) on February 23, 2018.

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Victor Julien-Laferrière and Bruno Philippe – two cellists who have both won the Safran Music Award – each won a “Victoire” (music award) in their respective categories at the “Victoires de la Musique Classique 2018” ceremony.

Victor Julien-Laferrière, won the Instrumental Soloist category

Nominated in the “Instrumental Solist” category for the “Victoires de la Musique Classique 2018”, Victor Julien-Laferrière won the award ahead of another cellist, Gautier Capuçon, and a pianist Lucas Debargue. This talented young musician is one of the new generation of French cellists. He was supported by the Safran Foundation for Music, having won the Foundation’s award in 2013.

Bruno Philippe, winner in the Classical Revelation category

The general public was invited to vote to choose their favorite artist in the Classical Revelations category. After all the votes were cast, Bruno Philippe – who won the Safran Foundation Music award in 2016 – was chosen for the “Instrumental Soloist Revelation” award, ahead of the pianist Sélim Mazari* and the horn-player Nicolas Ramez.


The Safran Foundation Music Award acknowledges particularly gifted musicians. A competition is organized to select the winner of the award, who receives €8,000 in prize money and earns the right to perform at a special concert organized at the “Musée de l'Armée” (Army Museum) in Paris. Since its creation in 2007, ten young musicians have won the award.

* Sélim Mazari also won the Safran Foundation Music Award in 2014



Winners of the Safran Foundation Music Award rewarded at the “Victoires de la Musique Classique” (French Classical Music Awards ceremony)


Instrumental soloist revelation

-           Adélaïde Ferrière, marimba


Lyrical artist revelation

-           Elsa Dreisig, soprano


Instrumental soloist revelation

-           Adrien La Marca, alto


Instrumental soloist revelation

-           Guillaume Vincent, piano


Instrumental soloist revelation

-           Edgar Moreau, violoncelle


Instrumental soloist revelation

-           Romain Leleu, trompette