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The “Young Talents” scholarship was created during the first edition of Musique & Vin au Clos Vougeot to help young musicians by awarding them a scholarship or by accompanying them in their professional debut (concerts, recordings etc.). Selected artists must be attending establishments or courses of higher education forming part of a recognized European and American cursus.
Fundraising by patrons and partners and financed by the annual auction held after the closing concert of the festival provides strong support to the award winners, allowing them to begin their international career with more serenity.

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With such a distinguished career start, the “Young Talents” are also engaged via this scholarship, to perform alongside great performers of international musical at concerts organized by Musique & Vin au Clos Vougeot. Each year, a free concert of the award winners and artists of the festival is given to the public in the mythical Grande Halle de Beaune (where the wine auction is held) thanks to its partnership with the city.
This exceptional project has already dedicated 12 European instrumentalists and 10 American opera singers.

Award winners of previous editions

The Young Talents of the 2008 to 2019 editions are all following dazzling musical careers.
Award winning singers have all been invited to the greatest international scenes such as the Metropolitan in New York, the Deutsche Opera in Berlin, the Paris Opera or Covent Garden in London.

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Some of the Young Talent instrumentalists, such as Pierre Génisson, Ismaël Margain and Pierre Fouchenneret, are now renowned soloists and sought-after partners in chamber music. Other instrumentalists have joined major European orchestras: Johannes Grosso is principal oboe of the Frankfurt Opera and the Bayreuth Festival, Mathilde Caldérini, the flute player, has joined the Orchestra of La Suisse Romande and Laura Jaillet, the first ever award winner of the festival, is now part of the European Union Youth Orchestra. The Trio Karénine has made a remarkable Schumann recording (with the Aparté label) thanks to the grant of Musique & Vin au Clos Vougeot, has won a lot of attention and performs regularly.


Martina Russomanno, soprano
Ray Ushikubo, piano and violon



Meigui Zhang, soprano
Júlia Pusker, violon


Leah Hawkins, soprano
Caroline Sypniewski, violoncello


Kang Wang, ténor
Florian Pichler, trumpet


Ying Fang, soprano
Valentin Cotton, piano


Hyesand Park, soprano
Vladimir Percevic, viola



Alexey Lavrov, baritone
Trio Karénine, piano, violin, violoncello




Kate Lindseymezzo-soprano
Pierre Génisson, clarinet


Tamara Mumfordmezzo-soprano
Johannes Grosso, oboe


Shenyang, baritone-bass


Laura Jaillet, violin