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Malek Jandali International Youth Piano Competition: Selim Khamassi awarded second prize

It was on February 3 at the majestic Carnegie Hall in New York, that young Tunisian pianist Selim Khamassi received the second prize of the Malek Jandali International Youth Piano Competition, and this for the second time, after a first reward in 2014.

The award ceremony also coincided with the launch of the new album “Jasmin Tree” by the famous Syrian composer Malek Jandali.

Back from New York, his piano teacher Montassar Ben Messaoud told TAP the ceremony, enhanced by the presence of the Ambassador of Tunisia to the United Nations, started with a concert given by the 3 young people winners of the 2017 edition of the Malek Jandali competition with solo performances of works by the same composer.

At the end of the concert, it was Malek Jandali’s turn to mesmerize the audience with music inspired by the works of great poets such as Rumi, Sarojini Naidu and Natasha Trethewey.

Born April 20, 2002, Selim Khamassi started his piano lessons with his current teacher Montassar Ben Messaoud in 2010.

In 2014, he won the 3rd prize of the 1st edition of the Malek Jandali competition in New York.

In 2016, he won the silver medal at the Claude Kahn Competition in Paris after his participation in the category Medium 1.

In 2017 he was the headliner of the first edition of the concert Les Pianissimes at the Acropolium of Carthage which allowed him to perform in front of more than 400 people.

Source: TAP News Agency

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