Gourdon Fund supports musicians who are or want to be in the tradition of the great pianists of the 20th century: Alfred Cortot, Edwin Fischer, Thierry de Brunhoff...


Demain Virtuoses/Gourdon Fund is aimed at all musicians who want to follow in the footsteps of Edwin Fischer, Alfred Cortot or Thierry de Brunhoff...

Why these words: "Tomorrow's Virtuosi..."?
Simply, to have the pleasure of going back to the source of the words....
The word Virtuoso is doubly derived from the Latin virus: virtue and the Italian virtu: energy, quality.

Virtuosity is a term that in itself carries two completely different meanings: the sense of beauty at the highest level and the sense of easy technical performance.
A pianist should always be a 'virtuoso'.

Alfred Cortot

Master Class on Schumann Kinderszenen (1953)

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