We congratulate the new Chevalière des Arts et des Lettres! Isabella Vasilotta will receive the medal awarded by the French Ministry of Culture.

For her merits as artistic director of the Orléans International Piano Competition, Isabella Vasilotta, who has been with the karsten witt musik management team since September 2021, was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, first awarded in 1957, honours people “who have distinguished themselves through their work in the artistic or literary field or through their contribution to the radiance of the arts and literature in France and around the world”.

Isabella Vasilotta has been artistic director of the Orléans International Piano Competition since 2015. In 2021 she entered the board of the World Federation of International Music Competitions. She is also a member of the Artistic Advisory Board of the Franco-British Fund for Contemporary Music “Diaphonique”. Between 2019 and 2021 she was the artistic director and promotion manager of Durand Salabert Eschig, part of Universal Music Publishing Classical.