The two winners of a PlayRight+ prize at arts au carré are…

The academic year is officially launched and with it, PlayRight + continues to award prizes to the students who just finished their Master. The latest laureates have just completed their studies at Arts2, the Royal Conservatory of Mons.

Proclamations & graduation

PlayRight+ offers all Belgian universities the opportunity to award a PlayRight+ prize to the graduating young musicians and actors. The prize is awarded to those who have distinguished themselves during their training and studies as a performing artist. Our first collaboration with the teaching team and the Direction of Art2 allowed two students, selected by their teachers, to receive an award during the proclamations.

The cream of the theatre’s teaching team, held by Frédéric Dussenne, Bernard Cogniaux, Bernard Clair and Sylvie Landuyt (Director of the Theatre department) have selected Guillaume Druez :

Guillaume has this rare quality in the actors to show both great command and a magnificent permeability to the moment. He combines technical power and frailty. He is a team player, rigorous and attentive. Guillaume explores all facets of his body, his language, the stage and in different temporal durations. He hungers theatrical and performative experiments. This is where his talent lies, in the multiplicity and complexity of the theatre. He is dedicated and blossoms in several roles, he keeps transforming and surprising others, always on the edge, taking risks. He can appear out of nothing and make a strong impact.

He also developed an exciting personal writing style, combining the absurd, comedy, poetry and emotion. He carries his own projects with great success.”

Guillaume Druez (PlayRight+ Prize for the dramatic Arts section ) and Ludovic Monnier (PlayRight+ Prize for the Music section)

For the music section, the panel chose Ludovic Monnier. The guitar graduate also won the Public Competition held in June 2017 by Arts2.

The career of Ludovic Monnier at the Royal Music Academy of Mons is exemplary: an exploration voyage with an open mind, while a personal work discipline that allowed him to reach true artistic independence. It was no longer a student that the external jury discovered last June, but the assumed, captivated and concentrated recital of a young performer we want to come back to. We are pleased that the Playright+ Prize will be awarded to a particularly deserving student, also saluting his teachers and their gift to pass on talent, so indispensable to any student: Odair Assad, who could not make it to the award ceremony, Françoise-Emmanuelle Denis and Magali Rischette

The PlayRight+ prize tour is not over yet, as we will soon award a graduate of the Jazz section at the Brussels conservatory. New dates are already planned for 2018, do not hesitate to contact us at if you are interested.