Concours de Genève

The Geneva Competition is one of the world’s leading international music competitions. It aims at discovering, promoting and supporting young talented artists, giving them the necessary tools to launch an international career.

The 70th Geneva Competition will be presenting composition. This new discipline pursues the tradition of the Reine Marie José Prize and aims at encouraging and supporting contemporary creation.

  • Application deadline : 31 March 2015
  • Public final : 8 November 2015
  • Subject of the competition : String Quartet

With the support of Fondation Reine Marie José

Jury members 2015

Michael JARRELL, Switzerland, President
Pascal DUSAPIN, France
Wolfgang RIHM, Germany

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Prizewinners benefit from two full years of services from the ProMusica Genève concert agency, giving them the opportunity to take their first steps on the Swiss and international musical scene. More than just a guarantee of obtaining concerts and engagements, this programme aims at promoting the laureates after their victory.

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In 2014, the Concours de Genève celebrated its 75th Anniversary!

To celebrate this event, two special publications :

A book on the history of the competition.
"Une Certaine Idée de la Musique - Le Concours de Genève : 1939-2914" written by Marie Duchêne Thégarid

Written by music historian Marie Duchêne Thégarid, it gives a thorough account of the birth and life of the Geneva Competition. Beautifully illustrated, it covers every aspect of the competition, narrating this human and artistic adventure and describing how the Geneva Competition fits into a cultural landscape affected by history’s turmoil. Sponsored by the Research Fund of the HES-so, published by Slatkine

CHF 44.-

A CD boxed set of historical recordings.
"Concours de Genève : 75 Years of Musical Discoveries", Claves Records

Radio Télévision Suisse has been a faithful partner of the Geneva Competition from the beginning : hundreds of recordings can now testify to the many young artists in a variety of disciplines who took part in the competition and went on to become international stars. We chose forty recordings from over the years featuring different instruments. Awarded as the « Coup de Coeur Breguet » Prize 2014. Published by Claves, in partnership with the RTS.

CHF 45.-

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Piano Final with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Alexander Shelley

Flute Final with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Chalvin


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