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Composition Prize & Laureates Festival : 8-15 November 2015

The Geneva Competition launched its first Laureates Festival in 2013, alongside the Composition Prize. This first edition was met with great enthusiasm, encouraging us to reiterate the experience; this year's Laureates Festival now offers 14 concerts inviting close to 30 prizewinners!

Some of this year's highlights are : the composition public Final, a gala concert at the Victoria Hall with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and a week-end dedicated to our piano laureates, which will take place at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices and will stage no less than 17 piano prizewinners between 2001 and 2014!

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By becoming a member of the Competition Friend's Association, you support young musicians from around the world who come to the Geneva Competition. Your contributions and donations fully pay their meals and transportation throughout the duration of their stay. In addition, you enjoy the many benefits!

If you wish to become a member, you can fill out the on-line membership form.
Contact the Friends of the Competition :
Become a host family!

The Friends Association's main role is to welcome the candidates and take care of their needs during the whole length of their stay, throughout the various rounds of the competition. Thanks to the availability of our host-families and their generosity, we are in a position to offer free lodging to the candidates.

This year, we are searching for host families to welcome prizewinners of the Geneva Competition who will be performing during the Laureates Festival (8-15 Nov.). Welcoming a young musician in your home is unique and rewarding experience. Please contact us if you are interested!

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The 71st Geneva International Music Competition will be offering Voice and String Quartet and will take place from 18 November - 5 December 2016.

Application dealine : 2 May 2016

> Click here for more information on the voice competition
> Click here for more information on the string quartet competition


Last year, we celebrated the Geneva Competition's 75th Anniversary ; this year we're celebrating its 70th edition! To celebrate these events, 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

> Purchase the book (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.

> Purchase the boxed set of CDs (CHF 45.-)