Festival des Lauréats 2013 : concert de gala avec Martha Argerich et Nelson Goerner
The Geneva Competition launched its first Laureates Festival 2013. This first edition was met with enthusiasm, which encouraged us to reiterate the experience. Alongside this year's Composition Prize, the Laureates Festival 2015 will offer no less than 23 concerts inviting close to 40 prizewinners of the Geneva Competition! Some of the highlights of this year's festival are : the composition public final, a gala concert at the Victoria Hall with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and a "piano week-end" at teh Bâtiment des Forces Motrices inviting 17 piano laureates...
The Laureates Festival 2015 will take place from 8-15 November.
The complete programme will be announced at our press conference mid-September 2015.
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
Luca FRANCESCONI, Italy
Dai FUJIKURA, Japan
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.
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
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.
Interested in purchcasing the book or the boxed CD set ? Contact us at email@example.com