Created in 1939, the Geneva Competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious international music competitions. Each year, it attracts young virtuosos from all around the world.
You can now watch the Final on video on this page: http://www.rts.ch/dossiers/concours-de-geneve/
The Winner of the 2013 Composition Prize is: M. Kwang Ho CHO, South Korea, 25 years
Born in 1987 in Pyeong Taek, in Korea, Kwang Ho Cho started violin studies in 1993. In 2007, he entered the Music Faculty of the University of Yonsei, in Seoul, where he obtained his degrees in harmony, counterpoint and orchestration. In 2008, he founded a group of composers called “SUM”. In 2009, he followed a masterclass with Thierry Escaich. In 2011, he won the Composition Prize of the George Enescu International Competition for a chamber music piece. In 2012, his works were performed as world premiere for one of the Seoul Culture Festival’s concerts. He is currently studying with Chung Mook Kim at the University Yonsei, where he is studying composition, psychology and French literature. He works as a composer and a conductor.
Composition Prize 2013
The discipline proposed by the 68th Geneva International Music Competition 2013 was Composition. The official Jury, presided by Ivan FEDELE, met in Geneva from April 29th – May 1st to study the works of the 34 candidates admitted to take part in this year’s Composition Prize. Five Finalists were designated:
- M. Eunho CHANG, South Korea, 29 years
- M. Kwang Ho CHO, South Korea, 25 years
- M. Gabriele COSMI, Italy, 24 years
- M. Adriano GAGLIANELLO, Italy, 29 years
- Mme Chikako YAMANAKA, Japan, 30 years
The public Final took place on Sunday December 1st 2013 at the Studio Ernest-Ansermet, in Geneva. On this occasion, the Finalists’ pieces were performed as world premiere by the Ensemble Contrechamps, under the direction of Gregory Charette and with soloists Silvia Careddu and Philippe Renggli (Flute). This event marked the opening of the “Laureates’ Festival”, which take place from December 1st – 6th. The 1st Prize-winners’ composition will be designated as compulsory piece for the Flute Competition in 2014.
See the Final concert on the website of RTS / Espace 2. Streaming available on Tuesday December 3.
The 69th Geneva International Music Competition will present the following disciplines : Piano & Flute.
The Competitions will take place from November 16th - December 5th, 2014. Registrations are now open!