Concours de Genève


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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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

Jury members 2015

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

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

Few cultural institutions can boast of such a rich past as the Geneva Competition can. As well as being one of Geneva’s leading cultural institutions, alongside the Conservatory, the Grand-Théâtre and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, it is also one of the world’s oldest musical competitions, birthed before the Second World War. It is unique in its multidisciplinarity, its openness to contemporary music, its unwavering moral principles and its prestigious winners.

A book on the history of the competition.

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

"Une Certaine Idée de la Musique - Le Concours de Genève : 1939-2914" written by Marie Duchêne Thégarid
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A CD boxed set of historical recordings.

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.

"Concours de Genève : 75 Years of Musical Discoveries", Claves Records
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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


Piano competition

First Prize 
Ms. Ji-Yeong MUN (18 years old, South Korea)

Second Prize
Ms. Pallavi MAHIDHARA (27 years old, USA)

Third Prize
Mr. Honggi KIM (23 years old, South Korea)


Special Prize « Paul Streit »
Mr. Myunghyun KIM (25 years old, South Korea)

Special Prize « Georges Leibenson »
Ms. Asaki INO (27 years old, Japan)

Audience Prize
Ms. Ji-Yeong MUN (18 years old, South Korea)

Young Audience Prize
Ms. Pallavi MAHIDHARA (27 ans, USA)

Special Prize « Frank Martin»
Mr. Igor ANDREEV (26 years old, Russia)

Special Prize « Fondation Heim »
Mr. Igor ANDREEV (26 years old, Russia)

Special Prize « Air France KLM »
Ms. Ji-Yeong MUN (18 years old, South Korea)

Flute competition


First Prize
Not attributed

Second Prize ex aequo
Ms. Adriana FERREIRA (24 years old, Portugal)
Mr. Yubeen KIM (17 years old, South Korea)

Troisième Prix
Ms. Elena BADAEVA (25 years old, Russia)


Special Prize « Paul Streit »
Mme Héléna Macherel (19 ans, Suisse)

Special Prize « Souffle »
M. Yubeen KIM (17 ans, Corée du Sud)

Audience Prize
M. Yubeen KIM (17 ans, Corée du Sud)

Young Audience Prize
M. Yubeen KIM (17 ans, Corée du Sud)

Special Prize « Vents du Midi »
Mme Mayuko Akimoto (22 ans, Japon)

Special Prize « Coup de Cœur Breguet »
Mme Adriana Ferreira (24 ans, Portugal)


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