First swiss projection
25 Nov 2016 - 7 PM
Salle Soutter, Tour RTS, Quai Ansermet
In the presence of filmmaker and producer Daniel Kutschinski
The Geneva International Music Competition, for its 71st edition, has the huge pleasure to present 4, a cinema documentary about one of the world’s most famous string quartet of its generation, the Quatuor Ébène.
The film embarks viewers on the quartet’s tour of Italy, gradually drawing them into the ambivalent interactions that have come to characterize the four musicians’ long-standing relationship. Bolzano, Perugia, Florence and Siena, Salzburg and Berlin, form the involuntary backdrop to a piece about relationships and the antagonism between ambition and reality.
Rather than focusing on the stage performances of the award-winning french string quartet, 4 takes us behind the scenes to observe the musical and human processes usually hidden from the eyes of the concert audience: the string quartet’s struggle with scores and interpretational details, with colleague-friends – and with themselves.
As a result, the documentary offers not only an intimate approach and a unique testimony of the conflicting desires, sufferings and joys of music making, but also an interpersonal story of a quartet rich in exquisite intuition and subject to bizarre misunderstandings that challenge our thinking.
As a new independent cinema documentary, the film 4 has been produced by Daniel Kutschinski, prolific filmmaker born in 1966 in Munich, Germany.
94’ - in french/english/german - subtitles available in german and english www.4-thefilm.com
The 71st Geneva International Music Competition will offer Voice & String quartet. It will take place from 18 November - 5 December 2016. All the competition rounds are open to the public.
The 71st Geneva International Music Competition is offering Voice and String Quartet and will take place from 18 November - 5 December 2016.
Results of the preselection round :
- Candidates selected for the voice competition
- Candidates selected for the string quartet competition
The 72nd Geneva Competition will be offering a Composition Prize.
Subject of the competition : work for clarinette & orchestra
Application deadline : 4 May 2017
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.-)