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The Jury has selected four finalists for the Composition Prize 2015 : 

Sunghyun Lee, South Korea, 20 years old
Work for string quartet : « Moment étincelant »

Adérito Valente, Portugal, 35 years old
Work for string quartet : « Onis ex tempore »

Schoichi Yabuta, Japan, 32 years old
Work for string quartet : « Billow »

Hankyeol Yoon, South Korea, 21 years old
Work for string quartet : « Klangfoto »

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Membres du Jury 2015

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

With the support of the Queen Marie José Foundation :


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.

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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.

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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

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.

CHF 45.-

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