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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 : 




Laureate Composition Prize                                      CHF 15’000.-
Mr. Shoichi Yabuta, Japan, 32 y.o.


Foundation Otto & Régine Heim Prize                     CHF 3’000.-
Mr. Aderito Valente, Portugal, 35 y.o.

Audience Prize                                                           CHF 1’500.- 
Mr. Sunghyun Lee, South Korea, 20 y.o.
Awarded by the public during the final round

Young Audience Prize                                               CHF 1’000.-
Mr. Sunghyun Lee, South Korea, 20 y.o.
Awarded by the students of partner schools, presented by Médecins Sans Frontières

Students Prize                                                            CHF 1’000.-
Mr. Sunghyun Lee, South Korea, 20 y.o.
Awarded by students on the faculty of musicology, presented by Mr and Ms. Hervieu-Causse

The laureate receives a Breguet watch 


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.-)