Didier Schnorhk


Didier Schnorhk has been Secretary General of the Geneva International Music Competition since 1999. He is responsible for its administrative and financial operations as well as coordinating its artistic management. As the competition’s spokesperson, he ensures its reputation both locally and internationally. ​He graduated from the Geneva Conservatory as a cellist and was a professional musician performing with a range of ensembles in Geneva (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Geneva Chamber Orchestra) and Lausanne (Sinfonietta, Ensemble instrumental) before devoting himself to arts administration. In 1995, he became Deputy Artistic Director of the Geneva Chamber Orchestra and subsequently began his role within the management of the Geneva International Music Competition. He is also the author of numerous evening programmes, a regular contributor to radio broadcasts and frequently visits the Geneva School of Music. ​Having held the position of Vice President of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) since 2006, Didier Schnorhk was elected President in May 2015. He is also a member of the committees of the Archipel Festival and the National Institute of Geneva. Born in 1962 in Geneva, he comes from a family of musicians. He is from the Valais region and has three children.