Geneva - Geneva International Music Competition

Founded in 1939, the Geneva Competition is one of the world’s leading international music competitions. It aims at discovering, promoting and supporting young talented artists, giving them the necessary tools to launch an international career.


Voice, Composition

Concours de Genève’s disciplines rotate annually, and its list of laureates includes renowned figures such as Martha Argerich, Emmanuel Pahud and Sir Georg Solti. In addition to the official prizes, laureates benefit from a Career Development Programme, which includes concerts, international tours, workshops and personalized coaching. This year’s competitions are Flute & String Quartet.

In more than 80 years of existence, the Geneva Competition has revealed more than 800 artists, including world-renowned figures such as Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Georg Solti, Friedrich Gulda, Martha Argerich, Victoria de los Angeles, Maurizio Pollini, Maurice André, José van Dam, Christian Zacharias, Emmanuel Pahud, Nelson Goerner and Annette Dasch.

Geneva's multi-disciplinary approach is one of its most distinctive assets.


Didier Schnorhk
Boulevard Saint-Georges 34
CP 268
1205 Geneva

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