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Applications Closing for Concours de Genève’s 2024 Composition Competition

Open to composers up to 40 years of age, applications will close on May 29, 2024


The 78th Concours de Genève dedicated to Voice and Composition will be held from October 15–22, 2024, in Geneva, Switzerland. The biennial Composition Competition is open to candidates born after October 20, 1984.

The 2024 Composition Competition will reward new works for solo viola and chamber orchestra of approximately 15 minutes, composed after May 2021 — the jury will meet in Geneva from June 11–13 to evaluate correctly submitted compositions.

To apply and submit a work, click here. The application deadline is May 29, 2024. 

First prize of the competition is endowed with CHF 15,000; second prize is CHF 10,000; and third prize is awarded with CHF 5,000.

Special prizes will include the CHF 1,500 Audience Prize; a Young Audience Prize at CHF 1,000; the CHF 1,000 Students Prize; and the Nicati-De Luze Special Prize valued at CHF 3,000.

A maximum of three finalists will be invited to Geneva from October 16, 2024, to attend the rehearsals of their work for the Final Round with orchestra, plus attend a chamber music concert, during which one or two of their works will be performed. 

The finalists’ pieces will be performed by the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève on October 20, 2024. The winning work will be selected as the compulsory piece for the semifinals of the 2025 Concours de Genève for viola. 

Chaired by Pascal Dusapin, the Composition Competition jury will comprise Milica Djordjević, Francesco Filidei, Hector Parrà, and Francesca Verunelli.

More information can be found here.

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