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76th Geneva Competition



19:00 — Victoria Hall

non-subscription concert


Marzena Diakun

Piano finale with the OSR
The finalists will choose from one of the following concertos:

Ludwig van Beethoveen

No. 4 – No. 5

Frédéric Chopin

No. 1

Franz Liszt

No. 1

Serge Prokofiev

No. 3

Camille Saint-Saëns

No. 2

Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski

No. 1

the music

Created in 1939, the Geneva Competition is one of the most important international music competitions. Its mission is to discover, promote and support the best young musicians of the moment.

The list of prize-winners from past competitions speaks for itself: more than 800 references, including well-known artists such as Martha Argerich, Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli, Victoria De Los Angeles, Alan Gilbert, Nelson Goerner, Friedrich Gulda, Heinz Holliger, Nobuko Imai, Melos Quartet, Emmanuel Pahud, Maurizio Pollini, Georg Solti, José Van Dam, Christian Zacharias, and Tabea Zimmermann.

The 76th Geneva Competition is dedicated to both the piano and composition. On 10 April, 40 candidates of 14 nationalities (14 women and 26 men) were pre-selected by a jury to participate in the 2022 Piano Competition. Eight of the 40 candidates will be selected in September for the semi-finals, which will be held in three parts: a solo recital, a chamber music accompaniment and the presentation of a personal project. At the end of this round, the jury will select three finalists who will play one of the proposed concertos with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Marzena Diakun.

the venues

OSR Live

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Modest Mussorgsky

Night on the Bare Mountain

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 30 November 2018 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Yvonne Naef


György Ligeti
Poème symphonique, pour cent métronomes

Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm süsser Tod (orchestration by Leopold Stokowski)

Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Recorded on 21 January 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva