Due to the impact of the coronavirus, the Geneva Competition has extended the registration deadline for this year’s Cello Competition to 15 June

Geneva competition

Due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis, the organisers of the Geneva Competition have decided to extend the registration deadline for this year’s Cello Competition to 15 June and to adjust the conditions of application.

Candidates will only be required to submit a solo programme for their application video (minus - as previously stipulated - the 3rd piece with piano). In addition, the registration fee of CHF 250 has been reduced to CHF 100, in recognition of the difficult financial situation that most young musicians now find themselves in.

The 75th Geneva International Music Competition will take place as planned from 23 October – 5 November 2020. It is open to all cellists born after 5 November 1990. 

However, the five members of the preselection jury will not meet, as planned, from 16-18 June in Geneva. Instead, candidates will be selected in July, by video conference. Technical conditions initially required for the application video will, insofar as possible, no longer be taken into consideration by the jury.

Candidates will also be required to include in their application file a note of intent explaining the artistic approach behind their choice of programme for the second round. They will also be encouraged to explain all the technical constraints they may have encountered upon submitting their application.