Held from 19 to 23 April, this year’s edition was dedicated to cello and piano duos


Duo Domos © Ludivine Morel

The prize winners of the 17th Lyon International Chamber Music Competition were announced following the final round on 23 April.

Following a performance of Brahms Sonata for cello and piano in F major, a contemporary work and a work of free choice, first prize of €10,000 was awarded to Duo Domo, comprised of Hungarian musicians Domonkos Hartmann, cello and Domonkos Csabay, piano. The duo also won the audience award.

Second prize of €5,000 went to Duo Ermitage, comprised of Paul-Marie Kuzma, cello and Ionah Maiatsky, piano. They also won the Belle Saison career development prize, which includes a series of concerts, residency and development of artistic projects, worth €10,000.

Third prize of €3,000 was awarded to Duo Michel-Boullenois, consisting of Albéric Boullenois, cello and Aude Michel, piano. They also won the prize for best interpretation of Outside by Benoît Menut, awarded by musicology students from Lyon University, worth €1,000. 

The jury consisted of Alexander Rudin, Eliso Virsaladze, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Frans Helmerson, Marie-Josephe Jude, Nabil Shehata and Stefan Mendl.

The Lyon International Chamber Music Competition was founded in 2004 by horn player Joël Nicod. Seven disciplines alternate over the years: trio with piano, string quartet, wind quintet, brass quintet, voice and piano duets, cello and piano, violin and piano.