The Concours de Genève - International Music Competition, founded in 1939 as the Concours International d'Exécution Musicale (CIEM), is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious international music competitions. With the aim to discover, promote, and support young talented artists on the way to an international career, the Concours de Genève also has the distinction of spotlighting different disciplines in every edition. In 2023, string quartets and flutists have the chance to compete for the top prizes!
In this first semi-final string quartet round, the five remaining groups all take on one of the six legendary quartets by Béla Bartók—and then are free to complete their program with any work they choose. The three ensembles selected to move on to the final round will take the stage at Geneva's famed Victoria Hall to perform before a worldwide audience.
A documentary by Christopher Nupen
London Symphony Orchestra
Vevey – Switzerland