The Competition will take place at the:

Casino de Montbenon – Salle Paderewski
Allée Ernest Ansermet 3, 1003 Lausanne

The Eliminatory Heats and the Final are open to the public.

Saturday 15th June 2024 (free admission)

Maximum duration : 25 minutes per candidate.
All candidates will be informed under confidential cover at the time when they enter the warm-up room which of the proposed works and/or movements must be played. The Jury may interrupt a candidate at any time.

After all Eliminatory Heats the Jury will select at least three candidates for the Final. The list of selected Finalists will be announced at the end of the Eliminatory Heats, on Saturday 15th June 2024 in the Hall of the Montbenon Casino.
It is imperative that all candidates be present to hear such announcement.


Sunday 16th June 2024
 (fee payable)

Minimum duration: 30 minutes per candidate.
The Jury will determine the musical program of each Finalist and will inform the latter after the end of the Eliminatory Heats.

The prize winners will be announced after the Final and after the Jury deliberations. The Jury is under no obligation to grant any prizes.

Neither the general public nor the candidates are admitted to the Jury’s deliberations. Such deliberations and the decisions made by the Jury are confidential, final and non-appealable.


First Prize: CHF 3000.
+ a solo concert with the orchestra Musique des Lumières

Second Prize: CHF 2000.

Third Prize: CHF 1000.

Edith Fischer Prize for a recital at the Semaine Internationale de Piano de Blonay

Grant for a week masterclasse at the Semaine Internationale de Piano de Blonay


Each candidate must submit a program lasting at least 50 minutes, which must comprise at least :

  • A classical sonata of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert ;
  • An Etude ;
  • A work from the Romantic repertoire or post-romantic (19th century) ;
  • A work that is characteristic of the 20th or 21st century.

This program may be completed by any work of the repertoire choosen by the candidate.
All sonatas must be capable of being played in full.
No concertante works are admitted for the Competition program.