16ème Concours d'Interpretation Musicale Lausanne

What IS IT?

The CIML is a yearly competition for pianists, violinists, and cello players, up to 24 years of age. Starting in 2021, the Competition will focus on a single instrument per year.

We look for captivating performances, and prioritize musical expression over pure technique. The remarkable career achievements by several CIML prize winners are evidence of this.


The 2021 edition of the Competition will be for pianists up to 24 years of age, either of Swiss nationality, or of other nationalities, who have been living or studying in Switzerland for at least one academic year. However, the Competition is not open to candidates who have obtained a first prize at any of the previous editions of the CIML.



Eliminatory Heats

Friday the 18th of June and Saturday the 19th of June 2021, from 9.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Finalists’ Concert (paying admission to the concert also grants access to the Prize Ceremony and the Closing Cocktail)

Sunday the 20th of June 2021, at 3.00 p.m. or 4.00 p.m.

How much?

The prizes for the 2021 edition of the Competition will be:

1st prize: CHF 7000.-

2nd prize: CHF 3500.-

3rd prize: CHF 1500.-


You can find the full Competition regulations, as well as the enrolement form, by clicking the link below.