4th edition, 2022

Partnership with ADE
(Association des étudiants de l’HEMU)

 Copyright: Anne-Laure Lechat

The Lavaux Classic Competition, created in 2019, aims to encourage the creativity and capacity of students to conceive, present and carry out innovative, original and quality musical projects. The projects must be adapted to an audience of both the curious and music lovers, with appropriate mediation if necessary.


  • The competition is open to students of the HEMU, classical, jazz or contemporary music sections.
  • The project must have a direct link with classical music.
  • Each project can bring together from 1 to 4 artists (exceptionally 5, if the nature of the project requires it).
  • Alumni of the HEMU or artists from other disciplines (e.g. dance, theatre, etc.) are admitted as long as they are not in the majority in the project.
  • The festival will provide a piano and front-of-house amplification for outdoor performances. All other technical and material needs are the responsibility of the candidates, who are responsible for their transport and installation.
  • The final project may not exceed 30 minutes in length.
  • Deadline for registration and submission of the presentation file: 13 February 2022 at midnight.
  • Candidates must be available for the semi-finals (24-26 June 2022 in Cully) and the final (8 October 2022 in Vevey).
  • An application file must be sent in PDF format by e-mail to before midnight on 13 February 2022.


1st round (11 to 14 April 2022, Lausanne)

All projects that comply with the rules will be invited to the selection auditions which will take place in the HEMU building, site de la Grotte, during the week of 11 April 2022. The first round consists of a 10-minute presentation in person (or possibly by video, depending on the situation) before a jury of professionals. The method of presentation is left to the free choice of the candidates and can be done by some or all of the speakers, in the form of an explanation or musical extracts. Eight projects will be selected for the semi-finals in June.

Semi-finals (24-26th June 2022, Cully)

Eight projects will be selected for the semi-finals which will take place between 24 and 26 June 2022. The presentation should not exceed 30 minutes, including mediation. Three projects will be selected for the final by a jury of professionals. All speakers of the projects selected for the semi-final will receive a fee of CHF 150.

Final (8th October 2022, Vevey)

Three projects will participate in the final. The presentation should not exceed 30 minutes, including mediation. Several prizes will be awarded at the end of the final, including entry fees for the next edition of Lavaux Classic and cash prizes.

The final of the competition
took place on 7th of September 2021
at the Salle del Castillo in Vevey.

The 3 finalists were decided last night and here are the results:

  • 1st Price (with the support of the Cercle des Mécènes)
    CHF 1500.- and an invitation to play at Lavaux Classic IN 2022
    De lo mundano a lo sublime: Pilar Alva Martin, Stefano Arena
  • 2nd Price (with the support of the Association des Amis de Lavaux Classic)
    CHF 1000.- and an invitation to play at an event of the Amis de Lavaux Classic
    Yacatá Quintet: Valentin Claivoz, Marius Mosser, Nelson Javet, Blanche Inacio, Armelle Tamagna
  • 3rd Price (price of the President of the Foundation)
    CHF 500.- and an invitation to play at Lavaux Classic OFF 2022
    Berio-Bach-Poésie: Maria Alejandra Jiménez

With the generous support of the Irène Dénéréaz Foundation

Special Prize 2021

A special prize was awarded to Sarah Fouchenneret by the Lionel Meylan watch and jewellery store in Vevey to reward the artist for the excellence of her work.