LAVAUX CLASSIC COMPETITION

3rd edition, 2021

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

 Copyright: Anne-Laure Lechat

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

The Lavaux Classic Competition, a new event at the Festival OFF initiated by Guillaume Hersperger, was created in 2019 in collaboration with the HEMU Student Association. This unique competition aims to encourage creativity, imagination and a sense of contact with the public among students of the classical, jazz and contemporary music sections of the Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud, Valais and Fribourg, while encouraging exchanges between styles.

This year, 9 ensembles selected from among 24 projects presented their work in the semi-finals on 12 and 13 June before a jury composed of performance professionals and music lovers. The semi-final took place behind closed doors at the Salle Davel in Cully.

Jury of Lavaux Classic Competition
Final – September 2021

Guillaume Hersperger, Président du Jury
Catherine Zoellig, Lavaux Classic
Audrey Vigoureux, Les Athénéennes
Léonie Renaud, Festival du Jura
Caroline Mercier, Week-End Musical de Pully
François-Xavier Poizat, Geneva Puplinge Classic
Emilie Couturier, Marathon du piano d’Evian
Béatrice Villiger, Le Bois qui chante
Luc Baghdassarian, Variations Symphoniques
Vincent Roch, Les Ondes Musicale Monthey

GENERAL

CONDITIONS

OF THE COMPETITION

The competition is open to all HEMU students.

3 STEP SELECTION

1- Week of 19th April 2021
10 minute presentation (video or live, depending on the public health situation). Times, dates, and places to be determined. All projects that correspond to the application criteria will take part in the first round. Eight projects will be selected for the semi-finals by a professional jury.

2 – The semi-finals take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June in Cully, during the festival.

The presentation, including any explanations, should not exceed 30 minutes. Three projects will be selected for the final by a jury of professionals and the public audience. All participating projects will receive and gross fee of CHF 600.

3 – Final on Tuesday 7th September in Vevey, Salle Del Castillo, from 18h
The presentation, including any explanations, should not exceed 30 minutes.


Price

  • 1st Price (with the support of the Cercle des Mécènes)
    CHF 1500.- and an invitation to play at Lavaux Classic IN 2022
  • 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
  • 3rd Price (price of the President of the Foundation)
    CHF 500.- and an invitation to play at Lavaux Classic OFF 2022

Terms and conditions

  • Alumni are accepted as long as they are not a majority amongst the members
  • Jazz or contemporary music is welcome, as long as there is a theme or use of instruments which are directly linked to the classical style
  • Multidisciplinary projects with the participation of students from other schools, dancers, actors or others are welcome and encouraged, as long as external students are not a majority amongst the members
  • Projects should not be longer than 30 minutes