This year’s Prizewinners’ Workshop 2020 was supposed to be held in Geneva during the first week of May and bring together half a dozen recent prizewinners of the Geneva Competition (2019) along with a few students from the Geneva University of Music (HEM), who are completing a Master of Art in specialized music performance as soloist. Due to the sanitary crisis caused by the Covid-19, this workshop could unfortunately not take place in person, despite it having been postponed to the month of September. The Geneva Competition therefore decided to innovate by offering a Prizewinners’ e-Workshop, which will be held online during more than a month.
The content of this e-Workshop has been adapted to fit the present circumstances and conditions of implementation, whilst maintaining its initial objectives and values. Privileging a method of personal coaching, it will focus on two main themes: career management and digital and audio-visual training. This alternative experience will take place over a period of more than a month and will include personal evaluations, collective broadcasts, one-on-one interviews and times of independent work. During the last day of the Workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to meet up (hopeful in person) to share their experience with others and present their work. This final meeting will be a great way to reinforce the collective nature of the project, whereas the e-Workshop will be essentially run at a distance.
Participants in the e-Workshop will be given the mission of completing two distinct and complementary personal projects: the first one on the theme of career management and the second one resulting in the production of a short video. By addressing issues that are crucial to the development of a young musicians’ career, these projects follow the objectives fixed by the Geneva Competition’s Prizewinners Workshop since its creation in 2017.
The e-Workshop is managed by the Geneva Competition and its line producer ProMusica Concert Agency. Both of these entities provide recognized professional competences to participants (artistic management, financial management, production, communication, public relations, etc.), as well as an experience of several years in event organization. The permanent team will be reinforced by specialists in multimedia, as well as a journalist- presenter and a technical manager. These personalities will form the reference team in charge of organizing and animating the e-Workshop.
This 4th edition of the Prizewinners workshop of the Concours Genève, in association with the Geneva University of Music (Haute École de Musique de Genève - HEM), is supported by the Art Mentor Foundation (Luzern, Switzerland).
Speakers and trainers of the e-Workshop 2020
- Olivier Fredj (Stage Director, Paris)
- Charles Haroche (Teacher in public speaking and rhetorics, Paris)
- Emmanuel Hondré (Director of Concerts Dpt. / Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris)
- Guillaume Kuster (Expert trainer video storytelling and digital content / Samsa.fr, Paris)
- Bernard Meier (Expert trainer communication and personal strategy, Geneva)
- Aidée-Tzairí Santos-Garcia (Head of Digital Strategy and Comm. / Outhere-Music, Brussels)
With the kind participation of
- Charlotte Gardner (journalist, London)
- Michael Haefliger (Lucerne Festival)
- Rob Hilberink (Liszt International Piano Competition, Utrecht)
- Clara Iannotta (composer, Berlin)
- Bernard Lanskey (Dean of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music / NUS, Singapore)
- Catherine Le Bris (CLB Management, London)
- Frank Madlener (Ircam, Paris)
- Christina McMaster (Warner, London)
- Vassilena Serafimova (percussionist, Paris)
- Lydia Shelley (Quatuor Voce, Paris)
- Natalja Slobodyreva (Meta-Artists, Hannover)
- Katie Tearle (Editions Peters, London)
Executive producer : Agence de concerts ProMusica (Geneva)
Concours de Genève / Geneva International Music Competition
- Didier Schnorhk (Secretary General)
- Sandy Kasper (Asst. to the Director)
- Lisa Elias (Communication)
- Bastien Ferraris (Production)
- Marc Racordon (Accounting)
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