Among the countless competitions, the Concours Géza Anda is a unique and extraordinary institution in international comparison – and this is not only due to the high-ranking jury, which is staffed with outstanding representatives of the music world. What is special about the Concours Géza Anda is above all that the representative act of the final concert and the considerable prize money are not enough. The Géza Anda Foundation commits itself to the winners to accompany them as a mentor for three years and, among other things, to provide performance opportunities.
The 15th Concours Géza Anda was carried out in Zurich and Winterthur between 27th May and 5th June 2021, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
American pianist Claire Huangci won the 14th Concours Géza Anda on 12th June 2018.
The 29-year-old American Andrew Tyson wins the First Prize at the Concours Géza Anda 2015.
In 2012, Varvara Nepomnyashchaya won the First Prize, and also the Mozart-Prize and the Audience-Prize.
Concours 1979 to 2009
The Concours has been taking place since 1979. Have a look at earlier editions in our archive.