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ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition 2019

The ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition 2019 will take place on 16 and 17 November 2019 at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
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Workshop in Bern and Adelboden


For the second time, a workshop weekend took place in Bern and Adelboden in March as part of the ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition. The three prize-winning ensembles of the ORPHEUS Competition 2018 (Kebyart Ensemble, Percussion CYTi and Opalio Trio) met with the young composers Nemanja Radivojevic, Léo Albisetti and Aram Hovhannisyan at the Hochschule der Künste in Berne in order to intensify their collaboration for the three commissioned works. After the musical work, they all travelled together to the mountains - to Adelboden, the seat of the Swiss Chamber Music Festival. For the young artists, it was their first encounter with the venue and the festival's organisers. The common way to the Swiss Chamber Music Festival 2019 is prepared.

Concert Delta Piano Trio

The Delta Piano Trio, the first prize winners of the ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition 2017, played at the Lavaterhaus in Zürich, the 28th of february.

Delta Piano Trio, Februar 2019
Delta Piano Trio, Februar 2019

Prizewinner ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition 2018


The prizewinners of the ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition 2018 can be found in the archive or on the list of all prizewinners from 1974 - 2018.
The Kebyart Ensemble - 1st prize winners 2018
The Kebyart Ensemble - 1st prize winners 2018

ORPHEUS - Swiss Chamber Music Competition

The ORPHEUS competition was established in 1974. It is a competition for young musicians, today exclusively for chamber music ensembles. About 300 prizewinners have been supported so far - , many of them became leading musicians in Switzerland, in Europe and worldwide. Since 2011 the concerts of the prizewinners have taken place at the Swiss Chamber Music Festival in Adelboden, which was established specifically for this purpose. The Musikdorf Ernen started a series of concerts with selected prizewinner ensembles in 2018. The Swiss Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia plays an important role by making it possible that new works are commissioned for the three first prize winners. ORPHEUS is organised as an association under the laws of Switzerland and has its seat in Zürich.