ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition 2019


These are the winners of the ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition 2019:

1st prize: Nerida Quartett: Saskia Niehl (violin), Nevena Tochev (violin), Petro Montemagni (viola), Alma Tedde (cello)

2nd prize: Duo Sikrona : Lovisa Ehrenkrona (violin), Alexandra Sikorskaya (piano)

3rd prize: Atreus Trio: Gregor Hänssler (violin), Samuel Niederhauser (cello), Victor Jugovic (piano)

Other ensembles nominated for the Swiss Chamber Music Festival 2020:

Berchtold Piano Trio: Livia Berchtold (violin), Ileana Waldenmayer (cello), Aniele Steininger (piano)

Trio Ernest: Stanislas Gosset (violin), Clément Dami (cello), Natasha Roque Alsina (piano)

Barialro Quintet: Jorge Rodriguez (transverse flute), Enrique Alvarez (oboe), Damien Bachmann (clarinet), Donatien Bachmann (bassoon), François Rieu (horn)

All winners of the ORPHEUS Competition 2018 could be heard at the Swiss Chamber Music Festival 2019 in Adelboden, Kandersteg and Frutigen from 13 to 22 September. The 1st - 3rd prize winners also performed as "Newcomers" in the Musikdorf Ernen - on 14 and 15 September.

Impressions and reports about the concerts can be found here:

Percussion CYTi (2nd prize) at the Swiss Chamber Music Festival at the
"Zündhölzlifabrik" Frutigen

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

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.