Lyon International Chamber Music Competition 2021

Lyon International Chamber Music Competition 2021

The Lyon International Chamber Music Competition 2021 is dedicated to Duo for Violin and Piano.

The violin and piano duet repertoire is immense. It is crossed by the greatest composers and is built around the virtuosity and expressiveness allowed by these two instruments.

But this duo, composed of 2 soloists, knows how to collaborate. Mozart’s first sonatas are written for piano with violin accompaniment. Later, the role of soloist passes on the violin, but generally speaking the duo remains the affair of dialogue and capacity for each of the interpreters to assume the role of accompanist or soloist according to the moments.

Often, the duo is the center of projects that associate other instrumentalists: cello, horn, singer, viola, clarinet, etc. And it is exactly the spirit we wanted  with the Chausson Grand concert in final with a string quartet.

Finally, the comissioned work was ordered to Florentine Mulsant. The composer stands out by a large catalog of chamber music works, a contrast writing and a search for expressiveness that reflects a certain torment and a real emotional intensity.

This musical genre was already addressed by the CIMCL in 2007 and 2014, bringing together nearly 100 applications on these two editions. For the record or for the example, the Ukrainian violonist Diana Tishchencko, Grand Prix of the contest Long-Thibaud-Crespin 2018, had won the CIMCL in 2014.

The Lyon International Chamber Music Competition fulfils its role of Revealer of talents!


19 - 25 Apr 2021


All Day

More Information

Competition Website


Chamber Music,
Duo for Violin and Piano,


Lyon, France


Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon