The winners of the Composition Final of the 76th Concours de Genvève, which took place last night (26
October) at the Franz Liszt Hall of the Geneva Conservatory, have been announced with First Prize
awarded to Shin Kim, (27 years old, from South Korea) for his work “The Song of Oneiroi”, for six voices
and microphones. Yuki Nakahashi (26 years old, from Japan)took Second Prize for “Settings”, for vocal
ensemble. Third Prize was awarded to Ármin Cservenák (26 years old, from Hungary) for his work
“Madrigali”, for six voices, with texts by Pétrarque, Michel-Ange and Scelsi.
● Beat Furrer, Président of the Jury said, “It was by no means easy to rank the outstanding works of Shin Kim,
Yuki Nakahashi and Ármin Cservenák: the jury was confirmed in its conviction after last night’s concert that all
three young composers have equally high hopesfor their future careersthrough the works presented.”
● The subject of the 2022 Composition Prize was a work for vocal ensemble, composed for six singers: bass,
baritone, tenor, mezzo-soprano (or counter-tenor) and two sopranos. At the end of the pre-selection,
which took place in the spring, the official Jury chaired by Beat Furrer designated three finalist scores from
among 93 applications received from all over the world (an increase of 23% compared to previous
● The finalists’ works were performed last night as world premieres by the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
during the Final, broadcast live on Espace 2 and live streamed on the Geneva Competition website and
social networks, as well as on and
● Since its creation in 1939, the Geneva Competition has dedicated itself to the mission of discovering,
promoting and supporting the world’s best, well-rounded and passionate young artists.
● Please find full prize list below and biographies of the winners on page 2

Winners of the Final Round
• 1st Prize: CHF 15,000. – Shin Kim
• 2nd Prize: CHF 10,000. – Yuki Nakahashi
• 3rd Prize: CHF 5,000. – Ármin Cservenák
• Audience Prize: CHF 1,500. –  Ármin Cservenák
• Young Audience Prize: CHF 1,000. – Yuki Nakahashi
• Students Prize: CHF 1,000. – Yuki Nakahashi
• Nicati-De Luze Special Prize : CHF 3,000. – Yuki Nakahashi
In addition to the official prizes, the Geneva Competition offers a Support Program for Laureates, offering them
support and essential advice to start their career. The program includes two years of management by the Sartory
Artists agency, as well as recordings, international tours and a professional training workshop.