The Vendome Awards honours prominent personalities in music management who have specialised in contributing substantially for the development of extraordinary young talent. In 2016, we honoured four music administrators with the Vendome Awards of SFr25,000 each. The awards have been given to:
The finals of the 2017 Vendome Prize for Piano will take place at the Verbier Festival, Switzerland, between July 28 to August 2, 2017.
From 12 solo performances, 3 candidates will be chosen to go to the final round which will consist of movements from piano quintets as well as solo playing. The candidates are asked to prepare one of the following piano quintets: Brahms op. 34, Schumann op. 44, Dvorak op. 81, Shostakovich op. 57.
July 29 and 30: Public solo auditions at Chalet Orny, Verbier, sessions at 10am and 3pm each day, of which 3 pianists will be chosen to go to the final concert. Decision by jury shortly after the last pianist performs.
August 1: Evening gala concert with the 3 finalists and the Gringolts Quartet at 6:30pm, Eglise de Verbier.