40 pianists aged 16 to 29 years old from 14 countries have been selected, from 182 applicants, to take part in the piano section of the 76th Concours de Genève. Applicants included a large percentage of Asian countries (59%), followed by Europe (26%) and America (9%) and this is also reflected in the list of the selected candidates.

Following the success of the hybrid formula, presented for the first time in 2021, the first part of the competition will once again be held online. The forty selected pianists will have until 13 July to submit their videos for the Online Recital, which will be live streamed from 12-18 September. The eight candidates selected after this first official round will be invited to pursue the competition from October 22nd in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Jury will comprise Janina Fialkowska, Chair (Canada), Florent Boffard (France), Josu de Solaun (Spain / USA), Till Fellner (Austria), Momo Kodama (Japan), Marianna Shirinyan (Armenia / Denmark), and Gilles Vonsattel (Switzerland / USA).

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