History

International Organ Competition of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune

In memory of the eminent organist Georges Cramer (1909-1981), the Foundation that bears his name sponsors the International Organ Competition of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune which takes place at the Abbey of Saint-Maurice.

Georges Cramer was the organist of Saint-François in Lausanne from 1947 to 1974 and an unforgettable teacher at the Conservatory of this city. His outstanding teaching transmitted the richness of French and German traditions that he had received from his masters William Montillet, Emile Blanchet, Otto Barblan.

The Competition, founded by the Canon Georges Athanasiades, is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC).

Winners of previous years

2018 : final on August 24

1. Kumi Choi (Korea)

2. Liubova Nosova (Russia)

3. Mona Rozdestvenskyte (Lithuania)

2015 : from left to right : Kumi Choi (3rd prize), Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas (2nd prize), Thomas Kientz (1st prize).

Jury : from left to right : Peter Planyavsky, Richard Townend, Daniel Beckamm, Klaus Sonnleitner, Markus Raiser, Benjamin Righetti

 

2013 : from left to right : Alexandra Stashenko (3rd prize), Angela Metzger (2nd prize), Sul Bi Yi (1st prize).