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Geneva Competition e-workshop
ProMusica - September 2020
Presentation OLIVIER FREDJ
The 2020 edition of the Laureates Workshop was to welcome at the beginning of May, in face-to-face form, around ten recent laureates of the Geneva Competition (2019 edition) and a few students in the soloist master class of the HEM Geneva. The health crisis linked to Covid-19 did not allow this meeting, even after it was moved in September. The Geneva Competition has therefore decided to innovate and offer an e-Workshop, which will take place online from September 29 to November 1, 2020.
The content of this e-Workshop has been adapted to the circumstances and the conditions of realization, while maintaining the objectives and values of the original version. It will give priority to intense and personalized coaching in career management and will also focus particularly on digital and audiovisual.
The alternative experience offered to participants will be spread over more than a month and will be punctuated by personal reports, collective programs, individual interviews and working time in autonomy. Many professional-experts will intervene and resources will be made available to participants through a digital platform, specially created for this purpose. The participants' journey will culminate in a day (in principle face-to-face) during which they will share their experiences and present their work. It is this meeting of paths that will strengthen the collective even though the e-Workshop will be, for the most part, managed remotely.
The participants in the e-Workshop will have for mission the realization of two personal projects, distinct and complementary, which aim to answer the main questions of young musicians at the beginning of their career and to be in line with the objectives set for the workshop of the winners of the Geneva Competition, since its creation in 2017: work on career management and the production of a video capsule.
The e-Workshop is managed by the Geneva Competition and its executive producer, the ProMusica concert agency. Together, the two entities provide participants with recognized professional skills (artistic agency, financial management, production, communication, public relations, etc.) and several years of experience in the organization of events.
For the occasion, the team will be reinforced by a multimedia specialist, a presenter-journalist and a technical manager. These personalities form the reference team which will be responsible for the organization and animation of the e-Workshop.
This 4th edition of the Geneva Competition Laureates Workshop is supported by Art Mentor Foundation (Lucerne, Switzerland).