On 28 April 2018, the cciMB 2018 Festival will feature a special evening of early music, performed by ensemble The Schola Alumni of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the most famous educational institution for early music and the largest of its kind. Coming over especially from Switzerland, the ensemble under the direction of Marc Lewon (lute, gittern) will present J'ay pris amours a ma devise. Vocal and instrumental music of the 15th Century. The other performing artists are Grace Newcombe (voice), Ricardo Leitão Pedro (voice, lute), Claire Piganiol (harp) and Paul Kieffer (lute).

Photo: The Schola Alumni (Marc Lewon, Grace Newcombe, Paul Kieffer photo © Susanna Drescher)






The cciMB 2018 Festival is thrilled to present a concert by Duo Melis on Sunday 29 April 2018 at the CRR de Paris. Regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar duos, Spanish guitarist Susana Prieto and Greek guitarist Alexis Muzurakis will perform a varied and compelling program featuring works by Domenico Scarlatti, Antoine de Lhoyer, Enrique Granados, Joaquín Rodrigo, Nikolai Kapustin and Astor Piazzolla.

François Salque, cellist chair at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSDMP) and the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU), is joining the cciMB 2018 Jury for the final round on 2 May 2018. Acclaimed for his profound musical thinking and phenomenal technique, François has already performed as a soloist and as chamber musician in over fifty countries with some of the world’s most renowned artists (Jean-Claude Pennetier, Alexandre Tharaud, Michel Portal, Paul Meyer, among others). Together with Pierre Fouchenneret (violin), Sarah Nemtanu (violin) and Lise Berthaud (alto violin) he founded the Quatuor Strada string quartet which is scheduled to perform a concert accompanying cciMB 2013 winner Emanuele Buono on 30 April 2018 at the Trianon Palace Versailles.


We are pleased to announce our new partner Musiques à Versailles, organiser of a celebrated concert series and other cultural events that take place in the beautiful, historical buildings of Versailles, like the Trianon Palace Versailles, Cathédrale Saint Louis, Théàtre Montansier, Synagogue de Versailles and the Salons de l’Hôtel de Ville. On 30 April 2018, as part of the cciMB 2018 Festival, Musiques à Versailles will host cciMB 2013 winner Emanuele Buono and string quartet Quatuor Strada for a concert at the Trianon Palace Versailles.


  • Association International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini
  • St. Jakobs-Strasse 34
  • CH-4052 Basel Switzerland
  • Email: biasinicompetition@gmail.com


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