Conservatoire de Musique de Genève

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East façade of the Conservatoire de Musique
Interior of Conservatoire de Musique

The Conservatoire de musique de Genève is a music school in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Conservatory hosts 2,400 non-professional students. Since 2009, the professional courses have been led by the Geneva University of Music (Haute école de musique de Genève).


The school was founded by François Bartholoni in 1835. This conservatory is the oldest music education institution in Switzerland, and one of the oldest conservatories in Europe.

Franz Liszt taught at this conservatory during the first year of its history.

The Geneva International Music Competition was founded in 1939 in the Conservatory, and is its first international competition.

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Coordinates: 46°12′03″N 6°08′33″E / 46.2009°N 6.1425°E / 46.2009; 6.1425